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The London Mine in Colorado's South Park is an old inactive mine that is polluting a nearby creek. Photo by EcoFlight

Hardrock Mine Pollution: Environmental Hits Just Keep Coming

10/13/2015 // By Judith Kohler

The fouling of the Animas and other rivers by 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from an old inactive gold mine in the Colorado mountains in August was dramatic and disturbing. Yet that’s just the beginning. “I wasn’t surprised that …

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 …

Weekly News Roundup: Standing up for Wetlands, Streams & more!

4/17/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Wildlife like river otters depend on clean water and healthy rivers to live. Without clean water, we are putting countless river otters and other wildlife in danger. Right now, members of Congress need to hear your voice! Urge them to …

Weekly News Roundup: Celebrating Women in Conservation!

3/6/2015 // By Linda Argueta

As many of you already know, March is Women’s History Month. Throughout history, women in conservation have played a vital role in the success of the environmental movement. This March, the National Wildlife Federation will be recognizing women who have …

Champions of the Clean Power Plan Stand for Wildlife

2/18/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

On Wednesday the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) convened their first oversight hearing on the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, with new chairman Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK). The Clean Power Plan is a landmark rule for curbing …

Weekly News Roundup: Happy 79th Birthday to the National Wildlife Federation!

2/6/2015 // By Linda Argueta

It all started in 1936 when our founder, Jay Norwood “Ding” Darling, had a vision of a federation promoting conservation interests, encouraging social diversity and demanding action from Congress. Many years later, the National Wildlife Federation has blossomed into America’s …

River otter, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

NWF Hosts 2015 Wildlife Conservation Briefing with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

1/28/2015 // By Samantha Lockhart

On January 3, 2015 the 114th Congress was sworn in – and with it came an incredible opportunity to make 2015 a year of conservation victories for wildlife. That’s why we got together last night by phone with over 150 …

A bison surveys the herd from a ridge in Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.

Weekly News Roundup: 2015 is the Year for Wildlife and more

1/23/2015 // By Linda Argueta

In the 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama issued his strongest call for climate action yet. Openly supporting top climate scientists, the President reiterated his commitment to combat climate change. This is a pivotal moment for wildlife! With …

Weekly News Roundup: Standing Strong against Keystone and more

1/16/2015 // By Linda Argueta

The battle against Keystone XL has been a tough one. Congressional leaders are more persistent than ever in the approval of this dreadful pipeline. Don’t let the bad guys win! Urge our President to reject the pipeline! For those of …