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Progress on Protecting Polar Bears

10/6/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Some good news for polar bears today. The Interior Department has sent a proposed habitat rule to the White House for review, bringing the threatened polar bear one step closer to having its melting habitat protected. The chief threat to […] Read more >

Leatherback Sea Turtles Want Beaches Too

8/6/2009 // By Julia Marden

Last year, with the National Wildlife Federation’s support, a federal nature reserve was established in the Northeast Ecological Corridor (NEC) of Puerto Rico. The NEC Nature Reserve exists to protect the nesting habitats for the endangered leatherback turtle as well […] Read more >

Water Quality as a Way of Life

7/16/2009 // By Julia Marden

Here’s a story for the history books: In 1983, our government set water planning policies that determined how we create water projects–and they’re still in place today. But as you and I know, the world has changed. There are more […] Read more >

What are Baby Raccoons Called…Besides Cute?

7/9/2009 // By Kristin Johnson

Last week, work stopped for a good half hour at the National Wildlife Federation’s headquarters in Reston, VA when a mother raccoon and four babies were spotted climbing precariously around a giant tree snag outside our office window. (See video […] Read more >

Make a Statemant for Public Lands

5/27/2009 // By Lisa Eadens

Covering almost one-third of the nation, America’s public lands are some of the last and best habitat for wildlife. If you’re like me and value the beauty of public lands, the wildlife they support and recreation opportunities they provide, you […] Read more >

Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming

5/1/2007 // By Josh Nelson

The National Wildlife Federation has just released a comprehensive Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming. Below, I’ve linked to some of the highlights of the report as well as a few useful tools. State Flowers and Trees Plants across the nation are […] Read more >

Polar Bears Threatened by Global Warming?

12/27/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

The Bush administration is continuing to “look into” the potential problem of global warming, announcing today that polar bears might need to be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act because their habitat is melting away. Washington Post: “Identifying […] Read more >

Why I’ll Be in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20

8/8/2005 // By Shalen Fairbanks

I’ve never been to the Arctic National Willdlife Refuge–but I have been to Alaska. It’s an absolutely amazing place, full of stark snow-capped mountains, dark blue water teeming with wildlife, massive glaciers, and so much more. For some reason, the […] Read more >