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An Atlantic puffin in the Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge in Maine.  All 561 National Wildlife Refuges will be closed during the shutdown.

What the Government Shutdown Means for Wildlife

10/1/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

As of midnight last night, after the failure of Congress to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government, the government has officially shutdown.  What does this mean for conservation? We don’t know exactly what will happen. But, based on what has […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- September 13, 2013

9/13/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? A Sticky Situation. Developing Story : Honolulu Harbor Molasses Spill Deadly for Fish, Marine Life. The Case of the Missing Martins. Has Virginia’s purple martin population disappeared for good? Protecting Brown Pelicans. […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- September 6, 2013

9/6/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Wild bison reintroduced to tribal lands. Read the blog about bison making their way back onto Fort Belknap Reservation. Yosemite under fire. Climate change fuels the massive Rim Fire in California. Dine […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- August 23, 2013

8/23/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Lobsters are feeling the heat and it’s not coming from being inside a pot. Read the blog about how climate change is affecting lobsters in Maine. Dragonfly or DragonSPY? Read this blog […] Read more >

Lake Erie Sunset. Photo by Flickr user Jesiehart.

Great Lakes Fish Say “Go Plastic Free” in July: 6 Tips

6/27/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

In the final days of June, the heat is on. During these dog-days of summer, many folks will take the opportunity to cool off in a nearby swimmin’ hole. Americans value clean rivers, lakes, and reservoirs—83% worry a “fair amount” […] Read more >

House Members Speak Up for Clean Water, Safe Communities

5/23/2013 // By Tony Turrini

Yesterday, Representatives Raul Grijalva (AZ), Rush Holt (NJ), Colleen Hanabusa (HI) and eleven other members of the House of Representatives wrote to the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Army Corps of Engineers, and White House Council on Environmental […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- May 17, 2013

5/17/2013 // By Anne Goddard

House Farm Bill Needs Critical Improvements for Soil, Water and Wildlife May 16- Late last evening, the House Committee on Agriculture passed its version of the 2013 farm bill. “We commend Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson […] Read more >

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

White House Continues to Shortchange Wetlands & Streams

5/14/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

This May marks the annual American Wetlands Month – a time each year to remember the importance of wetlands for storm and flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. It’s a time to revive wetland conservation efforts across the […] Read more >