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Smoket the Bear on the job...but not for long, if some members of Congress get their way (Wikimedia Commons)

Smokey Bear Lives On, But Budget Cuts in Congress Loom Large

12/9/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Great news for Smokey Bear! An American icon has been spared from the axe (for now). Thanks are due to wildlife advocates nationwide, who spoke out in the past week via Facebook posts, Tweets and other efforts and served notice that […] Read more >

Small Stream Leading to the Green River outside of Auburn, WA Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

The Nation’s Water Under Attack

12/1/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

Clean water is an essential part of life. We use it for drinking, bathing, cooking and recreation. Currently our law makers are threatening our clean water by trying to reduce the impact of the Clean Water Act by taking away […] Read more >

Protesters carry an inflatable Keystone Xl pipeline around the White House during the Nov. 6th rally. (Photo: Marine Jaouen)

10,000+ Encircled the White House to Fight the Keystone XL Pipeline

11/7/2011 // By Felice Stadler

Yesterday, my 9-year-old daughter, Ava, and I joined 10,000 others from around the country to encircle the White House in a show of solidarity to oppose the massive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. After gathering with fellow NWFers to form […] Read more >

Bill McKibben at the Tar Sands Action Rally (courtesy of 350.org)

5 More Reasons to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

11/2/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

On Sunday, it will be exactly one year before Election Day 2012, which is a good time to push President Obama toward making a decision on the most crucial environmental issue of his career. He needs to be reminded of […] Read more >

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard, Deepwater Horizon response.

Blowout Preventers Still Unsafe, Federal Action Ineffective Group Says

10/21/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the federal government issued new rules to improve offshore drilling safety. Problem solved, right? Not according to the Offshore Safety Report, issued by Oceana at the Society of Environmental Journalists meeting in Miami this week. […] Read more >

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Get Outside for National Wildlife Refuge Week

10/13/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

This week (October 9-15) is National Wildlife Refuge Week, commemorated for the first time by the Senate in a historic resolution last year and officially recognized this year. First initiated under President Bill Clinton, Refuge Week is a celebration of […] Read more >

Stepping Up for Salmon

9/28/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Living in Seattle, the critical role that wild Alaskan salmon play in our state’s culture and economy is clear. Salmon are a staple of our regional cuisine and the source of thousands of jobs. But these benefits reach far beyond […] Read more >

MI Students Against Keystone XL Pipeline- Will risk arrest this weekend at the Tar Sands Action in D.C

8/23/2011 // By Alex Costakis

Michigan Students are against the Keystone XL pipeline: Will risk arrest this weekend at the Tar Sands Action in D.C. Read more >

photo by Dylan Passmore

Code Orange: Sensitive Groups Should Stay Indoors!

8/19/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

In December, I became a father of a beautiful, now 8-month old boy named August.  We call him “Gus.” As someone whose full-time job at the National Wildlife Federation is to reconnect children with nature, I often joked that I […] Read more >

Algal bloom at dock

Toxic Algae Bloom Confirmed in Western Lake Erie

8/9/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer is a research assistant at the NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, working on a report on nutrients and harmful algal blooms. It’s official – western Lake Erie is experiencing its first toxic algae bloom of the year. […] Read more >