July, 2011

Plug It In: Taking Control of Our Energy Future

As temperatures soar into the 90’s, beach outings, bbq’s, and pool parties are in full swing, but not without a significant cost. Families once again are experiencing pain at the …

Bi-Partisanship Hits Capitol Hill – Thanks to Environmental Education!

  Today the bi-partisan No Child Left Inside Act (NCLI) (S.1372 and H.R. 2547) was introduced by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD).  The …

Dirty Water: A Theme Song for Congress

Recently, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2018, the Dirty Water Act, which completely trashes the protections of the Clean Water Act. Unfortunately, this is just one of many attacks …

Paper Chase: Report Claims Marketplace Driving Improved Sustainability

When it comes to sustainability, paper and pulp companies haven’t always been at the head of the class. But according to a new report from the Environmental Paper Network, the …

Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

Field Highlights: Hot Hot Heat (Advisory) It’s officially summer, and while we’re all enjoying some fun in the sun there are a few reasons to stay indoors this July: ozone alert …

Snowy owl by Barbara J. Fleming

Bird of the Week: Snowy Owl

With the final Harry Potter movie opening this week, J.K. Rowling fans across the country will once again have their minds on owls. On her website, The Owls of Harry Potter, writer, …

Climate Capsule: When the House Attacks

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: House Spending Bill Attacks Endangered Species, Clean Water and Clean Air Quote: Jeremy Symons, senior VP, Conservation & Education, NWF Economic Story of …

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Great Lakes Compact

Halfway through efforts to implement the Great Lakes Compact, a new report by the National Wildlife Federation provides an honest critique of the states’ progress:  the good, the bad, and …

How the residents of Chula Vista are changing the world, one Certified Wildlife Habitat at a time

One of my first duties as the new California Director for the National Wildlife Federation was to present the official certification to the City of Chula Vista for achieving the …

Kissing Cousins vs. Coal: Mining Industry Lawyers Clarify Comments on Inbreeding and Birth Defects in West Virginia

Folks living near mountaintop removal mining operations may be at greater risk for birth defects according to a new study by West Virginia University (WVU) researchers. According to co-author Michael …

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