June Ocean Wildlife Roundup: Shark Chomps Giant Squid, Seals on Camera, Cuttlefish in Trouble

We spend lots of time on Wildlife Promise talking to you about amazing animals in the U.S. and elsewhere. But in my opinion, we don’t use nearly enough digital ink …

Heartland Suggests (and Quickly Retracts) That Believing in Climate Change Puts You in League With the Unabomber

A few hours ago, a news item about our old pals at the Heartland Institute was flying around the internet at light speed. It seems that in preparation for their annual …

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action Gather to Address Elected Officials

Displaying initiative I couldn’t have imagined as a teenager, 24 young activists (ages 13-18) from around Alaska gathered in Juneau last month for the 12th annual Civics and Conservation Summit, …

Hey, Sports Illustrated: Why Doesn’t the Outdoors Count as ‘Sports’ Anymore? (Updated)

Earlier this week, Sports Illustrated ‘photo vault’ archivist Andy Gray came across a curious cover from SI’s past: This week’s SI cover is out and it features … Seals in …

Study: Many Young Kids’ Parents Don’t Take Them Outside

It’s truly spring—though a bit too warm—when a kid’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of running around outside. Unfortunately, many young children may not be getting the chance, per a …

Giant Squid Eyeballs are Crucial in Arms Race vs. Sonar-Equipped Sperm Whales

Long fodder for maritime myth and pulp horror, the giant squid must be the most famous animal we still don’t understand very well, from its mating habits to the fundamental …

New Biodiversity Pathway Asks Eco-Schools (and Students) to Explore the Wild Around Them

Many schools offer hands-on laboratories for studying life on earth without even knowing it. Just in time for National Wildlife Week, National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA program has officially launched …

Video: Tell Heartland to Keep Climate Denial and Bogus Controversy Out of Our Schools

In a recent fundraising appeal and petition, The Climate Reality Project released a short video (see below). In it, some precocious kids tell us what they’ve been learning: “Human activity …

Dear Heartland Institute: NWF Won’t Back Down in Defending Environmental Education

A FedEx Overnight package from Chicago landed on my desk today. It did not contain late Valentine’s Day treats. Inside, there was a cease-and-desist letter from the Heartland Institute focusing …

Koch-Funded Plan in Development to Teach K-12 Kids Global Warming isn’t Real

Ah, the old ‘teach the controversy’ gambit. If there’s an easier, more cynical way of casting doubt on reality, I haven’t seen it yet! Case in point: ThinkProgress Green says …

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