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Sandhill crane and chick (also called a "colt"). Photo by Lauri Griffin. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

The Farm Bill Expires Today, and So Do Wildlife Protections

While most people are probably aware of the looming potential government shutdown, there is another deadline today that is getting much less attention: the Farm Bill expires. So what does …

A pair of bald eaglets in West Newbury, MA (MA Energy & Environmental Affairs on Flickr)

Bald Eagle Comeback Highlights Need for McCarthy’s Leadership at EPA

Just a generation after they were re-introduced, bald eagles are coming back strong in Massachusetts. But at the very same time, polluter allies in Congress are playing political games with …

A dozen bobcat subspecies range across North America. National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lori Tambakis.

A Budget Wildlife Can Live On

On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray released the Senate budget (for our take on the budget released by the House Budget Committee on Monday, see here.) While the …

Flooded wetlands in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge after Hurricane Sandy (Flickr / US FWS)

Does the Paul Ryan Budget Safeguard Americans?

This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his budget plan for fiscal year 2014.  Like previous Ryan budgets, the National Wildlife Federation has serious concerns about the effect …

Vice President Joe Biden at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball (photo by NWF's Avelino Maestas)

Inauguration Renews Hope for Secure Climate Future

Gray wolves (Flickr/Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary)

What the Fiscal Cliff Deal Means for Wildlife

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

Lisa Jackson Stepping Down: “One of the Most Effective Leaders…

The Energy Future is Now: Extend wind tax credits

The election’s over. Billions of dollars have been spent on campaigns from coast to coast. And the pundits tell us, politically speaking, that we’re back where we were because the …

Weekly News Roundup – November 9, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Election Reaffirms Need For Bipartisan Cooperation On Conservation November …

Bald eagle, Homer, Alaska

Election 2012 Results for Wildlife: New Opportunity for a Political Realignment

When the new Congress convenes in January, power will once again be divided between a Republican House and a Democratic President and Senate.  So what does it mean for wildlife? …

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