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Weekly News Roundup: January 3, 2014

1/3/2014 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? A New Year’s Resolution for Congress. Keep public lands in public hands. New England Stands Against Tar Sands. A Maine town says “no” to toxic tar sands. Christmas Tree Crisis. Four tips to recycle your […] Read more >

Eclipse over the Continental Divide in Colorado. NWF staff photo by Ann Morgan.

A New Year’s Resolution for Congress: Keep Public Lands in Public Hands

12/30/2013 // By Ann Morgan

With all the end-of-year news stories, one of the most consistent headlines goes something like this: “113th Congress on pace to be least productive ever.”  However, the New Year is a time for hope, including the hope that Congress will listen […] Read more >

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Despite Epic Fail in 2012, Shell Wants Arctic Drilling “Do Over” in 2014

12/23/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

When Shell launched its drilling operations off the Alaska coast in 2012, it promised to employ “world-class technology and experience to ensure a safe, environmentally responsible Arctic exploration program.” What the world got instead was an epic failure: “Shell experienced […] Read more >

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The Toll on Gulf Oysters

12/21/2013 // By Ryan Fikes

It is small and slimy, and goes down easy with a little lemon. But the oyster isn’t just a treat for seafood lovers; these humble bivalves play an essential role in the ecology of the Gulf. An adult oyster can […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup: December 20, 2013

12/20/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Naughty or Nice? Will Congress help wildlife with a Sodsaver provision in the farm bill? Eco-Schools Goes the Extra Mile. Ten NYC Eco-Schools raise over $30,000 with ioby. Climate Wins for 2013. […] Read more >

Students from Birney Day School get check out the Lummi Totem Pole. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson. All rights reserved.

The Top 5 Moments In Our 2013 Fight To Stop The Otter Creek Coal Mine

12/20/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

It was a rough year for Arch Coal. Their stocks are in the tank, their credit rating keeps getting lowered and oh yeah, they still don’t have a permit for their proposed Otter Creek mine. But 2013 was a great […] Read more >

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Working to Connect Youth with Nature

12/19/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Ruby Lyon I joined National Wildlife Federation’s Emerging Leaders Initiative, with a goal of both addressing urban “green” development while also fostering an appreciation for this development within youth. I envisioned urban areas with an array of […] Read more >

A dolphin is observed with oil on its skin on August 5, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

Study: Dolphins In Oiled Areas of Gulf “Very Sick”

12/18/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

A new peer-reviewed study makes the strongest case to date that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is harming dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. As part of the official investigation into impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a […] Read more >

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Maryland Offshore Wind Auction Announced

12/18/2013 // By Guest Author

Maryland is well on its way to bringing offshore wind to the Free State. For nearly 3 years, the National Wildlife Federation has partnered with local conservation, faith, and civic organizations through the Maryland Climate Coalition striving to build momentum and […] Read more >

This Upland Sandpiper wants to know, why won't Congress put a national Sodsaver provision in the Farm Bill? Photo: Stephen Rossiter

Will Congress be Naughty or Nice to Grassland Wildlife?

12/17/2013 // By Lara Bryant

After two long years of trying to pass a new Farm Bill—a giant, 5 year piece of legislation that funds everything from food stamps to agriculture subsidies to conservation programs—members of the Farm Bill Conference Committee have assured us that […] Read more >