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HEAT WAVE: Bad News (for) Bears, and Us!

7/21/2011 // By NWF

The following is a guest post by NWF Senior Scientist Dr. Doug Inkley. This heat wave is bad!  The eastern U.S. is suffering through stifling heat and humidity, which have caused 22 deaths already.  The U.S. Weather Service says heat […] Read more >

Fishing at Sunset

Tell Congress to Stop Slashing Great Lakes Restoration

7/19/2011 // By NWF

Celia Haven works on Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Adaptation at NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center. Efforts to restore the Great Lakes could suffer a huge blow in the next week as the Interior-Environmental Protection Agency funding bill moves to […] Read more >

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Ways Google+ Can Help Nature and Wildlife Lovers

7/19/2011 // By NWF

This is a guest post by Adam Jack, who is passionate about wildlife watching and wildlife citizen science. He’s developed tools (such as WildObs) for naturalists and nature-lovers and helps connect wildlife enthusiasts with National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch. On […] Read more >

Algae bloom photo by heathzib, flickr.com.

Climate Change Makes Us Sick – Literally

7/19/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer, a graduate of the Aquatic Sciences master’s program at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, is a research assistant at NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center. She is currently working on a report on […] Read more >

On-Campus Organizing: Lessons Learned From My Power Shift Experience

6/22/2011 // By NWF

Guest Post by Campus Ecology Fellow 2011 Casey Wojtalewicz Power Shift is two months in the past, and I feel it’s a good time to reflect on what the event meant for students from my school, the College of Saint Benedict […] Read more >

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Kanani, American Girl® 2011 Girl of the Year® Helps Rescue Baby Hawaiian Monk Seal

6/22/2011 // By NWF

American Girl’s 2011 Girl of the Year, Kanani, is a wonderful example of how kids are protecting wildlife in their own communities. In her introductory book, Aloha, Kanani, Kanani courageously helps rescue a baby monk seal that is caught in […] Read more >

Voices of NWF’s Young Leaders Assembly: From Community Roundtable to a Meeting with President Obama by Ian Johnson

6/16/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by: Ian Johnson Community-level sustainability discussion leads to White House meeting with President Obama Recently my community involvement around sustainability principles snowballed into an involvement and experience far greater than I could have imagined.  While in DC as […] Read more >

Voices of NWF’s Young Leaders Assembly: The Cure For “Nature Envy” by Sarah Haynes

6/9/2011 // By NWF

As a student, I have had my fair share of what I call ‘nature envy’ moments. You know, the ones where you are sitting in the classroom and suddenly find yourself staring out a window (if your lucky) or just day-dreaming (if […] Read more >

Evacuations in Dakota Dunes, SD

Hitting Home: Floodwaters Force Relocations in Several States

6/7/2011 // By NWF

As major flooding events continue on the northern central Plains, my parents, other family members, and friends have been working non-stop the last few days to help evacuate people in neighboring towns now threatened by the rising river. Read more >

Community College Program Encourages Idea Exchange in Green Fields of Study

5/26/2011 // By NWF

Guest Blog by: Staci Matlock The Santa Fe New Mexican Walking through the new Trades and Advanced Technology Center at Santa Fe Community College is like touring one big practical idea incubator. Students are taking theories from the biofuels, solar, […] Read more >