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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

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 …

Sage and native grasses surround this barn, with the Grand Tetons in the background. Photo by Dawn Wilson, National Wildlife Photo Contest Entrant.

Weekly News Roundup- September 27, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? It’s flu season for ‘ewe.’  For bighorn sheep in Montana, communicable diseases-including pneumonia-are a huge problem. Plant your own “Mother Willow!” Help …

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What Will Happen to the Bears?

Any time I’m able to get out of DC and spend some time in the woods, I jump at the chance.  I especially like visiting national forests–they are found all …

Construction of a Danish wind farm in the Baltic Sea (flickr/Bilfinger)

Wind Energy Needs Us to Master its Parts, their Sum, and the Whole – Luckily, We Can

“We want to do more … but there are real limits to what a state can do.” I recently attended a Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar in New York …

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Weekly News Roundup- September 13, 2013

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 …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Polluter Lobbying Campaign Threatens Bipartisan Energy Progress in Senate

The U.S. Senate is set to take up a bipartisan bill to promote energy efficiency sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-IN). As summer’s climate-fueled heat …

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Weekly News Roundup- July 26, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Another Gulf oil rig explosion, another wake up call. Read the blog post about the incident and what it means for the …

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Obama Administration Announces Offshore Wind Energy Lease Auction for Virginia

An announcement this morning gives an important boost to offshore wind energy development, and demonstrates exactly the kind of leadership we hoped would follow President Obama’s climate speech last month. …

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Weekly News Roundup- July 19, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? What’s happening in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon? Manatees, dolphins and other wildlife are mysteriously dying in large numbers. Read this Wildlife Promise …

Installing solar panels (flickr/OregonDOT)

There are Many Pathways to a Clean Energy Future—Let’s Take All of Them

We talk a lot about the harmful impacts that our reliance on dirty energy sources have on wildlife.  Let us not lose sight of the flipside of that critical conversation: …

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