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Students collect herbs on PS 41′s greenroof in Manhattan. Photo: Megan Westervelt

Three NYC Eco-Schools Collaborate on Green Roof Curriculum Guide

1/7/2014 // By Emily Fano

Guest post by Amy Sirot Schools interested in green roofs may soon have a valuable new tool: a green roof curriculum guide created by three NYC Eco-Schools. The guide will offer a curriculum that connects green roofs to existing NYC …

New App Can Save a Whale in the Southeast

12/28/2013 // By Kelly Wagner

Quick reporting can help save an animal’s life, but trying to find the right helpline to report injured wildlife is not always as easy as it seems. A new app on iTunes, Dolphin & Whale 911, will now make it …

Great blue heron in flight. Photo by National WildlifePhoto Contest entrant LaMar Horton.

Members of Congress Take First Step to Protect Wildlife from Oil Spills

12/20/2013 // By Beth Wallace

Over 4,000 citizens nationwide have united to pressure our Great Lakes Senators to protect our waters from oil spills! After having a flood of concerned constituents reach out to their offices, Sens. Carl Levin, Debbie Stabenow and Dick Durbin came together …

Ten NYC Eco-Schools Raise Over $43,000 With ioby

12/17/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Amy Sirot Ten NYC Eco-Schools are in the midst of an exciting collaboration with ioby, a crowd-resourcing platform for citizen-led neighborhood projects. Each school has chosen a worthy greening project in need of funding, ranging from a recycling program …


Giving a Gift for Conservation

12/12/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Donors are the foundation of NWF’s success in protecting wildlife and habitat, getting children outdoors and fighting climate change. The threats facing the natural world are diverse and ever-changing, putting heavy demands on NWF resources—which is why every gift and …

Block Island sailors celebrate world class offshore wind (flickr/Robin Skibo-Birney)

Speak Up for Offshore Wind in the Ocean State

11/25/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Of the more than sixty offshore wind power projects spinning in the world’s oceans, not one of them is in American waters. Rhode Island has an exciting opportunity to lead the nation toward this new clean energy frontier. As residents and …

Brown bear mother and cub

Thanksgiving Wishes to NWF Donors

11/22/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Every year around Thanksgiving, NWF staff members phone a selected list of individual donors to thank them for their generosity in supporting the Federation’s conservation work. In making these calls, we touch base person-to-person with the people who make our …

American toads use the leaf litter to hide and hibernate.

6 Excuses to Avoid Yard Work This Fall

11/21/2013 // By Dani Tinker

They grow. They turn brilliant colors. They capture our hearts. Then they make a mess. Leaves can be a hassle, but put the rake down for a moment. It turns out, leaving the leaves in your yard is beneficial to both …

Tennessee Wildlife Federation created QR code cards to help raise awareness of its Hunters for the Hungry program.

With Support of Nonprofits, Hunters Help to Feed Nation’s Food Insecure

11/7/2013 // By Kelly Senser

Good nutrition. It’s an essential component of healthy living. Food fuels physical growth, mental well-being, academic achievement and economic productivity. But according to research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 14.5 percent of U.S. households are food insecure. That means …

Researchers and a UMBC teacher and student examine details of NASA's GRIP project, which is studying the formation and intensity of hurricanes. Flickr photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers.

When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

11/6/2013 // By Julian Keniry

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University of Georgia (UGA) and declared: “Isn’t global warming a red …