December, 2010

Protecting our “Blue Heart”: Talking with Sylvia Earle about Whale Sharks, Sargassum, Oil and Oceans

Movie and TV stars don’t do it for us. But when my wife Belinda and I met Dr. Sylvia Earle as she came ashore from a dive boat, walking the …

Entire Habitats Wiped Out by Oil, Dispersant and Fires

Hyperbole? If you’re visualizing an entire ocean, marshland, bay or miles-long beachfront destroyed, perhaps. But if you consider pelagic sargassum, that yellowish-brown seaweed that forms up into floating mats, clumps …

Build the Best Snow Sculptures on the Block

Tips and tricks for creating a wild snowscape to wow the neighbors

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Eco-Schools USA 2011 Acrostic

Happy New Year from the Eco-Schools USA team!

Reflections: Inspiration and Oil

As a stereotypical type A, I’ve been reflecting on 2010.  Why wait till New Year’s? I am thankful for NWF supporters who have played an important role in helping NWF …

Big Oil Money Working to Rewrite History of Gulf Oil…

The same groups who denied the link between cancer and smoking and deny the link between carbon pollution and global warming are now being enlisted to deny the impacts of the Gulf oil disaster.

Uncorking Limits on Power Plant and Refinery Pollution

There is good news on the horizon in the effort to tackle global warming pollution. Using authority provided by Congress and affirmed by the Supreme Court, today the Environmental Protection …

Urban Wildlife Inspires Greater Need for Healthy Communities

This past weekend, I was inspired by one of the most awesome spectacles I’ve witnessed since moving to the nation’s capital: On my ride home from some Christmas shopping, I …

Ten Simple Tips for Successful Winter Bird Feeding

If your community gets consistently cold (below freezing) in the winter or has extended periods of snow and ice on the ground, you may be surprised to learn what a …

Northern Cardinal by Howard Cheek

Bird of the Week: Northern Cardinal

No other bird symbolizes Christmas quite like the northern cardinal. Bright red males of this species adorn everything from greeting cards to clothing, wrapping paper, tree ornaments and other decorations …

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