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Saving Red Wolves with Amazing Foster Den Families

6/27/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

After disappearing from the wild and being carefully reintroduced and conserved, only 90-100 endangered red wolves live in the wild in the entire world. They now make their homes in the forests and marshes of eastern North Carolina where an amazing …

South Doyle Middle School NWF Schoolyard Habitat & Amphitheater

South Woodlawn Becomes First NWF Community Wildlife Habitat in Tennessee

4/15/2014 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

The City of Knoxville, Tennessee, has a mounting reputation for being a top destination for outdoor recreation. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians Mountains, it’s just about 45 minutes from Smokey Mountain National Park and the Appalachian Trail. But to …

Loggerhead sea turtle. Photo by Damien du Toit.

Phone Calls for Endangered Sea Turtles

2/25/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Every year, when water temperatures warm, endangered loggerhead sea turtles visit Maryland’s coast and the Chesapeake Bay.  They often return to the same feeding area each year and in between nesting periods to eat a variety of prey including jellyfish, …

Blue Crab

More Pollution for Chesapeake Blue Crabs?

2/17/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

After showing signs of a big comeback, blue crab numbers in the Chesapeake Bay are plummeting. This crustacean with sapphire-tinted claws is very sensitive to environmental and habitat changes—and officials were disappointed to see their numbers drop by more than 60% …

West Virginia's Elk River, key drinking water source & sport-fishing haven (Flickr/J. Stephen Conn)

Coal Chemical Spill Fouls West Virginia’s Elk River

1/10/2014 // By Miles Grant

Officials with Freedom Industries haven’t said yet just how much of a chemical used to process coal spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River on Thursday, but the impact is massive: As of Friday morning, 300,000 people are still without drinking water. The …

Middelgrunden offshore wind farm between Denmark and Sweden (flickr/Mads Prahm)

Maryland Offshore Wind Auction Announced

12/18/2013 // By Guest Author

Maryland is well on its way to bringing offshore wind to the Free State. For nearly 3 years, the National Wildlife Federation has partnered with local conservation, faith, and civic organizations through the Maryland Climate Coalition striving to build momentum and …

Chesapeake Bay Wins Big

9/23/2013 // By Hilary Harp Falk

It’s not often we win big in the Chesapeake region, but we did last week.  Federal Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency, keeping the pollution limits (or TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay intact and moving …

Students planting rain garden at Frederick Douglass Elementary School in Seaford, Delaware.

Seaford School District Celebrates Its First Schoolyard Habitat

6/25/2013 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Margo McDonough of Delaware Nature Society. “What’s the name of the river here in your community?” asked Frank Piorko, director of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s watershed division. “The Nanticoke!” responded …

Supporters from across the state join Governor O'Malley and General Assembly leaders for Maryland Offshore Wind bill Signing.

Celebrating Success – Offshore Wind Comes to Maryland

4/9/2013 // By Jen Mihills

We don’t often take time to mark our successes, but after three years of effort by countless advocates to bring clean offshore wind energy to Maryland, it is time to celebrate!  Today, Governor Martin O’Malley signed the Maryland Offshore Wind …

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Understanding Our “New” Climate Threat: Ocean Acidification

3/25/2013 // By Guest Author

A passionate advocate for the ocean, John Racanelli serves as CEO of the National Aquarium, where he immerses himself in pursuing the aquarium’s nonprofit mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures.  The National Aquarium is the Maryland affiliate of …