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National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife News Roundup for November 28th, 2010

11/28/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Today’s news — a climate summit, crazy bear incidents, a little geo-engineering, tortoises on iPhone apps and a campus battling with crows. The upcoming Cancun climate summit will also be about how climate, poverty and conflict are intertwined: Can reintroducing […] Read more >

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife News Roundup for November 27th, 2010

11/27/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

New in the past 24 hours on the wildlife front in the U.S. and other nations: Could a massive dam between Russia and Alaska save the Arctic Sea? Tejon Ranch conservation plan update: California condors doing well: Threatened […] Read more >

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife News Roundup for November 26th, 2010

11/26/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Lot’s of major international news items today, updates on some species and some animal oddities: California: update on the fate of the sea otter: Photos: It seems that bears have taught a wolf to catch salmon! Update on […] Read more >

National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife News Roundup for Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 2010

11/25/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Happy Thanksgiving! Some major events in the past 24 hours in the fight to conserve and protect wildlife in North America and the world and some fun things too.   U.S. designates 187,000 sq miles of area most critical to […] Read more >

How Much Outdoor Play Time Does Your Child Need? What the Experts Say

11/25/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

Many parents are aware their kids are spending too much time indoors watching TV and playing video and computer games.  A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the average eight to eighteen year old kid is now […] Read more >

NWF Wildlife News Roundup for November 24, 2010

11/24/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

November 24th wildlife news updates:  Some unusual and instructive items today! Revealed: the secret of flying snakes: Playing with fire – Banff tourists are fined for chasing grizzly bears: Angry otter terrorizes neighborhood in florida: Actor Leonardo […] Read more >

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Keeping Kids in the Dark: U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Energy “Education”

10/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy teachers’ guide is just wrong. We need to provide our classrooms with a full picture, and not permit purveyors of partial information to keep students in the dark.
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You Can Help The Great Backyard Bird Count

2/13/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

 The weekend of February 12 through the 15th marks the Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide effort by many distinguished organizations concerned with wild birds in the U.S. The sponsors of the event describe it as follows: “The Great Backyard […] Read more >

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Parents: 10 Reasons Kids Need Fresh Air

1/1/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Campaign aims to educate tens of million of U.S. moms and dads on the importance of helping their kids have more time outdoors and providing tools to do so. Reasons a Parent Should Care: Stronger bones […] Read more >

New NWF Program: Erthnxt: Trees for the 21st Century

12/31/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The National Wildlife Federation and the national tree-planting and youth education organization, Erthnxt, have combined forces to further environmental literacy, youth volunteerism, habitat restoration, and reversing global warming.  Our joint aim is to provide opportunities for scouting and youth groups across […] Read more >