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Bicknell's Thrush. Photo by Steve D. Faccio (Vermont Center for Ecostudies)

You’re Invited: Retirement Party for the Portland-Montreal Pipeline

NWF recently released documents showing the company that owns the Portland-Montreal pipeline estimated its pipes to have a 60-year life span. We did the math: The pipe built in 1950 …

The loss of boreal forest habitat from tar sands development puts the survival of thousands of Alberta woodland caribou at risk.

Brewing a Better Future in Canada

President Obama is about to make good on a bet (technically, on two bets) he lost to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last month, when Canada beat the United States …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kameron Peresnovich.

Climate Change Threatens Our Big Cat Mascots

From intimidating bears to fierce gators, mascots across the country are the face of any college athletic program.  It is hard to not feel a surge of school spirit when …

NWF staff deliver nearly 50,000 comments generated by NWF supporters.

Two Million Comments Against Keystone XL

That’s right, over two million people have submitted comments to the U.S. State Department urging a denial of the Keystone XL pipeline.    Last Friday, over 150 people rallied at …

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 …

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Major Losses for Wildlife if Keystone XL is Approved

There are only two days left to tell President Obama and Secretary Kerry that they must deny the Keystone XL pipeline. Need a quick refresher why Keystone is not in …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Sara Lopez.

EPA Acts to Protect Salmon from Pebble Mine

In tremendous news for salmon, wildlife, and people who prize solitude, spectacular scenery, and outdoor recreation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it will initiate a formal process under …

Yellowstone bison and calves. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Julie Schultz.

Give Yellowstone Bison a Year-Round Buffer Zone

Almost like clockwork, the Yellowstone bison wars begin anew. This time, however, it’s a much different and important battle.  As deep snows continue to accumulate on the high Yellowstone Plateau …

An oil barge, Flickr photo by the Gulf Restoration Network

New Oil Spill Fouls Mississippi River

On Sunday, an oil barge travelling down the Mississippi River collided with a tugboat, spilling more than 31,000 gallons. Thankfully no one was hurt, but a 65-mile stretch of the …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Robert Palmer.

Nebraska Keystone XL Ruling Delivers Big Win for Landowners, Wildlife

In an exciting development in the fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a 2012 state law which approved the route of …

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