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Portland-Montreal Pipeline Trek Day 3 – Visiting the Site of a Previous PMPL Spill

Guest post by Brett Chamberlin With every step along our traverse of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, one question weighs on our minds – what if crude oil were to spill from …

The 70-foot wide, 326-mile right of way for the Portland-Montreal Pipeline. Photo by Brett Chamberlin.

Portland-Montreal Pipeline Trek Day 2 – A View from Victory State Forest, VT

Guest Post by: Brett Chamberlin The first day of our weeklong trek along the Portland-Montreal Pipeline was unseasonably warm, despite the persistent rain. In Northern Vermont, the few remaining patches …

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Students Trek the Portland-Montreal Tar Sands Pipeline

Guest Post by Brett Chamberlin On Tuesday, NWF Campus Ecology Fellow Kaity Thomson began a week-long trek of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, a WWII-era pipeline that Big Oil wants to retrofit to pump …

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The Top 5 Reasons to Put Solar On It in 2014

Last summer, a long time friend in Half Moon Bay, CA, asked me what she and her friends and neighbors can do to promote solutions to climate change. Her question inspired …

Researchers and a UMBC teacher and student examine details of NASA's GRIP project, which is studying the formation and intensity of hurricanes. Flickr photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers.

When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University …

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The Wildlife Benefits of Acorns and Oaks

The time of year has come during which, when I’m reading in the evening in the silence of my home, I hear a sharp thwack! on the roof, followed by …

Calling all Colleges and Universities — Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 is Open

National Wildlife Federation, through its Campus Ecology Program, in partnership with Lucid Design Group, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council and the Alliance to Save …

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How Are Students Staying Green At College This Fall?

Guest post by Sapna Batish The environment is a significant concern for many of today’s young adults.  As students start or return to college this fall, they will have a …

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From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story!

Campus Ecology Fellow Ellen Teygart collects a soil sample from the field. Image credit Brittany Prischak.

Campuses Safeguard Wildlife, Cut Carbon Pollution

Sure you’ve noticed the extreme weather events of the past few months: extended drought, supercharged storms. But do you know the specific effect of climate change on wildlife at your campus …

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