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Drought in the Rockies, Plains Taking Toll on Fish and Wildlife

12/11/2012 // By Judith Kohler

  The drought persists in the Rocky Mountain West and it’s not just the ski slopes that look rough. Fish and wildlife are feeling the effects: Sagebrush and other plants that pronghorns and mule deer depend on in the winter […] Read more >

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Two Reports Warn: Wake Up! It’s Later Than It’s Ever Been

12/10/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger  The latest in a series of unprecedented weather-related tragedies, Hurricane Sandy has been called “Frankenstorm Sandy” for its massive size, loss of lives and property and horrific infrastructure damages. Catastrophic events like Sandy are demonstrating that […] Read more >

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Sea Otters: More than Just a Cute Face

9/19/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

One of the many benefits of living in Santa Cruz, California was the up-close and personal encounters with wildlife. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the redwood forest, the Central Coast is an ideal spot to view a rich diversity […] Read more >

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Wacky Weather and Wildlife—Staring Climate Change in the Face

9/10/2012 // By Doug Inkley

In the words of President Obama, “More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They’re a threat to our children’s future.” Indeed, it is not a joke that driven by this summer’s drought in the U.S. and Eastern […] Read more >

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Building a National Constituency for America’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

9/4/2012 // By Les Welsh

Considered the most endangered marine mammal found only in U.S. waters and one of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the Hawaiian monk seal needs citizens from across the nation speaking up on its behalf if it is going […] Read more >

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Reclaiming Rapids for the Great Lakes

7/9/2012 // By Celia Haven

There is no one quick, easy answer for wildlife conservation. A huge part of the challenge is balancing actions that are good for humans with those that are good for wildlife. Often, these are the same (clean water, clean air, […] Read more >

Support Energy Programs in the 2012 Farm Bill

6/18/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and several cosponsors introduced a bill in the House that would provide considerable support for renewable energy in the 2012 Farm Bill. The Rural Energy Investment Act, which is cosponsored by 16 other members, would […] Read more >

NWF Calls for Campus Case Studies on Sustainability Efforts

6/6/2012 // By Kristy Jones

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is calling for case studies on campus sustainability efforts and green jobs training programs from the 2011-2012 academic year; case studies are due on August 3, 2012. NWF’s Campus Ecology program has published case studies […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

Green sea turtle on Hawaii's Punalu'u beach. Credit: Flickr (The Shifted Librarian)

Righteous is the Turtle. Protect Him!

5/17/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

The green sea turtle slowly clambered onto the black sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. Unconcerned with the small group of onlookers, the turtle found a nice spot to rest and soak in the morning sunshine. Nearby, another […] Read more >