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Mid-Week Refresh: Meet the Cutest Sloth Orphans in the World

12/14/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

If your week feels like it’s dragging on, just think how exhausted these guys must be once Friday rolls around. Sure, eating carrots and cuddling each other in blanket-coats doesn’t look like hard work, but at the world’s only sloth […] Read more >

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5 Creative Tips to Rejuvenate the 2011 Holiday Season

12/9/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

At age 10, no feeling in the world could compare to the juvenile exultation of Christmas morning. I still remember the overwhelming excitement that snapped my sleepy eyes open. Thirteen years later, I may not have the same urge to […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup – November 23, 2011

11/23/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

This week’s news roundup is two days early due to the Thanksgiving holiday! Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Still on Road to Recovery Despite Latest Twist in Delisting Saga Nov 22, 2011 – Today, a federal appeals court ordered the U.S. Fish […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup – November 18, 2011

11/18/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Bad Ballast Water Bill Threatens America’s Waters and Wildlife Nov. 15, 2011 – The House of Representatives […] Read more >

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Conservation Photographer Offers 4 Photography Tips

11/18/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Last week, I was able to chat with Gaston Lacombe, featured photographer at FotoweekDC, on his “Captive” series and conservation photography. Here, he offers 4 great tips for taking better pictures: Gaston’s photography tips Change your perspective – We spend […] Read more >

Held Captive by Gaston: A Conversation with Photographer Lacombe

11/9/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

This week, I caught up with photographer Gaston Lacombe on his “Captive” series, currently on display at FotoWeek DC, a week-long photography festival with a special focus on human rights work, environmental projects, and more. Lacombe’s work captivated me and […] Read more >

Scared of Sharks? 5 Reasons Why You Should be Amazed by Them

10/27/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

As the feared hunters of the ocean, sharks have long been persecuted and misunderstood. However, when I was a kid, I never saw them as vicious creatures. I was always fascinated and constantly reading up on my shark facts (just […] Read more >

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Get Outside for National Wildlife Refuge Week

10/13/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

This week (October 9-15) is National Wildlife Refuge Week, commemorated for the first time by the Senate in a historic resolution last year and officially recognized this year. First initiated under President Bill Clinton, Refuge Week is a celebration of […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – October 7, 2011

10/7/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Mass Opposition to Keystone XL in DC Today October 7 – It was a festive atmosphere outside the Ronald […] Read more >

Farmers Work with Wetlands to Reap Benefits

10/5/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Ecosystems work in much the same way as bustling cities do. Amidst a constant frenzy of activity, each member plays an important and specific role within a self-contained world. Some of the most vibrant city-like ecosystems in the world are […] Read more >