Conservation

Protecting Water for Wildlife

In the late summer, western rivers get “skinny”–depleted by longstanding diversions for irrigation and municipal demands, and exacerbated by changes in mountain snowpack and warmer temperatures due to climate change. …

bald eagle

A Slipping World Leader

The Paris Agreement, methane rules, and now the Clean Power Plan— rollbacks on major climate policies are a reoccurring theme since the presidential election. These rollbacks on climate policies represent …

Backfiring Biofuels: Are They Really Renewable?

August 10th is International Biodiesel Day – a day originally created to celebrate adoption of non-traditional fuels. But, some of these biofuels have been proven to be more damaging to …

Wind Lake, Boundary Waters

A Scout’s View: Why We Must Protect the Boundary Waters and its Wildlife

The water stays with you the longest. The lakes and rivers provide the routes to navigate through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and the crisp, cool, pristine waters simply …

Gulf Oysters: A National Treasure, Providing Natural Defenses

When people on the Gulf coast think of an oyster, what immediately comes to mind are the big, juicy blobs on the half-shell. But oysters are not just a delicious …

monarch on native milkweed

Wildlife Win for Protecting Monarch Butterfly Habitat

We/you spoke up, and Congress listened! A Senate committee was headed for a crucial vote next week on S. 517, a bill that would have weakened clean air protections and …

humpback whale

Atlantic Menhaden: A Feast for Whales

Rockaway, Queens, is a small peninsula wholly contained within New York City.  It’s hardly a place you would expect to be a hotbed of wildlife activity.  Yet, due to a …

Broward Habitat Connectivity Project – Providing Habitat for Migratory Birds in Urban Broward County, Florida

The National Wildlife Federation is working with NatureScape Broward  and the Community Foundation of Broward to provide migratory bird habitat through the Broward Habitat Connectivity Project. The Broward Habitat Connectivity …

COP21. Photo Credit David Ellenberger

Paris and The West

On the 28th of November, 2015, I boarded a plane in Denver and was headed to Paris for the 21st U.N. climate conference known as COP21.  It was slated to …

The Power of Our Coalition

The role of the National Wildlife Federation hosted Choose Clean Water Coalition is to bring members of the Chesapeake Bay restoration community together to coordinate our work and messaging so …

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