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GUEST POST: The Snowshoe Hare is Pennsylvania’s Polar Bear

2/1/2012 // By NWF

Ed Zygmunt was named the National Wildlife Federation’s 2007 Affiliate Volunteer of the Year for his advocacy on climate change and other critical environmental issues affecting America’s sportsmen and women. He served as an aide to former U.S. Representative Christopher …

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before delivering the State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 2011 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

1/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters?

Polar bear family in a snowstorm

Canada, from Green to Gray

12/23/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

There was a time when Canada, symbolized by the maple leaf, was a “green,” environmentally conscientious neighbor. Remember, in the 1980s, Canada came knocking on America’s door, rightfully demanding that the United States curb the sulfur dioxide emissions causing the …

Report Card Reveals 7 Alarming Trends in the Arctic Ecosystem for 2011

12/1/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

For years, climate scientists have been saying that the Arctic will be the “canary in the coal mine,” the place on Earth that will first witness significant climate changes. An alarming new report from NOAA makes it painfully clear that …

Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington

11/22/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

Washington, DC got a rare sight this week — Arctic wildlife walking through our nation’s capitol.  If you were stuck in construction traffic on Constitution Avenue you may have caught sight of an Arctic Tern, a sandpiper, and yes, even …

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

11/18/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering or even inspiring. The great Gulf turtle rescue: in April we saw the beginning of the BP oil …

6 Ways to Honor Veterans and the Great Outdoors this Nov. 11

11/9/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

  I grew up in a military family as passionate about recycling and nature as it was about patriotism and public service. I guess it’s no surprise these twin passions drive my favorite Veterans Day activities: thanking the veterans in my life …

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Polar Bear Update: No Good News for Bears in 2011 [video]

10/18/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

After a summer where record fires, floods, rains and droughts dominated the news, polar bears and the Arctic have been far from most people’s minds. This does not mean polar bears have had it easy in 2011. In fact, almost …

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Bad Obama Ozone Decision May Spell Trouble for Wildlife

9/9/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Obama Administration’s recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will not strengthen the ozone or smog standard is of little consolation to parents who have to rush their asthmatic kids to the hospital emergency room on dirty air days …

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Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part One: Polar Bears

8/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Polar bears may be Arctic icons, but even their animal rock-star status can’t always sway Congress to protect wildlife. Global warming is melting habitat the big white bears depend on to survive, but recent and upcoming votes by the nation’s …

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