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The Impossibly-Busy Parents’ Guide To Getting Kids Outdoors

9/3/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Many parents experience mornings and evenings as a race against time.  Each weekday they get themselves and the kids up, dressed, fed, packed and off to school or daycare.  The evenings aren’t much better: fighting traffic to retrieve the kids …

The costs of climate change: more extreme flooding in places like Vermont. Image from VTdigger.org.

Vermont Governor Bemoans Climate Inaction After Flood

8/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Saying his state is under siege after Hurricane Irene swept through his state early this week, the governor of Vermont had some choice words about the failure of leaders at the national and international level to cut carbon pollution that …

Irene aftermath in the Bronx, via Edwin Martinez1/Flickr

Climate Capsule: The Dog Days Are Done?

8/30/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Despite Flawed Review, Tar Sands Pipeline Receives Temporary Rubber Stamp Quote: Mitt Romney Economic Story of the Week: Cleantech Taking Off Editorial of the Week: Irene Strikes a Nation Seemingly Content to Worry …

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Seven Things to Know About How Hurricanes Affect Wildlife

8/27/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

As Hurricane Irene made landfall on the East Coast this week, the news media was rightly focused on the many dangers to humans from such powerful storms.  Due to the hurricane’s track, 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate low-lying …

Cadillac Converj at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show (photo: NWF Zoe Lipman)

Better Faster Stronger – Past Week of Fuel Efficiency News Confirms More Great Cars and Trucks Ahead

8/25/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

In Trucks that Work, a report NWF released last week, we walk through just how much pickup truck owners save under new fuel efficiency standards (a lot), how fast they save it (fast), and we do a component-by-component breakdown that …

Two Labor Unions Oppose Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline And Outline Better Alternatives

8/19/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

“We call on the State Department NOT to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline or to take any actions that lead to the further extraction of Tar Sands oil from Alberta, Canada,” said the presidents of the Amalgamated …

photo by Dylan Passmore

Code Orange: Sensitive Groups Should Stay Indoors!

8/19/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

In December, I became a father of a beautiful, now 8-month old boy named August.  We call him “Gus.” As someone whose full-time job at the National Wildlife Federation is to reconnect children with nature, I often joked that I …

(flickr | Brandon Doran)

TV is Killing Me, or: Not Only Kids Need to Get Outside

8/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

I watch too much television. It’s tempting to invoke ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do’—we’ve discussed the pitfalls of couch-potato-ism and sedentary life several times on Wildlife Promise—but this could be one habit I need to curb. Like, …

Polar bear at the Maryland Zoo, July 2011 (via Flickr's Michael Bentley)

New Climate Data Shows July was 7th-Hottest on Record Globally

8/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

New data confirms what you already knew – July was incredibly hot, one of the warmest on record. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center just released its recap of July 2011. Here are some of the …

Cornell's famous McGraw Hall and Tower (flickr | andymw91)

Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab to Lead EPA Environmental Education Program

8/15/2011 // By Max Greenberg

The Ivy League gets especially green around the southern shore of Cayuga Lake–never more so than when it comes to environmental education. Cornell University’s Civic Ecology Lab has been chosen to lead the EPA Office of Environmental Education’s environmental education …

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