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Kindergartners congregate on the Greenroof Environmental Learning Laboratory, PS 41, Manhattan. NWF photo by Carla Brown.

Greening the Way for our Kids’ Future

10/4/2012 // By Emily Maxwell

We all need an oasis. Standing on New York City Eco-School PS41’s new green roof, I found a truly inspiring one.  Seeing the whole sky, feeling the late summer breeze, smelling fresh herbs, and hearing the happy exclamations of PS41’s …

Protecting Clean Water Helps Our Economy

8/27/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment. In times of economic hardship, politicians who prioritize special interests over environmental protections are quick to overstate costs while understating the …

Common merganser on the Mohawk River in Niskayuna, NY

Photo of the Day: Cleared for Take Off

7/9/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.    

(flickr | currybet)

Guest Post: Middle School Students Work to Ban the Plastic Bag

12/19/2011 // By NWF

Mike Garguilo is a passionate middle school science teacher in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is the host of the Environmental Action Club which received the award for the environmental club of the year in Westchester County and co-writer of the …

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Climate Change and Hurricanes: Not Just a Concern for Coastal Communities

9/15/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

The 2011 hurricane season may well be remembered most for flooding along the eastern seaboard, especially from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The impacts were felt in places that typically don’t have to worry about hurricanes. That’s because some …

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Student Reflections on the Plastics Are Forever Youth Summit

8/1/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

  In March, 2011, Paige Dedrick, Caroline Finn and Donata Lorenzo, students at Nichols School, an Eco-School in Buffalo, New York, participated in the Plastics Are Forever International Youth Summit in Long Beach, California. The symposium, sponsored by the Algalita …

Diamondback terrapin turtle (via USFWS/Flickr)

Turtles Take to the Tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport

6/29/2011 // By Miles Grant

About 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac at New York’s JFK Airport Wednesday in search of beaches to lay their eggs, delaying dozens of flights.

Make The Most Of Your Summer By Participating in One of Outdoor Nation’s Summer Summits!

5/26/2011 // By Cheli Cresswell

This summer, Outdoor Nation will host multiple 3-day regional youth summits and is looking for talented and passionate youth leaders from the millennial generation to take part as delegates. The summits will be held in New York City, Atlanta, Minneapolis, …

Downtown Syracuse, NY (via Flickr's GKS.)

Lake Ontario, Justin Bieber & You: A Guide to Global Warming & Lake Effect Snow

12/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

If global warming is accelerating, how can Syracuse’s snowfall be breaking records?

River in Ohiopyle State Park

Don’t Drink the Water?

10/15/2010 // By Jennifer Janssen

Do you consider clean drinking water a given? I know that on most days, I turn on the tap without worry. But across the globe and throughout the U.S, millions are without access to clean drinking water or are having …

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