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Weekly News Roundup – March 29, 2013

3/29/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: New guide addresses parents’ weather-related concerns around letting kids enjoy outdoor playtime March 27 – The new weather guide emphasizes the […] Read more >

Today Show host Hoda Kotb, NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski, and Actress Molly Ringwald celebrate National Wildlife Week

Molly Ringwald Celebrates National Wildlife Week on Today Show

3/22/2013 // By David Mizejewski

Actress Molly Ringwald guest-hosted the fourth hour of The Today Show this morning with Hoda Kotb. I grew up in the ’80s watching her in films such as Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, so when I found out that […] Read more >

We should keep these guys around, if only to avoid having to pick a new national bird.

Teaming With Wildlife Fights for Wildlife Conservation Funding

3/15/2013 // By Ryan Kingston

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be part of an eloquently chaotic event known as a fly-in, compounded by the ‘snowquester,’ an unfortunate combination of a major snowstorm false alarm and the Federal Budget crisis. NWF regularly hosts […] Read more >

10 Things You May Not Know About the Polar Bear

10 Things You May Not Know About Polar Bears

2/27/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, here are 10 things you may not know about the Arctic’s Great White Bear. For more information on these incredible animals visit NWF.org/polarbears Speak up for the polar bears cubs—tell Congress to move forward on […] Read more >

The endangered interior least tern is found along the Mississippi River in the New Madrid Floodway. (USFWS Endangered Species/Flickr)

Stop the New Madrid Levee to Protect Mississippi River Wildlife!

2/6/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Meet the endangered interior least tern. These quirky, darting birds migrate from North America to Central and South America, and rely on areas along the Missouri, Ohio, Red, Rio Grande, and Mississippi river systems for breeding habitat. One particular spot […] Read more >

Vice President Joe Biden at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball (photo by NWF's Avelino Maestas)

Inauguration Renews Hope for Secure Climate Future

1/21/2013 // By Miles Grant

President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address today, making a strong case for continued action to cut carbon pollution: “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will […] Read more >

Chef Tom Blundell and Thurgood Marshall Academy junior Stewart Cook discuss squash in the Newseum kitchen, where preparations are underway for the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball.

Community in the Green Ball Kitchen

1/17/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen When planning an event the scale of the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball, it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important and why all of these amazing green groups have come together to […] Read more >

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Updates to 2013 Green Inaugural Ball Lineup and Attendees

1/17/2013 // By NWF

Nicholas David to perform at 2013 Green Ball We’re thrilled to announce that The Voice’s Nicholas David will join our lineup of musical performers at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball. The singer/songwriter/pianist and second-place finisher is known for his creative […] Read more >

A white heron with a tiny catch. Flickr photo by Marc Banks.

NWF Urges Justices to Maintain Florida Wetlands Protections

1/14/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

This week the U.S. Supreme Court hears another case challenging protections for wetlands: Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District. This challenge, brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation and a landowner named Coy Koontz, intentionally pits Florida’s wetland protections […] Read more >

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1,000 Days Late and Billions of Dollars Short

1/14/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Tomorrow marks one thousand days since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spewing millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days. The oil spill devastated the Gulf’s economy, ecosystems, and wildlife all of which […] Read more >