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The Scoop on Wildlife Poo Stories of 2015

6/24/2015 // By Dani Tinker

I’ve noticed a surprising number of wildlife-related poop science and news for the last several months. From slightly silly to impressive scientific discoveries, it seems we’re brimming with stories of natural waste (and its benefits) these days. My fascination has …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tim Wolcott.

Tweet for Clean Water

5/9/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps to restore protections for many of our nation’s most vulnerable wetlands and streams, and the EPA wants to tell you about it and hear what you have to say. That’s why we’re asking everyone who is on …


Send Your #GreenWish to President Obama

1/16/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

As we approach the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, we’ve covered all the details of the night: picking the venue, carpooling to the event, and even sharing how we’re working to reduce waste. But what we also want to focus on the real purpose of the …

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Why Owls Are So Hoot Right Now – #Hoot2Give

12/14/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

Have you heard? OWLS are so HOOT right now! That’s why we’re in caHOOTS with craigconnects and craiglist’s Craig Newmark to celebrate these amazing creatures. Each time you use the hashtag #Hoot2Give on Twitter, Craig will donate $1 to National Wildlife Federation (up …


Happy 40th Anniversary Clean Water Act!

10/15/2012 // By Robyn Fischer

This Thursday, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. This landmark act has ensured, and will continue to ensure, that America’s waters are fishable, swimmable, and drinkable. Since its inception, the Clean Water Act has logged numerous successes: …

Photo by Christine Haines.

What a Squirrel Wants – #Squirrels4Good

4/26/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

What do squirrels want? What do squirrels need? When you get right down to it, squirrels are a lot like us, just trying to survive in these urban and suburban jungles. And they do a great job. Craig Newmark of …

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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 …

Bald eagle by Andrew Nicholson.

Share the Facts: Wildlife Impacts of Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

4/7/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Right now, our nation’s most important conservation laws — including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act — are under attack in the federal budget bill (also known as the Continuing Resolution) that Congress is expected …

6 Ways to Use Technology to Help Wildlife Impacted by the Gulf Oil Spill

5/11/2010 // By Danielle Brigida

The National Wildlife Federation is working hard to help wildlife impacted by the BP Oil Spill–recruiting volunteers, coordinating restoration efforts, educating the public, and advocating for clean energy policies. We need your help!   We are looking for dedicated online …

@NWF Twitter Feed Wins Reader’s Choice Award!

4/26/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

TreeHugger recently announced the winners of its annual Best of Green Awards. Thanks to all of our amazing fans, National Wildlife Federation (@NWF) won the Reader’s Choice award for Best Nature Twitter Feed. With nearly 25,000 followers, National Wildlife Federation’s …