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Help sandhill cranes and other wildlife by stopping the Keystone XL pipeline. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Daniel Ruf

Reject KXL Before Threat of More Destruction to Habitat and More Wasteful Expenses

10/12/2015 // By Guest Author

TransCanada announced that it has given up an effort to obtain approval for a route through Nebraska for its proposed Keystone XL pipeline using a Nebraska state law that is likely unconstitutional. Instead, TransCanada will ask the state’s Public Service …

Least tern family. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Ursula Dubrick

Least Terns: Life on the Edge

10/12/2015 // By David Muth

Least terns live life on the edge. Only nine inches long and packing just 1.5 ounces of muscle and feather, they are aptly named. Despite their size, they are prodigious migrants—heading south in August and September to the coast of …

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Sportsmen and Women Speak Up for the Gulf

10/9/2015 // By Steve Bender

Next year, the National Wildlife Federation will celebrate its 80th year as a leader in conservation and as an advocate for wildlife and wild spaces. In the beginning, there was J.N. “Ding” Darling – an editorial cartoonist who became one …

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Postcard from Cape Monarch

10/9/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Crossing the Delaware Bay on my way to New Jersey yesterday, migrating monarchs were flying past the ferry, and I was lucky enough to land at the same time as a cloud of these guys descended upon the dunes of …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Sandra Rothenberg

This Week’s Trend: Water and Wildlife

10/6/2015 // By Abby Barber

Clean water is important for all: wildlife, habitats, and communities. Therefore, we are excited to see lots of positive action about water this week! Let’s dive into the latest news: NWF’s Lawsuit Win for Clean Water In a unanimous 3-0 decision, the U.S. …

Elk. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve Perry

Meet Five Species Counting on the Greater Sage-grouse

10/6/2015 // By Meg Morris

Wind blows across the vast open space, sweeping the sweet scent of sage through the air. A herd of pronghorn swiftly move across the landscape, stopping now and then to feed on grasses and shrubs. Large eagles and falcons swirl …

Pilot Mountain State Park, North Carolina

A Low Point for Protecting Wildlife and Wild Places

10/2/2015 // By Guest Author

September 30, 2015 will go down as a low point in the history of the conservation movement in the United States of America. Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire. The Land and Conservation Fund was created …

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

New Ozone Rule to Better Protect Wildlife, Public Health

10/2/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

This Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule that will benefit public health, vegetation, and wildlife. The Agency finalized a new standard for ozone and smog pollution of 70 parts per billion (ppb). This rule will benefit wildlife and …

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Celebrating National Public Lands and Hunting and Fishing Day

10/2/2015 // By Aaron Kindle

This past Saturday was National Public Lands Day and National Hunting and Fishing Day. For those of us who enjoy and rely on public lands, it was a day to celebrate and give back. Public lands are the Crown Jewels of …

Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

10/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final amended rule to protect waters from coal power plants’ discharges. These plants contribute about thirty percent of all toxic pollutants discharged to surface waters. NWF applauds the EPA’s action to further reduce pollution that harms and poisons fish, …

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