December, 2010

Letter from a Grateful Caribou: Thank You, Presidents Eisenhower and Carter!

Dear Presidents Eisenhower and Carter, I am a caribou from the Alaska Refuge. You didn’t hear from us much when the Refuge was created and enlarged (we caribou are not …

Will Energy And Science Chairs Become Kindling For Post-Election Blaze?

Late yesterday, the House GOP Steering Committee recommended Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) as the next chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. They could have chosen far, far worse …

VIDEO – BP Disaster Looms Over Climate Talks in Cancun

The well is capped but NWF President and CEO Larry Schweiger is pressing the case at the climate treaty talks in Cancun that fossil fuel extraction remains an inherently dangerous business.  …

Stopping Massive Deforestation – A Bright Spot at Climate Talks

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, expectations are pretty modest for climate progress at the international talks here in Cancun. There are some places where we can and must act, …

NWF Campus Fellow Working to Help Indiana Colleges and Universities Go Phosphorus-Free

NWF’s Campus Ecology Program and affiliate Indiana Wildlife Federation (IWF) have joined forces to support Fellow Katherine Wright to help promote IWF’s Phosphorus-Free Campaign within the higher Ed system in Indiana.

Remembering Craig: A Happy Sad Day

Last Monday we dedicated the pond and habitat at the National Wildlife Federation’s Virginia headquarters to our beloved and former Chief Naturalist, Craig Tufts, who lost his battle with brain …

Do Woodchucks Need Permission Slips?

Even among nature lovers, any animal who doesn’t have the homeowner’s explicit permission to enter their yard may be seen as a pest.

VIDEO – Update from the International Climate Talks

The international climate talks can be complex to summarize and are certainly massive in scope. Hans Verolme, NWF climate negotiations adviser, helps cut through the clutter and in this video talks about …

Kyoto Love Letter Tries to Rekindle Romance at Climate Talks

Love affairs can lose their spark, and turn bittersweet, like the candy “Time for Climate Justice” is handing out at the climate talks in Cancun. Has the international community fallen …

Georgia Colleges and Universities Gather to Promote Sustainable Dining Practices

At an event organized by the Georgia Campus Sustainability Network in partnership with the Campus Ecology and Kennesaw State University, representatives from 20 Georgia colleges and universities gathered to learn about sustainable dining issues and initiatives from some of the leading campuses around the state.

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