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Rachel was the Grassroots Outreach Intern at NWF, working with the Action Team on grassroots outreach and online advocacy. She had previously worked on food safety campaigns at Food & Water Watch and environmental campaigns and policy at Virginia Interfaith Power & Light and the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.
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Thanks from Alaska’s Wildlife!

12/20/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Thanks to public support from thousands of wildlife advocates like you, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the Bureau of Land Management have announced a plan to protect important wildlife habitat in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (commonly […] Read more >

Pintail ducks in flight (Photo: USFWS Pacific)

Pintail Ducks’ Wetlands at Risk from Flawed Farm Bill

12/11/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Wetlands in the prairie potholes habitats across Great Plains grasslands where Pintail Ducks, shovelers and American white pelicans breed are at risk from a flawed version of the Farm Bill that would subsidize the destruction of wildlife habitat. This week […] Read more >

Mariah Urueta

Student Activist Stands Up Against Keystone XL

11/20/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

College Sophomore Mariah Urueta and 53 other students travelled all the way from Central Michigan University to Washington, D.C. last weekend to pressure President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. They spent over 20 hours traveling by bus—through the […] Read more >

Polar Bear Breaks Ice

One Day Left: Ask the Candidates About Climate Change

10/9/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

The October 16 debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be a town hall forum, and you have the chance to choose the questions! Google is accepting questions from the public to use in the debates, but […] Read more >

Black bears across the country are going hungry as extreme heat and drought decrease their food supply.

Over 160,000 Want Climate on the Presidential Debate Agenda

9/28/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Thanks to the support of wildlife advocates, yesterday National Wildlife Federation delivered over 160,000 petition signatures to Jim Leher of PBS NewsHour. The petitions, signed by supporters of the National Wildlife Federation and eight partner organizations, including League of Conservation […] Read more >

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2.1 Million Comments to Cut Carbon Pollution

6/28/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

The National Wildlife Federation and a coalition of allies, including Environment America, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Interfaith Power and Light, just delivered more than 2.1 million comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of carbon pollution standards […] Read more >

Western_Meadowlark Wikimedia Commons

Tweet to Help Protect Meadowlarks’ Grassland Habitats

4/18/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

The flute-like melody of the Western Meadowlark is a familiar and iconic sound across the grasslands of the American West and Midwest. These vibrantly-colored songbirds build their nests and forage for food in native grasslands, meadows, and farm fields during […] Read more >

Snowshoe Hare

The Snowshoe Hare, Fashion Victim of Climate Change

4/10/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Spring came to DC early this year with temperatures reaching into the low 80s by mid-March.  While most people were thrilled about the unseasonably warm weather, I found myself unprepared.  Having only moved to DC recently, my shorts and sandals […] Read more >

Women Conservationists, Always Ahead of the Curve

3/19/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

I’ll admit it: when I think of American conservationists, old guys like Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir spring to mind. I’m sure I’m not the only one to sometimes overlook the enormous role women have played, and continue to play, […] Read more >

Have Fun With Frogs This Leap (Frog) Day!

2/28/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Leap day is almost here!  Take some time this February 29th to leap into fun with frogs. Nearly a third of the world’s amphibian species, including frogs, are now threatened. So, take the extra day we get every four years […] Read more >

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