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Green Roof in Chicago, IL Photo: Charlie Vinz

NWF Report: Green Works for Climate Resilience

Cities are on the frontlines of climate change impacts, such as sea-level rise and coastal flooding, drought, and extreme weather. Along the United States coasts, communities are lining their shorelines …

Along the propose route of KXL, spills could have endangered the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, the massive Ogallala aquifer, and the wildlife, like pallid sturgeon, sandhill and whooping Cranes, piping plovers, and other wildlife that live there. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

Scientists Call for Tar Sands Moratorium

In a pointed article in the prestigious journal Nature, eight scientists and economists call for a moratorium on new tar sands projects “unless developments are consistent with national and international commitments …

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Photos of Wildlife Across America

This week, I returned from a road trip vacation across America, driving from Boston to my home outside Yosemite, California. I visited four national parks, and spent an extended period in Yellowstone, where …

Weekly News Roundup: Migratory Birds at Risk and more

Canadian tar sand developments are impacting North American migratory birds, according to a report released Wednesday by National Wildlife Federation and our state affiliates. As the report details, these harmful …

This picture of a polar bear shaking off was donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve Perry.

Weekly News Roundup: A Huge Win for Wildlife and more!

  |   June 6, 2014

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules that would put limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Issued under the Clean Air Act, the rule will give states …

Weekly News Roundup: Great American Backyard Campout Quickly Approaching and more

  |   May 30, 2014

With June only a couple of days away, that leaves our Great American Backyard Campout only a couple of weeks away! This year, we are aiming for 200,000 people to join …

A Georgia chipmunk with cheeks packed with seeds gathered at a garden feeder. Sometimes chipmunks will drop seeds into flower pots, leading to unexpected growth for gardeners. The habit is part of the rodent's natural ecological role as a seed spreader. Photo by Barb Dunlap

Keeping the Peace Between Gardeners and Chipmunks

When I first moved into one of Washington, D.C.’s Virginia suburbs, shrouded with heavy woodlands, I was thrilled by a little flash of energy that rocketed past me one day …

A bee in a fishhook cactus flower. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kelly Brewer.

If It Weren’t for Pollinators…

Birds, bees, bats, butterflies, beetles – these small pollinating animals are responsible for providing us with food, fibers, medicines, and more. Pollination occurs when pollen is moved from one flower …

Weekly News Roundup: Our Wildlife Legacy and more

  |   May 9, 2014

With Mother’s Day around the corner, NWF has released a new report: Wildlife Legacy: Climate Change and the Next Generation of Wildlife. Emphasizing the stress climate change is causing wildlife parents, …

A stream in Mount Rainier National Park. Photo: NPS/Crow Vecchio

7 Reasons to Protect America’s Waters

The Administration has published a proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to America’s most vulnerable streams and wetlands. Unfortunately, this proposal is already coming under attack from the mining …

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