December, 2010

Top 10 Unsung Heroes of 2010′s Gulf Oil Disaster

TIME magazine recently named the Gulf oil disaster as America’s biggest news story of 2010. While the National Wildlife Federation will continue working to focus attention on the disaster and …

Help the Polar Bear: Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Reclassify to Endangered

A new study published in Nature indicates that if we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, polar bears have a better chance of avoiding extinction. Take Action for Polar Bears >> Previous …

Explosions Ignite New Concerns About Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

An awful pipeline explosion that killed at least 27 people and injured over 50 others is raising fresh concerns about safety. The explosion, which destroyed at least 30 homes Sunday morning happens on the …

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Ho, Ho, Ho! The Season’s Best Family Outdoor Fun from the Web

Ranger Rick editor Libby Schleichert offers the best outdoor nature activities for the holiday season.

120,000 College Students Spent November Competing to Reduce Energy Use

This November, NWF co-sponsored (with the Alliance to Save Energy) the first national Lucid Design Group contest, the “Campus Conservation Nationals,” among 40 U.S. campuses to reduce (in real time) energy usage in their residence halls. Full information about the contest can be found at competetoreduce.org.

New Maps Show Wildlife Strandings in Gulf

New maps published by National Wildlife Federation show the widespread devastation to wildlife resulting from the Gulf Oil Disaster.  The maps were created using official data from the National Oceanic …

Big Mining Exploits Clean Water Act Loopholes

The Pebble Limited Partnership is proposing to build North America’s largest open pit mine in the pristine headwaters of Bristol Bay — the source of the greatest runs of wild sockeye salmon left on earth.

A New Year’s Resolution: Protecting the Nation’s Waters for Wildlife

In this season of New Year’s resolutions, we call upon the Obama Administration to resolve  to fix the broken Clean Water Act by restoring protection to the Nation’s wetlands, lakes, …

New Holidays to Celebrate Outdoors in 2011

Got plans for Save a Spider Day? How about Plant a Flower Day?

Longhorn by Nathan E. Woodward

Home for the Holidays: The Wild Origins of Table Meat

Most Americans are not likely to look for wildlife on their dinner tables, but in fact the echo of the wilderness—of wildlife and of wildlife habitat—is right there in most …

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