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New Maps Show Wildlife Strandings in Gulf

12/17/2010 // By David Mizejewski

New maps published by National Wildlife Federation show the widespread devastation to wildlife resulting from the Gulf Oil Disaster.  The maps were created using official data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […] Read more >

NOAA Education Programs: Preparing America’s Future Leaders

11/17/2010 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

NWF leaders spoke at an education briefing on Capitol Hill, focusing on the role that STEM education and NOAA programs play in preparing the next generation of workers to keep America competitive. Read more >

Teach Green: Eco-Schools USA Wraps Up NSTA Conference

11/16/2010 // By Jennifer Hammonds

This past weekend, I wrapped up my experience at the 2010 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Area Conference in Baltimore. I represetened Eco-Schools USA at the conference, whose theme this year was “Charting the Course to Excellence”. Read more >

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Keeping the Dominos from Falling in the Gulf’s Food Chain

11/10/2010 // By Bruce Stein

Although images of oil-drenched pelicans and blackened marshes are fading from public consciousness, researchers are grappling with the long-term impacts of the BP oil disaster on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. One of the greatest concerns is the potential collapse […] Read more >

New Questions About NOAA’s “Oil’s Gone” Report

8/24/2010 // By Miles Grant

Huffington Post reports on some new questions surrounding this month’s controversial NOAA report that led to hundreds of premature “the oil’s all gone” news stories: Back at the report’s unveiling on August 4, Lubchenco spoke of a “peer review of […] Read more >

This Is What A Worst-Case Scenario Looks Like

6/28/2010 // By Miles Grant

Today’s forecast from NOAA shows oil impacts on critical wetlands & beaches across a swath of the Gulf Coast hundreds of miles wide: Please take a moment to tell your Senators — it’s time for safer energy choices. Read more >

Gulf Coast Region Holds Collective Breath as Hurricane Season Starts

5/27/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Just what we needed in the Gulf Coast. Hurricane season starts formally next Tuesday. In the midst of a man made catastrophe unfolding in the Gulf Coast, the region must also brace for the possibility of a natural disaster. A […] Read more >

New Data: Climate Records Crumbled in April

5/18/2010 // By Miles Grant

April was one of the most alarming months ever for global warming. The startling details from NASA & NOAA: Read more >

March 2010: Hottest March on Record

4/19/2010 // By Miles Grant

Scientists at both NASA and NOAA confirm last month was the hottest March on record. From NOAA: The world’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made last month the warmest March on record, according to NOAA. Taken separately, average […] Read more >

Bays and Lakes: We Can Help Our Kids Develop A Sense of Place

11/22/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Last week the House Natural Resources Committee voted 22 to 13 to send an important new piece of legislation to the House floor.  It received strong support from the National Wildlife Federation, The Campaign for Environmental Literacy, the Chesapeake Bay […] Read more >