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Snowy egret. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant David Wornham

Protecting the Great Marsh From Climate-Driven Threats

10/29/2015 // By Taj Schottland

A Coastal Jewel The Great Marsh is described by many as the coastal jewel of the Northeast. It’s the largest salt marsh in New England, spanning over 20,000 acres of pristine marsh habitat, barrier beaches, and tidal estuaries. Located in …

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The Future is Today!

10/21/2015 // By Samantha Lockhart

Bad news for all those procrastinators out there: the future arrived today. That’s right – in 1989, director Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future II hit theatres across the country and recaptured America’s imagination with the story of a teenage …

Shrubs and flowers that support migrating monarch butterflies are also in full bloom in the fall, like this flowering groundsel bush, a cousin of the western coyote bush. Photo by Stacy Small-Lorenz

Wild Times at the Jersey Shore: Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

10/16/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Maybe forest isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Jersey Shore. But this was just one of the sights I encountered on the Delaware Bay Unit of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge on an …

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Postcard from Cape Monarch

10/9/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Crossing the Delaware Bay on my way to New Jersey yesterday, migrating monarchs were flying past the ferry, and I was lucky enough to land at the same time as a cloud of these guys descended upon the dunes of …

Wildlife Crossing in Banff National Park by Anthony P. Clevenger of Western Transportation Institute

Is Less Always More?

10/1/2015 // By Melissa Gaydos

Since its first introduction in 1975, the single large or several small (SLOSS) debate has sparked considerable controversy among conservation practitioners. Originally derived for providing recommendations for wildlife refuge design, the SLOSS debate has been formulated and referenced to describe …

More than 80 offshore wind power projects are providing pollution-free, reliable energy in Europe. This year, America broke ground on it's first (in RI). Time for MA to get in the game! (Photo: London Array Limited)

The Bay State’s Next Energy Chapter Starts Now

9/28/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Tomorrow, I will take one of my favorite walks, across Boston Common and up the steps of the State House, breathing deep to soak in every last drop of that fleeting smell of early fall in New England. September 29th …

A pair of baby moose calves. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant . Gary Lackie.

Pope Francis Reaffirms Need to Protect Wildlife from Climate Change

9/25/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Pope Francis is in the middle of his first ever trip to the United States, having just visited Washington DC, and now stopping in New York and Philadelphia. Over the past two days he addressed a crowd at the White …

Increasing temperatures continue to impact the Rocky Mountain pika population (photo: Flickr user Daniele Colombo)

Bipartisan Climate Resolution Will Support Wildlife

9/24/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Last week, Representative Chris Gibson (R-NY), along with 10 other Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives released a resolution calling for action on climate change. The resolution shows a growing effort for bipartisan leadership on climate change and …

October 16, 2013 - A view of the new grass roof at McMillan Hall.  Pictured are Anthropology graduate students Kelsey Nordine, left, and BrieAnna Langlie. James Byard/WUSTL Photos

The Campus Wild, a New Guide from NWF!

9/8/2015 // By Courtney Cochran

As students across the country head to their respective campuses for another school year, they may not realize that in addition to providing students with learning and living space, many college and university campuses provide rich habit for wildlife and …

Pronghorn will benefit from EPA's newly proposed methane rule! (photo: NWF Photo Contest - John Hoffman)

New Methane Rule Advances Climate Action, Protects Wildlife

8/18/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Today, August 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed critical new performance standards to limit methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, our nation’s largest emitter of this pollution. The rule will help tackle climate change and have both …

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