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oiled sea turtle after the BP oil disaster (photo credit NOAA)

Fudging the Numbers: BP’s History of Lying about the Spill

8/29/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Exactly how much oil was released into the Gulf of Mexico during the BP disaster? Billions of dollars of Clean Water Act penalties are at stake—and a large portion of the money available for restoration. Perhaps it comes as no surprise […] Read more >

Local School Greening Projects Get a Helping Hand

8/7/2013 // By Emily Fano

There are 140 Eco-Schools across the five boroughs of New York City; many have fantastic school greening initiatives that need funding. Whether it’s starting a recycling program, creating an urban wildlife habitat garden, building a green roof, or restoring oysters to New York Harbor, […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- May 31, 2013

5/31/2013 // By Anne Goddard

National Wildlife Federation Partners with Animal Planet to Connect Viewers with the Wild World around Them May 28- National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is pleased to work with Animal Planet to promote the series, North America, premiering on May 28 at 9 […] Read more >

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Let’s Talk Turkey: Conservation, Traditions, and Turkey Season

5/29/2013 // By Rachel Dawson

As the unofficial start of summer rolls in, and brings with it all the excitement of family barbeques and weekends in the sun, I’m actually pretty bummed.  For me, it’s much less the beginning of a new season—but the end […] Read more >

What harm would fracking do to that precious commodity -- beer? Flickr: Mezzoblue

Governor, think of the beer!

5/29/2013 // By Michael Saul

Who isn’t familiar with Coors advertising displaying snowy mountain peaks and touting the purity of  Rocky Mountain water (despite the fact that the massive Coors plant in Golden killed thousands fish in a 2000 spill)? Beer is rightly a point […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup- May 17, 2013

5/17/2013 // By Anne Goddard

House Farm Bill Needs Critical Improvements for Soil, Water and Wildlife May 16- Late last evening, the House Committee on Agriculture passed its version of the 2013 farm bill. “We commend Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson […] Read more >

House Farm Bill Needs Critical Improvements for Soil, Water and Wildlife

5/16/2013 // By Anne Goddard

“Committee missed important opportunities to save taxpayer dollars through commonsense conservation measures.” Late last evening, the House Committee on Agriculture passed its version of the 2013 farm bill. “We commend Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) […] Read more >

Sandhill Crane. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Shortsighted Senate Water Bill Will Damage Rivers and Wildlife, Fleece Taxpayers

5/15/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Today, the Senate voted 83-14 to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, S.601. Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said in response: This shortsighted bill will leave Americans at greater risk of flooding, damage […] Read more >

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

White House Continues to Shortchange Wetlands & Streams

5/14/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

This May marks the annual American Wetlands Month – a time each year to remember the importance of wetlands for storm and flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. It’s a time to revive wetland conservation efforts across the […] 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 >