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Weekly News Roundup- August 16, 2013

8/16/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Drum roll please!  NWF’s  43rd Annual Photo Contest People’s Choice Award goes to…*opens the envelope* Bottlenose dolphin deaths continue. Why? Read the blog to see what you can do to help. What […] Read more >

A polar bear swimming for survival. y National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Richard Seeley.

Top 10 Wild Ways to Stay Cool

8/14/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

From polar bears to squirrels, wildlife all have their own ways of beating the wilting summer heat without cranking up the air conditioning.  With these cool tips in mind, you can cool down naturally and curb your carbon footprint, even […] Read more >

2013 People's Choice Award Winner

2013 People’s Choice Award Winner

8/12/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Congratulations to our 2013 People’s Choice Award winner, Jennifer Kohlman, whose photo of a lion received over 2,600 votes in the public voting final round! Also, a big “thank you” to everyone who shared their photos in our 43rd annual […] Read more >

A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

8/9/2013 // By Emily Fano

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area with the greatest number of registered Eco-Schools.  The program has […] Read more >

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Six Animals That Can’t Believe You Haven’t Voted Yet

8/8/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

Did you know that this is the last week of voting for the People’s Choice Award in the 2013 National Wildlife Photo Contest? These animals can’t believe you haven’t voted yet. …And if you have voted, did you know that […] Read more >

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Photo Gallery: Surprising Backyard Bees

8/7/2013 // By Laura Tangley

Until a few months ago, if someone said the word “bee,” I’d immediately picture the familiar black-and-yellow-striped honeybee or perhaps a big, fuzzy bumblebee—both regular summer visitors to the flowers in my yard. But a trip last spring to the […] Read more >

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9 “Amazing” Nature Photos

8/1/2013 // By Rachel Stemen

What makes a photo amazing? The animal, the behavior, natural phenomena and even the photographer’s story of snagging that moment can be captivating. For over 40 years, photographers of all skill levels have entered stunning nature photos in the annual […] Read more >

Proponents of H.R. 2728 say federal fracking rules aren't needed if states have their own regulations. Photo: Judith Kohler

Fracking Bill could Take the ‘Public’ Out of Federal Lands

7/31/2013 // By Judith Kohler

It’s about local control, say members of Congress who want the states, not the federal government, to regulate fracking on federal lands — those public lands that belong to all Americans. The House Natural Resources Committee is considering a bill that would bar the […] Read more >

Fishing and other outdoor recreation on public lands is an important part of the economy. Photo: Lew Carpenter

Our Public Lands — The Gift that Keeps on Giving and Giving and…

7/30/2013 // By Judith Kohler

Yet one more report underscores how important conserving our nation’s public lands is to the country’s economy. The newest report is from our country’s largest landlord, the Interior Department. It outlines Interior’s economic contributions for fiscal 2012 — $371 billion to […] Read more >

By shooting close to the ground, photographer Rolf Nussbaumer  Western Diamondback Rattlesnake image is larger than life!

5 Last-Minute Steps to Enter the National Wildlife Photo Contest This Weekend

7/19/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

If you hadn’t heard, the deadline was extended for the National Wildlife Photo Contest. Hopefully this will give many of you the time you need to complete your entries and ensure you have a chance at that grand-prize trip to […] Read more >