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Pronghorn are threatened by both climate change and oil and gas development (photo credit: USFWS)

Clean Energy: Working for Wildlife

11/21/2014 // By Jenny Rowland

It is well known that the burning of fossil fuels releases carbon and other pollutants into the air when burned, which directly contribute to climate change and pose a dire threat to wildlife, communities, and public health. Luckily, nonpolluting sources […] Read more >

Field buffer of perennial grasses and forbs in MN. Courtesy of NRCS.

Guidelines to Produce Energy Grasses in Wildlife-Friendly Ways

1/16/2014 // By Ben Larson

One of the great things about my job is being able to learn more about wildlife from experts at NWF, in other organizations, and with consultants working on projects for us. One such project has been especially near and dear […] Read more >

A brown-headed nuthatch, one of the studies indicator species. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Virginia Senechal.

Bioenergy and Biodiversity in the Southeast: Like Speeding in a Crowded Neighborhood?

12/5/2013 // By Ben Larson

The street to my house goes through a school zone and our neighborhood is full of kids. I have a school-aged daughter myself. I pride myself on being a safe driver. I try to look carefully and slow down. Of course […] Read more >

USDA: Adult Kudzu Stink Bug, Photo by Joe Eger.

When Good Intentions Grow Bad: Bugs, Vines and Invasions

4/9/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

Kudzu, once hailed as a “miracle vine,” is now a thorn in the side of folks throughout the Southeast. Once used by American farmers as a means to stop soil erosion, this pesky invasive species spread far beyond its intended boundaries. […] Read more >

Preventing a Growing Risk

4/5/2012 // By Patty Glick

There is an old proverb that goes something like, “the road to hell is often paved with good intentions.” As America moves forward with important efforts to expand advanced bioenergy as an alternative to fossil fuels, we may well be […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – February 17, 2012

2/17/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: RESTORE Act needs support from a distance now February 17 – The longer Congress twiddles its collective thumbs about […] Read more >

What does your campus and community do when your natural gas pipeline is severed?

9/28/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

  This past weekend, September 23-24th, almost 200 students, staff, and faculty were faced with this issue while at the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) for the UMACS conference.  The main natural gas pipeline between Benson, MN and Morris, MN (approximately […] Read more >

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Whisky Raising Spirits and Renewables in Scotland

6/14/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Whisky can help fuel your spirits and help fuel a country. Draff, by-products of used grains and pot ale from the whisky distillery process, will be used to generate electricity for a new power plant in Scotland. The plant will […] Read more >

Community College Program Encourages Idea Exchange in Green Fields of Study

5/26/2011 // By NWF

Guest Blog by: Staci Matlock The Santa Fe New Mexican Walking through the new Trades and Advanced Technology Center at Santa Fe Community College is like touring one big practical idea incubator. Students are taking theories from the biofuels, solar, […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: Congress and Big Oil Battle It Out

5/17/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Oil Execs Cry “Un-American” Quote: Steve Torbit, Executive Director, National Wildlife Federation’s Rocky Mountain region Economic Story of the Week: Cutting Carbon to Cut Costs Editorial of the Week: Climate Change Denial Becomes […] Read more >