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Rising Waters: Climate Change and Flooding in the Pacific Northwest

4/12/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Climate change will have many different impacts on the Pacific Northwest. It is imperative that we recognize these effects and change the way we interact with our planet in order to ensure a sustainable and healthy future. Impacts of climate …

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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Jump-starting Restoration: Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition Announces Grants to Help Great Lakes

8/22/2011 // By Celia Haven

Growing up swimming in the clear, cool water of Lake Superior I was blissfully unaware that the Great Lakes were under attack. I had a pretty good grasp of environmental issues  in my hometown – I knew why we didn’t …

Habitat Restoration: The Key to Saving Our Salmon

8/11/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Entering Mount Rainier National Park I am automatically drawn to the White River; its braided, meandering channels flowing down from Emmons Glacier, sweeping through old growth forest, and Mount Rainier towering above, is a sight of true beauty. As I …

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Options for “Restoring” Great Lakes Water Levels are Limited

6/10/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

The release of a report by the International Upper Great Lakes Study Board today could have a direct impact on Great Lakes water levels and the overall health of its ecosystem. The report looks at restoration options for the St. …

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Play Outside at Patuxent

4/13/2011 // By Amanda Stone

The sun is shining, bees are buzzing, and the birds are singing their come-hither spring fever tunes, even the endangered ones. It’s just another day at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center and Research Refuge. In honor of 75 years of …

Nickelodeon’s The Big Help is a pro-social campaign that aims to inspire a kid-led movement for positive change

National Wildlife Federation and Nickelodeon Team Up With St. Bernard Parish for the Big Help

4/12/2011 // By Susan Kaderka

For the students of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, planting a tree is more than just a good deed for planet Earth. For this community southeast of New Orleans, trees can mean the difference between surviving and not surviving a deadly …

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