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Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Video: The Beautiful Life of Orcas

8/29/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Yesterday a friend sent me this three minute video of orca whales traveling through a pass near Vancouver Island.  It is so beautiful and such a rich glimpse into how orcas live, right along the Pacific shoreline.  It made my afternoon — sparkling deep blue […] Read more >

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[VIDEO] Our Clean Air Future / Roundtable Discussion in Pennsylvania

11/19/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

National Wildlife Federation recently organized a roundtable in State College, Pennsylvania, focused on climate change and renewable energy solutions.  A recent Zogby Analytics poll shows that as Americans see the impacts of climate-fueled extreme weather hitting close to home, their concern of climate […] Read more >

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Fall Elk Viewing on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

10/2/2012 // By Kit Fischer

September marks the time of year when lush river bottoms along the Missouri River in north-central Montana are transformed into their annual splendor. In the late afternoon hours on the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge (CMR), golden light hits […] Read more >

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More than 735,000 Americans Support Action to Curb Carbon Pollution [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

4/26/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

We asked you to speak up for polar bears, and you delivered! More than 735,000 Americans, including nearly 50,000 NWF members and supporters have sent letters to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of their proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new […] Read more >

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Little Things Can Make a BIG Impression

4/5/2012 // By Lindsay Legendre

I didn’t grow up gardening a lot, my parents never really talked to me about global warming, and I don’t regularly hike or mountain climb. Regardless, I have developed an overwhelming love and connection to the great outdoors. There are […] Read more >

Join Us for the Launch of NWF’s Storytelling Video Diary Series

4/2/2012 // By Megan Blevins

When I was young, I was that kid who had a secret notebook and wrote down everything. Even at the age of 10, being a writer—being a storyteller—was all I ever wanted. I still believe in the power of sharing stories, […] Read more >

Make Way for Ducklings in Washington, DC [VIDEO]

3/22/2012 // By Mary Burnette

A wonderful children’s classic, Make Way for Ducklings, tells the story of a family of mallard ducks who make their home in Boston and face some challenges dealing with Boston traffic. This video, taken during the lunch hour on March […] Read more >

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Eagle Cam is Back! Watch Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching Live

2/18/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

Did you join us last year as we watched two Iowa bald eagles care for newly hatched eagle chicks? Thanks to the Raptor Resource Center, the eagle cam we all came to love is back!  Join the National Wildlife Federation […] Read more >

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Mid-Week Refresh: “Just Can’t Wait to be King” Edition

1/12/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

Do not be fooled by those piercing blue eyes. This tiny cub will one day become a ferocious leader, destined to rule everything the light touches. But for now, this little lion’s roaring enduces more awws than eeks.   Be […] Read more >

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Mid-Week Refresh: This Will Have You Running to the Zoo

1/4/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

When I was younger I loved going to the zoo. I would pretend that I had a close friendship with all of the animals; just like Mowgli and Baloo. Although the kids today are much more acquainted with Dora and […] Read more >