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A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

Endangered Species Day: Climate Change Threatens Wildlife

5/11/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung

Climate change and business as usual could threaten 1 in 6 plant and animal species with extinction. Last month a study published in Science by Mark Urban found an accelerating extinction risk due to climate change. Dr. Urban’s study found that as the …

National Wildlife Week: Baltimore Community Habitat Steps Up for a Healthy Bay

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

We all know that Baltimore is for the birds, and NWF and the National Aquarium, its Maryland affiliate, have teamed up to help Baltimore “B’More Wild”— aiming to create the largest NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat along the Chesapeake Bay. …

Over 150 clean energy supporters gathered in front of the Maryland State House on the evening of the 23rd ahead of the General Assembly session. Photo by JT Stokes

Marylanders Ask Elected Officials for Clean Energy

3/2/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung

Hundreds of Marylanders rallied in Annapolis, Maryland last week to show their support for the Clean Energy Advancement Act. The National Wildlife Federation and members of the Maryland Climate Coalition joined together with business, health, faith, labor and climate leaders to …

Bald Eagle

Support Clean Water for Maryland’s Wildlife

2/24/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

Whether you are interested in Maryland’s wildlife because you love the sight of a bald eagle against the winter sky or because picking blue crabs is the best way to spend a summer afternoon, you know that clean water is …

canoeing at dawn on Port Isobel

My Days On The Bay

8/4/2014 // By Laura Hickey

It’s true: I am a very fortunate person and I have the coolest job. And, I was lucky enough to be asked to attend a Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) three day workshop off of Tangier Island, Virginia with 22 Fairfax …

Spinner dolphins

New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea

7/3/2014 // By Lara Bryant

For your Fourth of July celebration, are you planning to get outdoors, and enjoy picnics, fireworks, and maybe some good music? Music was always a big part of the Fourth of July for my family. Songs like “America the Beautiful” …

Loggerhead sea turtle. Photo by Damien du Toit.

Phone Calls for Endangered Sea Turtles

2/25/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Every year, when water temperatures warm, endangered loggerhead sea turtles visit Maryland’s coast and the Chesapeake Bay.  They often return to the same feeding area each year and in between nesting periods to eat a variety of prey including jellyfish, …

Blue Crab

More Pollution for Chesapeake Blue Crabs?

2/17/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

After showing signs of a big comeback, blue crab numbers in the Chesapeake Bay are plummeting. This crustacean with sapphire-tinted claws is very sensitive to environmental and habitat changes—and officials were disappointed to see their numbers drop by more than 60% …

Chesapeake Bay Wins Big

9/23/2013 // By Hilary Harp Falk

It’s not often we win big in the Chesapeake region, but we did last week.  Federal Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency, keeping the pollution limits (or TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay intact and moving …

Weekly News Roundup- September 20, 2013

9/20/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Once a parking space, now a public park (well, for a few hours at least). NWF joins in for DC’s Park(ing) Day 2013 ! Colorado’s biblical flood. Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves …

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