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Jorge, a Big Brown bat. MABlevins/NWF

A Truly Scary Halloween Story: Bats Are In Trouble

10/27/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of […] Read more >

“It's not divine, it's just a small courtesy. I would hope anyone would take the, usually, thirty seconds to a minute to try and help ensure an animal's immediate safety.” – Ben Spector, NWF staff

10 “Wildest” Things Happening in National Wildlife Federation Headquarters’ Backyard

10/6/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with you the wildlife and nature where I “roam,” and bring to life the stories of […] Read more >

Behind the scenes at the Today Show. David Mizejewski holding the red fox while talking with Kathie Lee and Hoda. MBlevins/NWF

Wild Animals, Camping and Justin Bieber: Behind the Scenes with NWF at the Today Show

6/28/2011 // By Megan Blevins

The National Wildlife Federation’s Naturalist and Media Personality David Mizejewski has been appearing on television for years, bringing wildlife into people’s homes while sharing NWF’s mission with  millions of viewers.   As a broadcasting enthusiast and a regular follower of Dave’s […] Read more >

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[Video] Don’t Let Mercury Silence the Loons’ Call

6/3/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Have you ever heard a Common Loon yodel? What about hoot, wail or tremolo? Not sure what a tremolo is? Or let’s rewind—not even sure what a Common Loon is? The Common Loon (also known as the Great Northern Diver […] Read more >

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Debate Over Gasland the Movie Hits Mainstream

2/9/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Every day, we check our emails, blackberry and mail to find an overload of information that we don’t need. I’ll make this easy for you—you NEED to hear this (and to make things even easier, click here). A debate has […] Read more >

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Congress Must Remember its History and Value Clean Air

1/21/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Over 17,000 NWF Action Fund supporters have spoken up to defend polar bears against big polluters in the fight to hold Big Oil and corporate polluters accountable, curb global warming pollution and keep the Clean Air Act strong.  But, the […] Read more >

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Help Halt Drilling on Crucial Moose Habitat

1/21/2011 // By Megan Blevins

If you’ve never had the chance to venture out west to Yellowstone National Park, let me describe a scene for you: mountains covered by lodgepole pines, a place where rivers cut deep canyons across the land and quiet mornings interrupted […] Read more >

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Green Your Career Path at the 2011 Green Jobs Conference

1/19/2011 // By Megan Blevins

“Green,” is the new black—yes, I know you’ve heard it before–but it’s become increasingly true for more than just our basic lifestyle habits. From protecting our favorite wildlife critters, to fighting climate change, moving our overall economic infrastructure to be […] Read more >

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Cooking the Earth: Wildlife Deserve Better

11/15/2010 // By Megan Blevins

A few weeks ago, National Wildlife Federation’s Jim Lyon and Felice Stadler traveled to Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada to experience the devastation caused by the Canadian tar sands oil operation firsthand.  Deep in the Boreal forest, Jim and Felice observed […] Read more >

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New Report Offers Strategies for Smart Growth in Rural Communities

11/3/2010 // By Megan Blevins

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) has released a new report, “Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities,” which focuses on how to adapt smart growth strategies to rural communities. Funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of […] Read more >