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New Outdoor Childcare Regulations Enacted in Texas

We have a new policy leader in early childhood environmental education: The Texas Workforce Commission. That’s right. This spring, following behind the scenes advocacy by National Wildlife Federation and our partners at …

Dolphins. Photo credit: NWF

BP Settlement: $18.7 Billion for the Gulf

Last Thursday, as Americans were stocking up on fireworks for Fourth of July festivities, Gulf Coast residents had something else to celebrate. Five years and two months after the devastating …

Fracking in North Texas: A Local Perspective

“Fracking,” short for a method of extracting gas or oil from the ground called hydraulic fracturing was not in my vocabulary when I moved to Denton, Texas in August of …

Another variety of milkweed. Photo: Brooke Randolph

Helping Pollinators One Garden at a Time

As a passionate gardener, I believe all gardens, open fields, and community habitats can be made sustainable using native plants to help wildlife. Wildlife rely on native plants for food, cover, …

Female alligator in Louisiana

Get Outdoors Louisiana-Style

New Orleans is a popular travel destination, but if you stick to the city, then you miss a big part of what makes Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta so amazing: the marshes …

A dolphin swimming in oiled waters, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Caused Gulf Dolphin Deaths – Study

A new study has conclusively determined that oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster contributed to the unusually high number of dolphin deaths in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama between June 2010 …

Participants get ready to head to the airport on the last day. What a great weekend! Photo by Eriqah Williams

HBCU NWF EcoLeaders Advance Their Environmental Leadership Development

During the weekend of April 10-April 12, 2015, nine Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students and one HBCU alumnus came together in Atlanta for our first National Wildlife Federation …

First School in Texas to Earn National Award for Sustainability Initiatives!

Congratulations Small Green Tech Academy! Clint Small Middle School’s Green Tech Academy located in Austin, Texas is modeling the way for other schools to go “green”! Since opening in 1999, …

East Grand Terre Tar Ball

No Joke – Oil Still Contaminating Louisiana Coast

Yesterday, NWF and our coalition partners traveled out to Louisiana’s Barataria Bay to search for continued impacts from 2010’s Gulf oil disaster. We didn’t have to look very hard. Our first …

A dolphin swimming in oiled waters, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

BP Vs. Science

Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, scientists are finally starting to get their arms around the impacts of the oil and dispersants on the Gulf of Mexico. …

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