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Green sea turtle. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler MacDonald

Ridley Me This, Sea Turtle

2/12/2016 // By Abby Barber

Imagine you’re underwater swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, looking for wildlife. Can you guess what sea turtle species is swimming by based on these riddles? (Answer is in the photo credit in the image below each riddle) 1. Weighing …

Moose are already suffering significant declines likely due to climate change in several northern states. Photo by Daniel D'Auria.

What the Clean Power Plan Stay Means

2/11/2016 // By Jim Murphy

Recent news from the Supreme Court that it was staying the current Administration’s Clean Power Plan was certainly a disappointment. However, it is important to realize what the stay order does and does not do. Primarily, what the stay does not …

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Climate Change is Having a Big Impact on Small Mammals

1/29/2016 // By Lauren Anderson

Climate change has arrived. The years of waiting and watching for the changes we were told to expect are over. We have seen drought, sea level rise, and melting glaciers. In addition to this, sensitive wildlife species are already suffering …

Presidential candidates pictured alphabetically by last name. Photo by NWF

NWF “Moosing” Presidential Hopefuls in New Hampshire

1/28/2016 // By Samantha Lockhart

New Hampshire’s moose are in big trouble, as are many other species of wildlife suffering from extreme impacts of climate change. As the New Hampshire presidential primary rhetoric ramps up, the National Wildlife Federation wants to know: will our leaders and …

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A Needed Step to Protect Public Lands for Wildlife

1/15/2016 // By Jim Murphy

Today, the Obama Administration issued a long overdue plan to reform the outdated leasing program for coal mining on federal lands. The current system, which is three decades old, is an outdated process that gives coal companies sweetheart deals that short …

A manatee nurses her calf in the warm waters of the Three Sister's Spring. Photo by John Muhilly.

Clean Water Rule Safeguards Streams

12/18/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

Small streams eventually become big rivers. That’s the commonsense principle behind the new Clean Water Rule, which will restore Clean Water Act protections to smaller streams and nearby wetlands. This week, clean water and wildlife saw an important victory as …

Our Call for an Ambitious Global Climate Agreement Has Been Answered

12/15/2015 // By David Burns

On Saturday, we witnessed history being made as high-level representatives from nearly 200 countries at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) approved a monumental agreement to curb climate change. The “Paris Agreement” is the first comprehensive agreement to limit carbon …

Rail lines that could carry tar sands run along Lake Champlain's shores.  Photo by Jim Murphy

Study Shows Tar Sands Oil Has No Place in the Northeast

12/10/2015 // By Jim Murphy

In the wake of two of the worst onshore oil spills in U.S. history, a newly issued report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) confirms what the tragic spills in Marshall, Michigan and Mayflower, Arkansas demonstrated: heavy tar sands oil …

Swift fox on the Kansas prairie. Photo from USFWS

EPA Biofuel Rule Includes Loophole that Threatens Wildlife Habitat

12/4/2015 // By David DeGennaro

Homegrown ethanol should not come at the expense of vanishing prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. That was the deal Congress struck in 2007 when it mandated billions of gallons of ethanol and other biofuels be blended into gasoline each year. …

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New Wilderness Act Can Safeguard Arctic Habitat

12/2/2015 // By Adam Kolton

Today Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation seeking to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain as Wilderness, the highest form of protection that can be afforded federal public land. Fittingly, their bill has …

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