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"Windmills Not Oil Spills," read the sign of this young opponent to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Image from Bold Nebraska.

Another Keystone XL Vote as Big Oil Flexes Hill Muscle

4/17/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Once again essential legislation is being taken hostage by Big Oil’s backers on Capitol Hill. The vehicle this time is the transportation bill, a massive piece of legislation that aims to invest in infrastructure and stimulate job growth. In forcing another …

Gray wolves are a keystone species in the northern ecosystem (photo: flickr/YankeeNovember3)

Wildlife in Peril: Nine Species in the Tar Sands War Zone

4/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Canada’s boreal forest is one of the last intact ecosystems on earth — but the fate of its wildlife is in doubt, thanks to the oil industry. Learn more about these remarkable animals, and find out how you can help protect them.

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15 Adorable Wildlife Puppies for National Puppy Day

3/21/2012 // By Kristin Johnson

Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you that two of my favorite things are: 1) wildlife and 2) puppies. When I’m not at work helping protect the first, I can most often be found hanging out with my …

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What National Wildlife Week Means To Me

3/21/2012 // By Laura Hickey

The endangered gray wolf was the poster child of the 1974 National Wildlife Week, whose theme was “We Care About Endangered Wildlife.” It’s also the reason that I came to work for the National Wildlife Federation in 1986. In 1974, …

Weekly News Roundup – March 16, 2012

3/16/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NBCs Today: Don’t Poison Tar Sands Wolves – Watch March 16 – Alongside hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie …

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NBCs Today: Don’t Poison Tar Sands Wolves – Watch

3/15/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Alongside hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie in the the 8 a.m. hour of “The Today Show” on Friday, March 16, National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski and live wolves discussed how wolves are in mortal danger from tar sands! The national …

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145 Black Bears Shot In Canada’s Tar Sands Region, More Deaths Likely

2/27/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Following up on recent news that the Canadian government is poisoning wolves, reports show that officials have shot at least 145 black bears that wandered too close to development in the tar sands region of Alberta.

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$7 to Stop Wolf Poisoning in Tar Sands Country

2/14/2012 // By Felice Stadler

The stories that have emerged from Canada over the years on all that is being sacrificed in Big Oil’s quest to mine every bit of tar sands oil, conjure up images that are haunting. Birds so heavily oiled that they …

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24 Hours to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

2/13/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Congress is at it again–putting the Big Oil agenda before the national interest. In the next 24 hours, the U.S. Senate could vote to greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline project.  A project that President Obama rejected last month. For the …

Weekly News Roundup – February 10, 2012

2/10/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Major Milestone for Sustainable Biofuels February 10 – The NCS International announced on Thursday that it has certified the …

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