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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 >

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Weekly News Roundup- July 12,2013

7/12/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Enter the National Wildlife’s Photo Contest before July 15! Registered users can vote for their favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award here. Orcas are in danger from dirty coal. Speak up […] Read more >

Otter Swimming with Plastic Bottle

Declare Your Independence From Plastic

7/3/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Last week my colleague Sara wrote a blog post introducing us to the idea of “Plastic Free July.” It inspired me to accept the challenge and declare my independence from single-use plastic this month. This includes plastic bags, straws, packaging and […] Read more >

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Beekeeping Offers a Connection with Nature

6/20/2013 // By David Ruckman

NWF’s lead online developer shares memories of his beekeeping hobby. Read more >

Soil Health, Risk Management, and Wildlife: Observed Benefits of Cover Crops and No Till

6/13/2013 // By Ryan Stockwell

Spring has finally sprung in central Wisconsin.  After a Mother’s Day dusting of snow temps have finally climbed to the seasonal average, but precipitation continues to inundate fields with moisture.  Planting is delayed across the region for corn and bean […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2013

5/23/2013 // By Anne Goddard

  Bill to Force Keystone Approval a Giveaway to Oil Companies May 22- The U.S. House is set to vote this week on a bill by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) to shut down the review process and public comment, override […] Read more >

Many move-out programs rely on volunteers. Top: CCU volunteers with a few random finds from Campus Salvage (image courtesy Sustainability Initiative of CCU). Bottom: Skidmore College volunteers help with 7th annual Give+Go (image courtesy of Riley Neugebauer, Sustainable Skidmore

Campuses Aim for Zero-Waste Move Out

5/23/2013 // By Sara Gassman

College dorm rooms are really good places to accumulate stuff. Beyond textbooks and late-night snacks, students in dorm rooms tend to amass a funny collection of miniatures–refrigerators, rugs, coffee pots–and things that are more or less useless to young people […] Read more >

Less Water, More Wildlife — What’s Not to Love about Native Plants?

5/16/2013 // By Judith Kohler

Some gardeners want to cut their water and chemical use. Others want to attract more butterflies, birds and bees. Whatever the reason, Denver-area gardeners seem to be increasingly interested in indigenous flowers, grasses and shrubs. Every May for the past […] Read more >

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A Fight for Real Food – Food Revolution Day

5/16/2013 // By Guest Author

The second annual Food Revolution Day on May 17 is fast approaching but there are still plenty of ways to get involved! Learning how to cook is one of the most valuable skills you can ever obtain.  These skills were […] Read more >

Senate Farm Bill Protects Soil, Water, Wildlife

5/14/2013 // By Anne Goddard

“Basic soil and wetland protection requirements were extended to apply to crop insurance premium subsidies.”  The National Wildlife Federation commends Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-MS) for their leadership in crafting and moving […] Read more >