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Great blue heron in flight. Photo by National WildlifePhoto Contest entrant LaMar Horton.

Members of Congress Take First Step to Protect Wildlife from Oil Spills

12/20/2013 // By Beth Wallace

Over 4,000 citizens nationwide have united to pressure our Great Lakes Senators to protect our waters from oil spills! After having a flood of concerned constituents reach out to their offices, Sens. Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow and Dick Durbin came together […] Read more >

This Upland Sandpiper wants to know, why won't Congress put a national Sodsaver provision in the Farm Bill? Photo: Stephen Rossiter

Will Congress be Naughty or Nice to Grassland Wildlife?

12/17/2013 // By Lara Bryant

After two long years of trying to pass a new Farm Bill—a giant, 5 year piece of legislation that funds everything from food stamps to agriculture subsidies to conservation programs—members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee have assured us that […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- November 8, 2013

11/8/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week?  Nature is Us. Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice! It’s a Whale of a Problem. Oil is hurting the Gulf’s Sperm Whales. Hunters for the Hungry: With Support of Nonprofits, Hunters […] Read more >

Bremerhaven and New Bedford know each other well. In May, several of the panelists gathered in Bremerhaven to see just how offshore wind development brought hope and energy back to the city.

Germany’s Offshore Wind Power Leaders Cross the Atlantic to Share their Success

11/8/2013 // By Amber Hewett

“We here in New Bedford consider ourselves to be dry sponges. Determined dry sponges.” – Mayor Jon Mitchell On Tuesday, New Bedford’s dry sponges absorbed a whole lot of inspiration when a group of German offshore wind power champions traveled […] Read more >

Whether it's their home or a pit stop on the way south for the winter, many wildlife depend on working farm land. Photo: Ryan Stockwell

Last Call: Who Wants a Farm Bill that Works for Wildlife?

10/29/2013 // By Lara Bryant

Sisyphus was a king from Greek mythology who was punished by the gods by being forced eternally to push a massive boulder up a hill; each time, as the boulder nearly reached the top, it would roll back down. For […] Read more >

The Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy

One Year after Hurricane Sandy, Clean Energy Leaders Plan Big Solutions for the Year Ahead

10/25/2013 // By Amber Hewett

You know that feeling – equal parts daunting and exhilarating – that you get when you see or meet the champions of your cause, the experts of your favorite field? Just returning from a two day dose of that feeling, […] Read more >

The unique tufa towers at Mono Lake in California.

Weekly News Roundup- October 11, 2013

10/11/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Everyone is affected by the shutdown. Read these blogs to find out how the shutdown can affect you and your community. Environmental education. The Government Shutdown Puts D.C.’s Environmental Education on Hold. […] Read more >

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What’s the Condition of the Pipeline Beneath the Straits of Mackinac: VIDEO

10/11/2013 // By Beth Wallace

This past July, NWF conducted a diving expedition to obtain footage of aging oil pipelines strung across one of the most sensitive locations in the Great Lakes, and possibly the world: the Straits of Mackinac. Footage of these pipelines has […] Read more >

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It’s Shutdown Season: As hunting seasons open across the country, Congress is shutting it down

10/4/2013 // By Rachel Dawson

The fall is undeniably my favorite time of year.  The sweltering summer is fading, the shadows are getting longer, leaves are turning Technicolor – and, most importantly for me, hunting seasons begin to open. All across the country, sportsmen and […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- October 4, 2013

10/4/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Government shutdown spells trouble for wildlife, but it also spells trouble for you! Coal is continuing to play dirty. Read about the latest coal threat to orcas. This will put the wind […] Read more >