October, 2011

Owl Cam: Watch Baby Owls on South African Balcony [LIVE]

For those of us living north of the equator, it’s nice to know that it’s spring somewhere in the world. And if you were one of the thousands that tuned …

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Happy Birthday Clean Water Act

One of our nation’s bedrock environmental safeguards, the Clean Water Act, is 39 years old. This historic legislation was born in 1972 through strong bi-partisan support in Congress, and helped …

Polar Bear Update: No Good News for Bears in 2011 [video]

After a summer where record fires, floods, rains and droughts dominated the news, polar bears and the Arctic have been far from most people’s minds. This does not mean polar …

Climate Change: Not Just a Fair Weather Issue

An article in this week’s New York Times talks about the current trend here in the US for people to ignore Climate Change (Global Warming). It seems ironic that a …

NWF Staffers Rescue Trapped Turtle

A recent National Wildlife Federation meeting in Vermont turned into an unexpected opportunity to rescue a stranded critter.

Weekly News Roundup – October 14, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF applauds Udall for bill protecting San Juans October …

Treehouse Removal Could Threaten Kids’ Health

A father in Fairfax County, where the National Wildlife Federation is headquartered, recently received word that the treehouse he built for his sons, ages 9 and11, violated county zoning laws and …

Monarch Butterflies: New Victims of Climate Change

Monarch butterflies are not often thought of as being on the immediate frontline of global warming’s impacts, but that perception may need to change this year.  A recent article in …

Alaska Wind Power Project Approved!

The state of Alaska has given the green light to a new 17.6 megawatt wind farm on Fire Island, located a few miles offshore of Anchorage. The long-debated project benefitted …

North America’s 1st Wildlife Refuge – Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

  This week (October 9-15) is National Wildlife Refuge Week, commemorated for the first time by the Senate in a historic resolution last year and officially recognized this year.  In …

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