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Small but Mighty: Streams and Wetlands that Matter

4/13/2015 // By Tori Leach

Marshes, wetlands, intermittent streams, and even some lakes fill from rainwater or snowmelt then empty through evaporation—coming and going throughout the year. These small but mighty habitats filter out pollution, ease the effects of flooding, and provide water for wildlife …

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A New Tool Shows the Progress States are Making on Climate

6/6/2014 // By Mollie Simon

It has certainly been a great week for climate action. This week saw the release of the long-awaited carbon rules: regulations put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and President Obama that aim to place the first ever limits …

NWF Naturalist brings a racccoon on the Today Show.

NWF Naturalist Teased on Today Show

9/16/2013 // By David Mizejewski

  As National Wildlife Federation’s naturalist and media personality,  I do a monthly appearance on the Today Show, usually during the 4th hour with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Each time, I bring a variety of animal ambassadors to help inspire …

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Photo of the Day: Curious River Otter

1/29/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch See more of Jaymi Heimbuch’s photos on Flickr >> Speak Up for River Otters The fate of river otter habitat in a Mississippi River outlet depends on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the State …

River otter, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Photo of the Day: April 1, 2012

4/1/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

River Otter 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. Next >>

River otter by Flickr's ArcheiaMuriel

World Wetlands Day: How About A Little Respect for the Waters We Depend On?

2/2/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone? They pave paradise and put up a parking lot.” Joni Mitchell first sang this lament in 1970 – at the dawn of the environmental …

New Mercury Limits Protect Wildlife and People Alike!

12/21/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new air pollution standards that will result in the first-ever national limits on the amount of mercuryspewing from the nation’s coal-fired power plants. Twenty plus years in the making, the new pollution limits …

Keeping common species common- preventing wildlife from becoming endangered

5/19/2011 // By Helen Chmura

   What do California’s Western Burrowing Owl, Montana’s Trumpeter Swan, and Florida’s River Otter have in common?   They’re all being conserved thanks to the State and Tribal Wildlife Grants Program!  It may be Endangered Species Day- a day to celebrate …

Wildlife Adoption

6/9/2008 // By David Mizejewski

I was feeling down after my last post about the extinction of the Caribbean monk seal, only to get a  notification a few minutes later about NWF’s new wildlife adoption program. Here’s how it works. It’s a symbolic adoption, meaning that …

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