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South Doyle Middle School NWF Schoolyard Habitat & Amphitheater

South Woodlawn Becomes First NWF Community Wildlife Habitat in Tennessee

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 …

Loggerhead sea turtle. Photo by Damien du Toit.

Phone Calls for Endangered Sea Turtles

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 …

Blue Crab

More Pollution for Chesapeake Blue Crabs?

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 …

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

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 …

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

Maryland Offshore Wind Auction Announced

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 …

Chesapeake Bay Wins Big

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 …

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

Seaford School District Celebrates Its First Schoolyard Habitat

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 …

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

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 …

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Understanding Our “New” Climate Threat: Ocean Acidification

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 …

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A Win for Offshore Wind in Maryland

What a way to end the week!  On Friday afternoon, the Maryland Senate passed the Offshore Wind Energy Act by a vote of 30 to 15.  This was the biggest …

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