January, 2011

Dark-eyed Junco by Mike Baird

Bird of the Week: Dark-eyed Junco

With snow blanketing much of the East Coast, it’s not surprising that one of the most abundant species now visiting seed feeders in my Washington, DC, Certified Wildlife Habitat® is …

Video – Angler hit by flying Asian carp in Illinois River Urges Fast Action

David Vogt of Paw Paw, Michigan tells NWF about his experience of being hit by a flying Asian Carp at a fishing tournament in Bath, Illinios.

On Groundhog Day: Ten Things to Know about These Surprising Creatures

As we approach Groundhog Day, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the remarkable things that are known about these critters.  Groundhogs (or woodchucks) …

People from diverse backgrounds urge faster action to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes

A hearing Thursday in Traverse City, Mich., to discuss the federal government’s effort to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes showed that public concern over the invasive fish …

Gray wolf

Changing Times for the Gray Wolf

Political, social and cultural progress on conservation issues are often slow in arriving, but when seen from atop the arc of time, the progress conservationists have made on some issues …

NWF@AMS: Artists Help Scientists Tell Climate Story

The American Meteorological Society’s 91st Annual Meeting wraps up today at the Washington Convention Center. During the conference, the convention halls are featuring art that highlights weather and climate issues. …

American-made Electric Cars: President Obama and High School Students Agree

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama reiterated his goal to see 1 million plug-in and electric vehicles on the road by 2015.  Electric vehicles (EVs) are …

Economic Progress Commands Commitment to Environmental Education, Green Jobs Training

In last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pledged to fuel our economic recovery through clean energy investments, but if we do not integrate education with the environment, will cannot be competitive in the global clean energy economy.

Corps’ plan to take another four years to complete Asian carp study is an outrage

It’s not a stretch to say that it could be 2020 before the Corps takes action to create a hydrological barrier between Lake Michigan and the Chicago Waterway System, which links the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River system.

Pipeline Threatens First Nations in British Columbia

Helping our neighbors in the ‘Great White North’ keep tar sands pipelines from destroying another wilderness. Tribal First Nations across British Columbia are being asked to give up their land, …

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