February, 2009

Ranger Rick Goes to Washington

Breaking News: A Washington Post article reports that raccoons have invaded White House grounds, and are causing the National Park Service no small amount of trouble. We at NWF would like … Read more

Happy 100th Birthday, Green Hour!

I hope somebody baked us a cake! 100 weeks ago, the National Wildlife Federation launched Green Hour, a weekly online publication for parents to help families get outside again. Chock … Read more

Momentum gathers for Power Shift

I'm counting the days until the end of February – and not just because it'll be closer to spring. In a few weeks, I'll be joining 10,000 of my peers … Read more

Kicking off the National Teach-In at University of Maryland

Five minutes before the meeting started, Scott Lupin, Director of the Office of Sustainability at UMD, could already see that more chairs would be needed. The room was packed, and … Read more

Help is On the Way

Alright friends of wildlife, here’s the update: A green recovery package has passed the U.S. House of Representatives– with great provisions to create clean energy jobs while protecting wildlife and natural resources. … Read more

Climate Legislation Principles

This morning I attended a press conference held by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, to release her principles for climate legislation. Sen. … Read more

White House: Green Jobs A Pathway To A Strong Middle Class

The White House Task Force on Middle Class Working Families holds its first meeting on February 27 in Philadelphia to discuss the urgency to create green jobs to save the … Read more

Sportsmen, Conservationists Rally Behind Efforts To Safeguard Wildlife

More than 340 hunting, fishing and conservation groups from across the country have signed a letter to rally support for helping wildlife survive global warming. From sport fishing groups to … Read more

Wind Now Employs More Than Coal In U.S.

The wind industry now employs more people than coal mining in the United States. Wind industry jobs jumped 70 percent in 2008 from the previous year, according to a new … Read more

Climate Action On Capitol Hill

Last week, the House of Representatives passed an economic recovery package with $100 billion in funding for clean energy, electric cars, developing a next-generation national electric grid, and efficiency upgrades … Read more