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NWF goes to the Maine Sportsmen’s Show

4/6/2012 // By Carol Oldham

We spent last weekend talking with hunters and anglers (and hikers and boaters) at the annual Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine (SAM) show in the Augusta civic center. It was a great, long weekend of fun! We gave out a couple […] Read more >

Women and the Environment, Celebrating Women’s History Month with EPA Administrator Jackson

3/26/2012 // By Kristy Jones

On Monday, March 26, Jaime Matyas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Wildlife Federation and I, Senior Manager of Campus Ecology at National Wildlife Federation, had the pleasure of attending a briefing at the White House on […] Read more >

Warm Winter Weather Weirds Out Massachusetts Wildlife (and me)!

3/20/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Is anyone else creeped out by this weird weather? Today, I walked around Boston in a t-shirt, just the latest oddity in a series of strange weather days this year. I heard peepers and frogswhile I was hiking last weekend, and […] Read more >

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Guest Post: Pennsylvanians Don’t Have a Friend in Senator Toomey

3/7/2012 // By NWF

Ed Perry is an aquatic biologist who retired in 2002 after a 30-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he supervised the section responsible for protecting streams and wetlands. Since 2007, has traveled across Pennsylvania as an […] Read more >

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Protecting Polar Bears for Kay’s Future

3/5/2012 // By Doug Inkley

The hand-written letter was from an 8-year-old 2nd grader. I’ll call her Kay. She told me that she saw my YouTube video about the problems global warming is causing for polar bears. She was “angry” and “sad” and said that she knew to […] Read more >

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Houston Toads: New Victims of Climate Change

2/27/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Climate change isn’t just making the mercury rise; it is causing a lot of other problems, including extreme droughts and wildfires. These accelerating global warming impacts are very troubling for the Houston toad, and with Leap Day upon us the plight of this endangered amphibian has been […] Read more >

NWF at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show in MA

2/24/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Yesterday we set up the National Wildlife Federation booth and got started at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Expo in Springfield MA. Our booth looked great, special thanks to our friends (Jim!) at the Gun Owner’s Action League, who had an extra table […] Read more >

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Inhofe Seeks to Throw Mercury Protections Overboard

2/21/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Late last week, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S.J. Res. 37 – a congressional resolution seeking to disapprove and throw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new air pollution standards that limit mercury and air toxics from power plant smokestacks. […] Read more >

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Big Polluters Continue Their Hold on Congress

2/2/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

The polluter stranglehold on the House of Representatives continued today. Three members of the Republican Congressional leadership sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting that the White House stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing new (and […] Read more >

Heartfelt Testimonies Make the Difference at Philadelphia Hearing

1/24/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Last week, I traveled to Philadelphia to testify at my first public hearing.  Upon my arrival, I immediately began to second guess myself and question my earlier enthusiasm at the opportunity to speak publically as a representative of the National […] Read more >