August, 2011

Oh Deer! Energy Exploration Could Affect Wildlife Out West

Oil and natural gas may be valuable resources out West, but so are the area’s wildlife and outdoor heritage. Increased energy exploration, however, could make certain species much harder to …

Algal bloom at dock

Toxic Algae Bloom Confirmed in Western Lake Erie

Julie Mida Hinderer is a research assistant at the NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, working on a report on nutrients and harmful algal blooms. It’s official – western Lake Erie …

Guest Post: Celebrating the 10th Annual Atlanta Earth Tomorrow Summer Institute

This is a guest post from Dejia Freeman, a graduate of the National Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta Earth Tomorrow Program and current program assistant for Earth Tomorrow. The Southeast Regional Center …

Detroit Community Garden

What Does Green Mean To African Americans?

As a child my sisters and I would sometimes share bath water and shop at the Goodwill for Sunday dresses.  My great grandma would unearth worms to go fishing and …

Let Nature Calm Your Economic Fears

Five tips for destressing through nature during unsettling economic times.

Weekly News Roundup – August 5, 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: Helping Farmers Who Help Wildlife August 4 …

Officials Acknowledge XL Tar Sands Pipeline Skipped on Safety

House and Senate Make Hopeful Progress Amidst Rash of Spills Emerging from talks with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird late this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated that …

Top 5 Real Sea Serpents. Sort of.

Shark Week? Not bad, not bad. I myself am a lifelong fan of the ecologically vital and ridiculously cool cartilaginous fish that terrorized Amity Island and Crocosaurus alike. I give …

From a Wedding to a Whale: Mariachi Band Serenades Wildlife

A beluga whale was just hanging out at the Mystic Marinelife Aquarium in Connecticut when the friendly mammal got a musical surprise. After performing at a wedding,  Los Trovadores de …

Mercury Pollution Safeguards Proposal Draws Blockbuster Public Support

800,000 comments support the EPA in their efforts to curb dangerous mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. Smashing records from previous public comment periods, over 800,000 Americans, with tens-of-thousands of …

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