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Osprey

A Way Forward to Protect Osprey’s Coastal Habitat

The awe-inspiring osprey are found near ponds, rivers, lakes and along our coastal waterways. But coastal development combined with the impacts of superstorms and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy could spell trouble for coastal communities and wildlife.

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen).

Post-Sandy: Working with Nature to Keep Us Safe

Like many children who grew up in the Philadelphia area, I spend my summers going (as we say in Philly) “down the shore.” For me that meant the town of …

Weekly News Roundup – June 29, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Transportation Package Delivers Progress for Wildlife, Taxpayers June 28 …

The Seattle Rain: A Love/Hate Relationship

  Growing up in Seattle I grew to have a love of the rain. Many of my childhood memories are in one way or another associated with rain. From laying …

Weekly News Roundup – September 9, 2011

Habitat Restoration: The Key to Saving Our Salmon

Calling for a SmarterSafer National Flood Insurance Program

Extreme flooding near Nashville, Tennessee in May 2010.

Closing the Floodgates: Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was designed to protect homeowners, but it’s putting their safety and the environment at risk. Unfortunately, the federal program encourages construction in environmentally sensitive …

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