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Weekly News Roundup: Celebrating Wins for Wildlife and more

5/8/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Bison are celebrating a great victory this week! On Monday, Montana Governor Steve Bullock vetoed a bill that would have doomed the species’ chances to freely roam their native habitat in the state. Thanks to Governor Bullock and your support, …

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Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference

12/3/2014 // By David Burns

Over the next two weeks, National Wildlife Federation staff will be blogging from the annual international climate negotiations (COP20 – or 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), which opened Monday in Lima, Peru.  In …

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The Amazon Soy Moratorium is safe!

11/25/2014 // By Simon Hall

  Despite repeated attacks, the Soy Moratorium in the Brazilian Amazon is safe—at least for a while. This is a huge win, not only for tropical forest conservation, but also for wildlife habitat and biodiversity. Earlier this year, the Brazilian soy …

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Sydney World Parks Congress: Charting the Future of Nature

11/21/2014 // By Bruce Stein

Over the past week more than 5,000 conservationists from around the world gathered here in Sydney, Australia to participate in the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress. This once-a-decade gathering is an opportunity to take stock of how we are doing …


A Way Forward to Protect Osprey’s Coastal Habitat

11/3/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

The awe-inspiring osprey are found near ponds, rivers, lakes and along our coastal waterways. But coastal development combined with the impacts of superstorms and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy could spell trouble for coastal communities and wildlife.


Smart Renewable Energy on Public Lands

7/3/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman Earlier this month, the EPA issued guidelines which would reduce coal generated power in each state by 6 percent over the next 15 years. This would give states the opportunity to reduce carbon emission amounts …

Sea Turtle. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler MacDonald.

Another Chance for Clean Energy and Sea Turtles

5/14/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

The Senate may have a chance to redeem itself this week – at least in the eyes of clean energy advocates. On the heels of yet another defeat for the common-sense energy efficiency bill from Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and …

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Green School Challenge A Success

4/30/2014 // By Marya Fowler

“We will persevere until every watt is watched!” proclaimed the 4th and 5th grade students in Brentwood Elementary School’s Environmental Club. Such is an example of the enthusiasm generated by a recent Green School Challenge held in Central Texas. A partnership between the …

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NWF featured in “A Fierce Green Fire” on PBS

4/15/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

NWF’s own Barbara Bramble is featured in A Fierce Green Fire, which traces the history of the grassroots and global environmental movement in the 20th century and beyond. The film, which is directed by Mark Kitchell, was featured at the Sundance …

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Chico Vive: Chico Mendes and Grassroots Environmentalism

4/3/2014 // By Ethan Spaner

In the mid-1980s, the international environmental movement was in its infancy. Most international work focused on trade in endangered species and setting up protected areas, while grassroots environmental work focused on local issues. And while these approaches remain highly effective, …