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Lake Hefner at sunset.  Fishers are drawn for the smallmouth bass, white bass and catfish.  But mercury contamination remains an unresolved problem. Image from OK.Gov.

Senator Inhofe Puts Polluters Ahead of Oklahoma Lakes

6/13/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Oklahoma City’s Lake Hefner is an urban oasis bustling with life, and rated as one of the best lakes for sail boarding. With a boat dock and fishing docks, it’s a draw for families eager to catch some catfish, white […] Read more >

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Hundreds Pack EPA Hearing Calling for Climate Action

5/24/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

People of every stripe took to the podium on Thursday in Chicago and Washington, D. C., in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to reduce carbon dioxide pollution emitted from power plants. From anglers to students to teachers, […] Read more >

Clean air advocates rally outside the Chicago EPA hearing on the carbon pollution standard (Credit: Sierra Club)

NWF Voices Testify in Support of EPA Carbon Pollution Limits

5/24/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Today, over 20 National Wildlife Federation representatives from 13 states and numerous local supporters testified in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants.   The new proposal would require […] Read more >

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TransCanada Reapplies for Round 2 of Keystone XL Fight

5/7/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Keystone XL, the “zombie pipeline,” is officially back from the grave. TransCanada, the corporation behind the massive tar sands project, reapplied on Friday for a Presidential Permit to begin construction. The pipeline would carry up to 900,000 barrels a day […] Read more >

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More than 735,000 Americans Support Action to Curb Carbon Pollution [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

4/26/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

We asked you to speak up for polar bears, and you delivered! More than 735,000 Americans, including nearly 50,000 NWF members and supporters have sent letters to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of their proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new […] Read more >

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Green Education Funding Remains in Limbo after White House Summit on Environmental Education

4/17/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

  Today I attended the first ever White House Summit on environmental education.  There were speakers ranging from Richard Louv to NASCAR.  The Presidential Environmental Youth Awardees were inspiring.  And it was wonderful to hear Education Secretary Arne Duncan express […] Read more >

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Tackle Carbon Pollution: Save Pond Hockey

3/29/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

A new NWF report: On Thin Ice: Warming Winters Put America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage at Risk tells how this year’s winter that wasn’t has impacted hunters and anglers across America.  I have another thing the non-winter has impacted: pond hockey – […] Read more >

Women and the Environment, Celebrating Women’s History Month with EPA Administrator Jackson

3/26/2012 // By Kristy Jones

On Monday, March 26, Jaime Matyas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Wildlife Federation and I, Senior Manager of Campus Ecology at National Wildlife Federation, had the pleasure of attending a briefing at the White House on […] Read more >

Warm Winter Weather Weirds Out Massachusetts Wildlife (and me)!

3/20/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Is anyone else creeped out by this weird weather? Today, I walked around Boston in a t-shirt, just the latest oddity in a series of strange weather days this year. I heard peepers and frogswhile I was hiking last weekend, and […] Read more >

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Protecting Polar Bears for Kay’s Future

3/5/2012 // By Doug Inkley

The hand-written letter was from an 8-year-old 2nd grader. I’ll call her Kay. She told me that she saw my YouTube video about the problems global warming is causing for polar bears. She was “angry” and “sad” and said that she knew to […] Read more >