April, 2011

Weekly News Roundup – April 29, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: America’s First ‘Green Flag’ Flies Over Sustainable …

Male ruby-throated hummingbird by William Heban

Bird of the Week: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

If you live anywhere within the eastern or midwestern part of the country, you already may have spotted your first ruby-throated hummingbird of the season—or maybe not. These tiny jewels …

Time to End the Big Oil Boondoggle

The nation narrowly escaped a budget collision and government shutdown a few weeks ago, but that was just the opening round in the epic battle to rein in out of …

Bald Eagle - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center - Girdwood AK

Congressmen Reach Across the Aisle to Protect Wildlife

Lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives are putting aside partisanship to protect wildlife across the nation. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Congressmen Don …

Midwest Youth at the top of their game this year…

This year, at the Energy Action Coalition’s national Power Shift 2011 conference, the Midwest brought a huge delegation of motivated young leaders ready to fight and win the battle for …

First Eco-Schools USA “Green Flag” Awarded

On April 28th, I traveled to Savannah with my colleague, NaTaki Osborne Jelks, to visit the Savannah Country Day School Lower School (SCDS).  SCDS was one of the first schools …

Hip Hop Rev is Greening the Block and Greening the…

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.  is keeping his message green and clean, reaching out to urban communities and empowering young people to create a sustainable future. As the founder of the …

Feds’ action on Asian carp crisis doesn’t meet rhetoric

Federal officials were in Chicago this week to tell us once again what a great job they’re doing to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes. I appreciate the …

Hop to It! Take Part in Save the Frogs Day on April 29

It took me a long time to love frogs. Growing up in New Mexico, I have always been more of a reptiles fan, preferring the horned lizard to spiny frogs. …

Live From Power Shift 2011: Young Eco-Activists Converge on DC

This past weekend over 10,000 young leaders from all across the US converged on Washington DC for Power Shift 2011 to continue the fight for our planet, our health, and …

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