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In Defense of Wildflowers

6/12/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

NWF View By Larry J. Schweiger “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn …

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Montana Mine Could be Death Sentence for Grizzlies

5/25/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

The Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwest Montana is one of the wildest places on earth, and the only protected land in the 2.3 million acre Kootenai National Forest. Here, one of North America’s most endangered grizzly bear populationsmoves across a …

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This Endangered Species Day, Give Florida Panthers Room to Roam!

5/18/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

You may have seen the recent story of the 12 week-old Florida panther that was left for dead on the side of the road after getting hit by a car. After two weeks of rehabilitation, the kitten is now able …

This Friday is Endangered Species Day, do you have any on your campus?

5/17/2012 // By Kristy Jones

  On Friday, May 18, 2012 join National Wildlife Federation in recognizing Endangered Species Day, a day to learn about the imperiled birds, fish and plants in your area and also share the importance of wildlife conservation with friends and family.  …

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Preserve The Reserve!

5/8/2012 // By Pat Lavin

As noted here recently, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is taking public comment on how it can best manage the Indiana-sized National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (Reserve).  A sportsman twitter storm last week was abuzz with the answer: protect …

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Share a Photo to Help Connect the Dots on Climate

4/26/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

On May 5th, join the NWF, 350.org and partners across the globe in connecting the dots between climate change, changes in extreme weather, and the impacts to local habitats and wildlife. With your help, we will begin collecting images that …

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My Run in With a Mountain Lion

4/24/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Working at NWF allows me to work on issues that affect our daily lives–like mercury and carbon pollution, but also issues that will shape future generations and their connection with nature–like preventing the expansion of dirty fuels such as tar …

Skidmore College Students Key to Success in Campus Sustainability Program

4/24/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Student Sustainability Educators: A Guide to Creating and Maintaing an Eco-Rep Program on Your Campus, features New York’s Skidmore College’s “S-Rep” Program, also known as an Eco-Rep program. Sustainable Skidmore’s student Sustainability-Rep (S-REP) program, established in 2008, increases awareness about sustainability …

Dolphins are dying in unprecedented numbers

Two Years Later, Dolphins Dying at Unprecedented Rates

4/20/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

Today marks two years since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and ultimately sending more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the start of the spill, more than 500 dolphins have …

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Tweet to Help Protect Meadowlarks’ Grassland Habitats

4/18/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

The flute-like melody of the Western Meadowlark is a familiar and iconic sound across the grasslands of the American West and Midwest. These vibrantly-colored songbirds build their nests and forage for food in native grasslands, meadows, and farm fields during …

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