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No Till, Cover Crops and Wildlife: A Lively Combination

11/5/2013 // By Ryan Stockwell

After harvest of winter wheat earlier this year, an interesting thing happened: my field, with the wheat residue remaining and cover crops growing, became migratory waterfowl Mecca. Why was this?  Well, simply put, a number of management decisions related to […] Read more >

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The South Portland, Maine Vote to Protect Wildlife from Dirty Oil

10/31/2013 // By Carol Oldham

Update:  The Nov. 5th initiative in South Portland, Maine was narrowly defeated. See more below.   Right now, Big Oil is trying to pump millions of gallons of dirty tar sands oil through sensitive wildlife habitat—crossing pristine lakes, rivers and […] Read more >

Whether it's their home or a pit stop on the way south for the winter, many wildlife depend on working farm land. Photo: Ryan Stockwell

Last Call: Who Wants a Farm Bill that Works for Wildlife?

10/29/2013 // By Lara Bryant

Sisyphus was a king from Greek mythology who was punished by the gods by being forced eternally to push a massive boulder up a hill; each time, as the boulder nearly reached the top, it would roll back down. For […] Read more >

An old oil pipeline in Winnipeg near the  Assiniboine River. Flickr photo by Joel Penner.

Industry Giveaway Bill Seeks to Gut Public Review of Dangerous Pipeline Projects

10/28/2013 // By Jim Murphy

Now that Congress is done shuttering our National Parks and needlessly putting the world economy at risk, it’s time for them to turn to another of their favorite pastimes – trying to deny citizens the right to participate in reviewing […] Read more >

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Rosemary Mosco’s Hilarious Comics Blend Nature, Science and Fun

10/28/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

There’s something magical about learning and laughing at the same time – especially around nature and wildlife. Visiting Rosemary Mosco’s website or Facebook page encourages both with great success.  She’s a refreshing blend of comic artist and educator, mixing the often disparate worlds […] Read more >

Atlantic puffins in Latrabjarg, Iceland

Help Curb Carbon from Coal

10/28/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for your input on a proposal to limit carbon pollution from new coal-fired power plants. Their proposal would stop any new power plant from being built unless it met strict carbon pollution […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- October 25, 2013

10/25/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? We ain’t lion! Check out these awesome mountain lion facts. Native fall foliage. Native Shrubs for Fall Color and Wildlife Benefits. Eco-schools goes to Ecuador. Cloud Forest, Rain Forest: A NYC Eco-School […] Read more >

Dolphin mother and her calf in the Gulf. Photo by Pete Markham, Flickr

3 Million Pounds: The Hidden Legacy of the BP Oil Spill

10/23/2013 // By Daniel Hubbell

Remember that time when your parents asked you to clean your room, and you shoved everything under the bed? I think we’ve all been there. As soon as the toys were out of sight, I know I thought that was […] Read more >

A young photographer takes pictures of an insect in a tree. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Anne Girton.

Weekly News Roundup- Oct. 18, 2013

10/18/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Worried Walruses. Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore. WANTED: Farm Bill.  Having Lost Thousands of Cattle to the Blizzard, Northern Plains Ranchers Need a Farm Bill. NWF Captures First-Ever Footage […] Read more >

Photo courtesy Tom Koerner, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Michael Forsberg’s Great Plains on PBS this Fall

10/16/2013 // By Ben Larson

When we think of wildlife shows on TV, we usually expect to see places like the African savannah, the Rocky Mountains, or the Arctic. We don’t expect to see Oklahoma, Kansas or North Dakota. But award-winning conservation photographer Michael Forsberg […] Read more >