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Shape the Future of the National Wildlife Refuge System

4/21/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

The National Wildlife Refuge System is unique in that there is a Refuge within an hour’s drive of most major U.S. cities in every state, all set aside specifically to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. In fact, the system’s […] Read more >

Back to Bullying for Tar Sands Pipeline Giant

4/18/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

  TransCanada, the company plotting to build the Keystone XL 2,000-mile, $14 billion pipeline splicing through five states to ship Canadian crude oil to Gulf refineries has added yet one more misstep to its history of deception and misdeeds. Under […] Read more >

Understanding changes in land cover and climate will be key to managing wildfire. Photo by John McColgan, BLM.

A Top 40 List for Conservation

4/6/2011 // By Bruce Stein

As the now famous “snowpocalypse” blizzard raged across Washington DC in February of 2010, a small group huddled in a downtown office to create a “Top 40” list. This top 40 chart was not being drawn up for the ubiquitous […] Read more >

American Redstart by Darlene Friedman

Declining Rainfall in Tropics Affects Migratory Birds

3/31/2011 // By Laura Tangley

Scientists have long believed that changes in day length are the trigger that signals migratory birds wintering in the Tropics to begin flying north for the breeding season. But now that long-held assumption is being challenged by new research focusing […] Read more >

How your flood losses are increasing: whether you live in a floodplain or not.

3/29/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Growing up in Seattle, I have learned to live with the rain. Through the years I have accumulated many stylish brands of rain boots, jackets, and umbrellas. But now that I have moved into my first home, the rain is […] Read more >

American robin feeding chicks by Robert Palmer

Bird of the Week: American Robin

3/23/2011 // By Laura Tangley

It’s finally spring, and no bird symbolizes springtime quite like the American robin. As the soil warms up across much of the country, robins by the dozens are hopping across farm fields and suburban lawns feasting on earthworms that have […] Read more >

Courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife via Flickr

Sportsmen Speak Out: Air Pollution Threatens Hunting and Fishing Traditions

3/23/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

    Findings from a new NWF report are hitting sportsmen and women close to home. The report highlights a number of wildlife species important to hunters and anglers that are threatened by toxic air pollution and climate change. The […] Read more >

Why Doesn’t the United States Have an Energy Policy To Create Jobs and Protect the Environment?

3/8/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

 By Larry J. Schweiger  I hope you will join me at National Wildlife Federation’s 75th Anniversary Gala on April 13 in Washington D.C.  We’ll honor Robert Redford and the many other conservation heroes who have helped protect wildlife.  Here is […] Read more >

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International Polar Bear Day: 13 Things You May Not Know about Polar Bears

2/22/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

In honor of International Polar Bear Day, which falls each year on February 27th, here are a few things about the celebrated bruin that may amaze and amuse you: The polar bear rivals the Alaska brown bear as the world’s […] Read more >

Gray Jay by Minette Layne

Bird of the Week: Gray Jay

2/13/2011 // By Laura Tangley

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