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Douglas fir trees in Oregon. Flickr photo by Tom Brandt.

Welcome to National Wildlife Week!

3/18/2013 // By Nicole Rousmaniere

The start of spring means it’s also time to celebrate National Wildlife Week: a 75-year-old tradition! At this time each year National Wildlife Federation celebrates wildlife and suggests actions we all can take to help safeguard wildlife and their habitat. National …

Aspens in Grand Tetons National Park. National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by William Wiley.

Take Action for Wildlife and Plant a Tree!

3/15/2013 // By Eliza Russell

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and help local wildlife.  This year, National Wildlife Federation is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of National Wildlife Week  by calling all students — pre-school through college — to make a difference for wildlife …

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Twelve Tree-Mendous Wildlife Facts for National Wildlife Week

3/13/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

Next Monday we’ll join children across the country in a celebration of trees during National Wildlife Week. This year, we’re teaming up with kids and hope to plant 75,000 trees in honor of National Wildlife Week’s 75th anniversary. Read about …

Andrew Moore, Cooper Elementary School, East Side, 2008, digital chromogenic print scanned from film negative, 62 x 78 in., Collection of Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell. Credit: Andrew Moore

Nature: Driving Revitalization in the Motor City and Beyond

3/1/2013 // By Kara Reeve

  During the roaring 20’s, Detroit glittered as a global center of automobile manufacturing. With a population that soared from 285,000 in 1900 to 1.6 million by 1930, it was the fourth largest city in the United States. As more …

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Montana’s Otter Creek Valley and Its Wildlife Need Your Help

2/15/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting comments from the public on the proposed Otter Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana. Arch Coal, the second largest coal company in the nation, wants to strip mine the valley for …

Deer me, who knew I would miss hemlocks so much?

2/13/2013 // By Carol Oldham

NWF recently released a report on how climate is already impacting wildlife, detailing everything from dropping numbers of moose in New England to bears not hibernating much (if at all) in the winter. And that’s not all – in the …

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Inauguration Cherry Blossoms: A Harbinger of Climate Impacts to Come

1/22/2013 // By Bruce Stein

Making my way across the grounds of the Washington Monument yesterday to witness Barack Obama’s second inauguration, I came across a disconcerting sight. Lulled by unseasonably warm temperatures and a false sense of spring, the pale pink petals of young …

Hands-On Habitat Volunteers – A Key to the Future of the Environmental Movement

10/22/2012 // By John Kostyack

The near absence of any discussion of the environment in the presidential debates has led me to think about the state of the U.S. environmental movement. In one sense, conservationists in the U.S. should be proud of all that we …

Burning Concern: Drought-Driven Wildfires Generating Pollution

9/19/2012 // By Judith Kohler

This summer, the foothills and mountain peaks that form Colorado’s Front Range have been nearly invisible at times because of thick haze from wildfires in the state and across the region. The view to the west from Boulder and the …

Downtown Seattle skyline on clear day and a day hazy due to Central WA wildfire

Hot and Hazy: Central Washington Wildfires Muddle the Puget Sound Skyline

9/14/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

Smoke from Central Washington wildfires is dimming the horizon throughout Washington today, obscuring the crispness that is so common on a sunny summer day in Seattle. It also raises air quality concerns throughout the region and provides a clear example of …

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