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Bryn Fluharty was the Climate Change Intern at the Pacific Regional Center in Seattle.
Gifts of the Crow by John Marzluff and Tony Angell

NWF Book Club: Gifts of the Crow

8/6/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Gifts of the Crow brings us into the complex and fascinating lives of crows and ravens. The authors weave science with casual observations to give us a full view of the minds and hearts of these familiar winged companions. While […] Read more >

Looking up at Rainier from the trail (photo: Bryn Fluharty)

A Break in the Clouds? Run for the Hills in Seattle

7/18/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Living in Seattle will teach you one thing: when the sun breaks through the clouds you take advantage of it and get outside! As most of the country swelters in record-breaking heat, here in Seattle we are experiencing what has seemed […] Read more >

When Elephants Week by Jeffery Moussaieff Masson and Susan McCarthy

NWF Book Club: When Elephants Weep

7/6/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals is an intimate look at the hearts of the animals we love and the complexity of animal emotions. We learn that many see animals as unfeeling beings unable to express the breadth […] Read more >

Wanapum dam and reservoir on the Columbia near Vantage, WA (Photo by Bryn Fluharty)

Coal Exports Compromise the Clean History of the Pacific Northwest

6/11/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

The wind whips around me as I gaze out at the Columbia River from high atop a bluff. The setting sun illuminates the red rock walls that soar up from the river in a soft red light. The air is […] Read more >

NWF Book Club: The Mindful Carnivore

6/1/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

In The Mindful Carnivore–A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance Tovar Cerulli looks at his connection to nature through the lens of food. He talks about his time as a strict vegan who was searching for a way to minimize the impact on […] Read more >

Everyone enjoys a good book! Photo: Bryn Fluharty

NWF Book Club: Last Child in the Woods

5/4/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

In Last Child in the Woods, author Richard Louv takes readers through an in-depth look at our society’s current disconnect from the natural world. Louv uses the term Nature Deficit Disorder to create a framework of understanding for the dilemma faced […] Read more >

Moving Forward in the Fight Against Coal Export from the Pacific Northwest

5/1/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

What started as a low rumbling has turned into a roar of voices in opposition to the proposed coal export from the Power River Basin in Wyoming and Montana through a possible six terminals in Washington and Oregon. A diverse […] Read more >

GiveBIG May 2nd - The Seattle Foundation

Your Chance to GiveBIG

4/25/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Mark Your Calendar On May 2nd you have the opportunity to maximize your donation to the National Wildlife Federation by donating through the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG program. GiveBIG is a one day opportunity to donate to Seattle area nonprofits including […] Read more >

Train tracks already run along the Columbia. Tracks like these would cary the coal laden trains along the river. Photo: Bryn Fluharty

Coal Export Threatens a Pacific Northwest Legacy

4/19/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

The Columbia River is a Pacific Northwest legacy. Its mighty waters have inspired songs like the Washington State folk song ‘Roll on, Columbia, Roll on,’ which brings lyrical majesty to the might of a river which provides our region with […] Read more >

Rising Waters: Climate Change and Flooding in the Pacific Northwest

4/12/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Climate change will have many different impacts on the Pacific Northwest. It is imperative that we recognize these effects and change the way we interact with our planet in order to ensure a sustainable and healthy future. Impacts of climate […] Read more >