Larry Schweiger’s Archive

An egret in flight over the Bombay Hooke National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor.

House Casts a Climate Vote and Wildlife Takes a Hit

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to undermine common-sense protections for America’s wildlife and public health. 223 members cast their vote supporting a bill dubbed the Polluter Protection Act, which …

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Robert Palmer.

Snowy Owl – A Connection to the Far North (and the Perils of Keystone XL)

In Washington these days, the idea that we can build the 35 million-gallons-per-day Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline and suffer no ill consequences is treated as serious thinking. But …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Polluter Lobbying Campaign Threatens Bipartisan Energy Progress in Senate

The U.S. Senate is set to take up a bipartisan bill to promote energy efficiency sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-IN). As summer’s climate-fueled heat …

World Bank Report Turn Down The Heat:  Why a 4 Degree C Warmer World Must Be Avoided

Two Reports Warn: Wake Up! It’s Later Than It’s Ever Been

By Larry J. Schweiger  The latest in a series of unprecedented weather-related tragedies, Hurricane Sandy has been called “Frankenstorm Sandy” for its massive size, loss of lives and property and …

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Getting Kids Back Outside—NWF Tackles the Problem

Larry Gibson.  Photo Credit: Vivian Stockman, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

The Passing of Larry Gibson

Much of broadcast news today is junk food with too much candy and spice, and too little fruits and vegetables.

What’s Not Making the News

Spring flowers, by Wikipedia user Halpaugh.

In Defense of Wildflowers

NWF View By Larry J. Schweiger “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely …

Duck Hunting NCTC Image Library

Delta Study Confirms Later Duck Seasons

This recent study confirms what has long been observed by hunters: later duck harvest seasons.

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor at 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit (Flickr's Sarah Larson)

Fuel Efficiency: America’s Generational Leap

Just wanted to pass along some quick thoughts on recent New York Times article that really missed the big picture on America’s fuel efficiency gains. You can’t look at 2012 vehicles …

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