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(Second) Smallest salamander in U.S. discovered

7/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new and tiny species of amphibian has been discovered in Georgia. reports: The newly discovered salamander, which is the second-smallest salamander species in the U.S. and one of the smallest in the world at just two inches long, …

Elephant Seals Use Robotics To Help Monitor Global Warming

7/8/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

They say that creatures often sense things happening to the environment before people. Here Elephant Seals are assisted by robotics — yup — ROBOTICS! CNN Technology Reports: “Elephant seals equipped with electronic tags and robotic mini submarines using sonar were …

First Study of Rare Egg-Laying Mammal

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

An elusive nocturnal mammal has finally been studied. Science Daily reports: A Wildlife Conservation Society research intern working in the wilds of Papua New Guinea has successfully completed what many other field biologists considered “mission impossible”—the first study of a …

9 Reasons Social Media and the Web Can Save Wildlife

3/25/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

It is my personal belief that social media can play a huge role in helping protect wildlife. Being a part of the information age is incredible and overwhelming at times, but I can’t help but be optimistic that we are in a better place than ever before to save wildlife

Rainforest Education at Evergreen State College

3/11/2009 // By Xarissa Holdaway

Nalini Nadkarni, a faculty member at Evergreen State College, talked to TED about her work studying and preserving rainforests, including outreach projects that get inner-city youth from Washington into the trees and learning about nature. Here she describes the richly …

Science Fair Project Ideas: Wildlife Watch

2/27/2009 // By Jessica Jones

In springtime, countless parents, teachers and home school instructors look for fun, educational science projects to perform with their kids. Whether it is a one-time only exercise or a large-scale seasonal project, why not use National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch …

Dancing = education?

2/11/2009 // By NWF

Does a teacher have to dance to teach good science? Richard Alley of Penn State does (you can see the original post at DotEarth here), twisting around and waving his arms to show how the earth’s orbit influences global temperature …

Conservation Groups File Suit To Restore Endangered Species Act Protections

12/18/2008 // By Kristin Johnson

The National Wildlife Federation, 13 of its affiliates, and Golden Gate Audubon filed suit today challenging the Bush administration’s regulations weakening the consultation requirements of the Endangered Species Act. According to the lawsuit, the Bush administration’s regulations drastically reduce protections …

Wildlife Watch with Twitter and Plurk

12/5/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

No matter where you are, you can participate in Wildlife Watch and let us know about the wildlife and plants you observe. Wildlife Watch is a national, nature watching program created for people of all ages. Through Wildlife Watch, you’ll …

Use this Weekend To Wildlife Watch

4/25/2008 // By Danielle Brigida

Earth Day is over but we’ve still got this weekend to celebrate  National Wildlife Week. National Wildlife Federation has been holding this annual event for 70 years to celebrate wildlife and help people connect with nature. This year, we’re encouraging …