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Protecting America’s Wild Places from Climate Change

10/20/2009 // By Miles Grant

A surprising constituency continues crossing party lines to support climate legislation — sportsmen: One of their worries, for example, is that the fowl they hunt might not migrate as far south if northern U.S. states become warmer. “If you go […] Read more >

Safeguarding Fish In a Warming World – The Warming Arctic

8/22/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

On Thursday, the Obama Administration approved the Fishery Management Plan for the fish resources of the Arctic. The plan prevents the expansion of commercial fishing into large areas of the sea where the ice has melted due to rising temperatures […] Read more >

Unusual Occurrence: Whale Sharks Off Alabama Coast

8/18/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Whale sharks, the largest of all fish, are rarely spotted and when they are – it is in deep water.  So what brings them to Alabama? Ben Raines at AL.com reports: “But for the last two weeks, the Alabama coast has been […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: Dawn and Dusk

8/12/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Rebecca Cohen has a strategy for getting the family outside even on hot days. Find out what it is! Read more >

Time for a Salmon Plan That Works

8/3/2009 // By Robyn Carmichael

The salmon and steelhead that return to the Columbia and Snake Rivers are like no other fish in the world.  They migrate nearly 1,000 miles, connecting coastal and river communities from California to Alaska and inland to Oregon, Idaho and […] Read more >

Some Good News For Ocean Fisheries

7/30/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new study finds some signs of recovery from overfishing in several areas around the globe. Physorg.com reports: Scientists have joined forces in a groundbreaking assessment on the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems. The two-year study, led by Boris […] Read more >

Outdoor Kids: “Forced” Family Fun

7/23/2009 // By Rebecca P. Cohen

Forcing fun isn’t really possible, but when my kids are having trouble peeling themselves away from video games, I have been known to put my foot down and take them outside. After just a few minutes, they forget that I […] Read more >

NWF Scientist Details Climate Change’s Threats to Chesapeake Bay

4/23/2008 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Doug Inkley testified before the Virginia Commission on Climate Change yesterday, detailing the effects of warming temperatures and rising sea levels on fish and wildlife. Virginia’s trout and duck populations are particularly at risk. And […] Read more >

Disastrous Drop in California Salmon

3/26/2008 // By Miles Grant

Disturbing news from the California coast: Federal fisheries managers on Friday took the initial step toward imposing what could be the strictest limits ever on West Coast salmon fishing amid a precipitous drop in fish returning to California’s Sacramento Valley. […] Read more >

The Chesapeake Bay and Global Warming

9/25/2007 // By Josh Nelson

The National Wildlife Federation just released a report on the impacts of global warming on one of America’s most cherished regions, “The Chesapeake Bay and Global Warming: A Paradise Lost for Hunters, Anglers and Outdoor Enthusiasts?” The Chesapeake Bay is […] Read more >