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Weekly News Roundup – July 13, 2012

7/13/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill that Will Lead to Destruction of Prairies and Wetlands July 12 – The …

Calling on Wildlife Fans in Texas and Oklahoma

7/13/2012 // By Lara Bryant

On July 11th, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) tried to make the argument that the states of Texas and Oklahoma should be exempt from a provision that would limit federal subsidies to …

Anything is Possible for Those Who Try

6/27/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Before I worked for National Wildlife Federation, I was an analytical chemist at a private laboratory. Every day  I was presented with a new challenge. Often, I had to find a way to do something that I believed couldn’t be …

Weekly News Roundup – June 21, 2012

6/21/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Sustainable Food Focus Added to Eco-Schools USA Program June 21 – Talk about ‘pink slime’ and whether pizza is a vegetable underscores …

and be able to ignore 16 conservation and environmental laws which are essential in keeping habitat for animals within the 100-miles zones like bald eagles and brown bears safe.

Speak up to Protect Wildlife from Capitol Hill’s Top 4 Environmental Attacks this Week

6/19/2012 // By Rachel Pietron

Extra extra! Detroit River Catches on Fire… Thousands Extinct in the Everglades… No Public Access Allowed on Lake Champlain… Bogus headlines? For the moment yes but these hypothetical events move closer to reality this week with the legislative agendas of …

Support Energy Programs in the 2012 Farm Bill

6/18/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and several cosponsors introduced a bill in the House that would provide considerable support for renewable energy in the 2012 Farm Bill. The Rural Energy Investment Act, which is cosponsored by 16 other members, would …

Weekly News Roundup – June 15, 2012

6/15/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Groups Call on Senate Leaders to Support “Conservation Compliance” Amendment in Farm Bill June 15 – One hundred organizations …

Farm Bill Loophole Threatens America’s Waters and Wildlife

6/9/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

In a year when people are busy following election news, the happenings on Capitol Hill have taken a backseat to Presidential campaign politics. This means legislation that would typically take center stage is being moved through Congress with little to …

Black-footed ferret. Photo by Ryan Hagerty for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

How many grassland animals do you know?

5/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Last week the 2012 Farm Bill began its long journey through Congress in the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it passed 16-5. While we think it is a good starting place, there are still critical protections for wildlife that are missing. …

Weekly News Roundup – April 27, 2012

4/27/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Senate Agriculture Committee Improves Farm Bill, but More Work Needed April 26 – The National Wildlife Federation commends Senate …

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