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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 >

Top Ten Wildlife Stories Of 2009

12/30/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In the incredibly diverse world of wildlife and endangered species, anyone would be hard pressed to pick the top stories for 2009. But here are ten stories that certainly rose to the top of the media attention and public concern […] Read more >

The Copenhagen Climate Accord Summarized In Six Key Points

12/19/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

   The Copenhagen Climate Accord has a number of key provisions.  The following is a quick summary set out by U.S. Journalist Keith Schneider  1. Developed nations have committed to invest $30 billion over the next three years to help […] Read more >

See The Draft Text Of The Copenhagen Global Climate Accord

12/18/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

As indicated by NWF's Christine Dorsey's report, there will be considerable discussion of the overall success and long-term meaning of the 192-nation global climate in Copenhagen. Many who have seen the accord know that there is much more to do but feel it  bodes well […] Read more >

Eight Reasons More Outdoor Time Improves Kids’ School Performance

12/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

American children spend an average of six hours per day watching television, web surfing and playing video games,  By contrast, they spend an average of 30 minutes in outdoor sports and just four to seven minutes per day in unstructured outdoor play.  This causes […] Read more >

Seven Safe Ways For Kids To Have More Outdoor Play Time

11/22/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Today's parents are concerned about the safety of their children when they are playing outdoors.  There is more traffic on the streets and more worries about other harms befalling them such as "stranger danger."   While the neighborhood may be very safe […] Read more >

Bays and Lakes: We Can Help Our Kids Develop A Sense of Place

11/22/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Last week the House Natural Resources Committee voted 22 to 13 to send an important new piece of legislation to the House floor.  It received strong support from the National Wildlife Federation, The Campaign for Environmental Literacy, the Chesapeake Bay […] Read more >

Study: Alternative Energy To Produce 1.9 Million New U.S. Jobs

11/15/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A recent study by three universities provides an estimate of many new green jobs coming from alternative energy development in the U.S. Smart Grid reports: “A collaborative study by three universities concludes that U.S. renewable energy policies could create […] Read more >

Greening Our Schools: The Challenge For NWF Eco-Schools USA

11/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

America's increasing focus on things that are "green" most certainly extends to our K-12 schools — all 130,000 of them. The new NWF Eco-Schools USA program will help many U.S. schools to become more effective at educating and preparing students for new, […] Read more >