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Bicknell's Thrush. Photo by Steve D. Faccio (Vermont Center for Ecostudies)

You’re Invited: Retirement Party for the Portland-Montreal Pipeline

NWF recently released documents showing the company that owns the Portland-Montreal pipeline estimated its pipes to have a 60-year life span. We did the math: The pipe built in 1950 …

Sandhill cranes are one of the many species that are impacted by tar sands development. Photo by Myrna Erler Bradshaw.

The Top 10 Quotes from Today’s Keystone XL Hearing

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a long-anticipated hearing on the Keystone XL Pipeline. This hearing aimed to explore whether the pipeline is in our national interest and included …

The loss of boreal forest habitat from tar sands development puts the survival of thousands of Alberta woodland caribou at risk.

Brewing a Better Future in Canada

President Obama is about to make good on a bet (technically, on two bets) he lost to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last month, when Canada beat the United States …

NWF staff deliver nearly 50,000 comments generated by NWF supporters.

Two Million Comments Against Keystone XL

That’s right, over two million people have submitted comments to the U.S. State Department urging a denial of the Keystone XL pipeline.    Last Friday, over 150 people rallied at …

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Weekly News Roundup: Whitfield Bill Prioritizes Polluters Over Wildlife and More News

The Final Countdown The proposed Keystone XL pipeline could significantly harm America’s treasured wildlife and wildlands. Join NWF in calling on President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject Keystone XL. The decision …

Transporting tar sands through Vermont would directly threaten the moose, fish and birds that rely on clean water to survive. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Marin Packer.

Vermont Towns Protect Wildlife and Vote ‘No’ on Tar Sands

Town Meeting Day 2014 was a great day in the continued fight to keep tar sands out of Vermont and protect wildlife like moose from this dirty oil. When people …

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Major Losses for Wildlife if Keystone XL is Approved

There are only two days left to tell President Obama and Secretary Kerry that they must deny the Keystone XL pipeline. Need a quick refresher why Keystone is not in …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Eilish Palmer.

4 Animals Explain Why the Keystone XL Pipeline Would be Terrible

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would carry heavy, toxic tar sands oil thousands of miles from Alberta, Canada down to the Gulf Coast in Texas. The pipeline is very …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Robert Palmer.

Nebraska Keystone XL Ruling Delivers Big Win for Landowners, Wildlife

In an exciting development in the fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a 2012 state law which approved the route of …

Snowy owl, like Hedwig, from National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest entrant Kim Leblanc.

Snowy Owls, Farm Bill in the Weekly News Roundup–February 7, 2014

The Polar Vortex Brings Rare Snowy Owl Sightings No, it’s not Hedwig carrying your long awaited acceptance letter from Hogwarts, but recent rare sightings of snowy owls have inspired many …

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