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Bear Mountain State Park, one of my favorite local parks.  Photo by Dave Overcash.

Today is Kids to Parks Day!

5/17/2014 // By Adeline Rolnick

Where I grew up, in the suburbs of New York City, we didn’t have easy access to what everyone thinks of as America’s iconic parks—getting to Yellowstone or Yosemite required a long plane ride, and we were much more likely […] Read more >

Manatees are protected under the Endangered Species Act. Photo by U.S. FWS.

Weekly News Roundup: Today is Endangered Species Day and more

5/16/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Today is Endangered Species Day! Are you aware of what species are protected, endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act? Take a moment and test your knowledge! In other news, a NWF student fellow brought native landscaping to North […] Read more >

Endangered Species Game

Endangered Species: Who’s Protected, Who’s Not?

5/16/2014 // By Dani Tinker

Learn more about the 40-year history of the Endangered Species Act, and read about the recovery of the bald eagle, an American success story. What’s Endangered Near You? You can browse threatened and endangered species in your region through the  U.S. […] Read more >

Sea Turtle. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler MacDonald.

Another Chance for Clean Energy and Sea Turtles

5/14/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

The Senate may have a chance to redeem itself this week – at least in the eyes of clean energy advocates. On the heels of yet another defeat for the common-sense energy efficiency bill from Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and […] Read more >

Friends and student planting native plants at campus library. Photo Credit: Steve Woltmann

NWF Student Fellow Brings Native Landscaping to North Central College

5/12/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by NWF Fellow Heidi Goetsch Every year North Central College, in Naperville IL, out grows its existing buildings and must work to function with an overflowing population. My campaign, Protecting Wildlife in Cities and Suburbs, aims to increase […] Read more >

An oiled pelican, photo by the Louisiana Governor's Office

Lost at Sea: Study Estimates Around 800,000 Birds Killed During BP Oil Spill

5/8/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the New York Times is reporting on a new study that calculates 600,000-800,000 sea birds were directly killed by oil. […] Read more >

Wind turbines on public lands. Photo by Nic Callero.

Montana supports Public Lands and Renewable Energy

5/7/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman This week, Senator John Walsh signed on as co-sponsor of the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (S. 279). This demonstrates several things to Montanans. First, Sen. Walsh supports smart development of renewable energy in […] Read more >

Orca whales in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington. Photo donated by Katie Jones.

Today is a Big Day for Washington Wildlife

5/6/2014 // By Becky McIntire

It’s a BIG DAY! We can make a big difference to protect Washington’s wildlife and get more kids outdoors with nature through The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG online giving event—happening today only! Today, May 6, 2014, GiveBIG sponsors will match all […] Read more >

Black bear in the bushes. Photo by U.S. FWS.

Black Bears in Northeast Texas Face New Threat

4/30/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

Right now, a fight is escalating between rural Northeast Texas and the urban Greater Dallas area that could impact bear habitat. The people of Northeast Texas are battling to protect their land, rivers and streams from a destructive reservoir desired […] Read more >

Migratory waterfowl in Louisiana

International Migratory Bird Day is Around the Corner!

4/29/2014 // By Becca Shapiro

This May, celebrate International Migratory Bird Day! On May 10th, International Migratory Bird Day will aim to share the many ways that migratory birds matter to us and the earth. Each season, migratory birds travel long distances between breeding and non-breeding […] Read more >