November, 2011

Sleeping Bear Dunes

Giving Thanks for Changes that Benefit the Great Lakes

[br] Many Americans will eagerly sit down for Thanksgiving Dinner, only to be put on the spot by a well-intentioned but misguided host. “Before we eat,” the host will announce, …

5 Things to Be Thankful for this Thanksgiving

The holidays for me are all about family and enjoying nature.  When I was growing up, my family and I use to go camping for Thanksgiving in California.  I know, …

Deficit Committee Failure: Feast for Polluters, Famine for Outdoor Economy

Programs to protect wildlife and public health have already been cut deeply this year – and indiscriminate, across-the-board spending cuts will go even further.

Photo from US Fish and Wildlife Service, Karner Blue Butterfly

A Special NWF Thank You to Donors at Thanksgiving

As an employee of the National Wildlife Federation, I recognize that my work depends largely on the kindness of strangers. Nonprofit organizations like NWF rely for survival on donations, and …

Pipelines Part of the American Reality

[br] Environmentalists are relieved to hear that the Obama administration has delayed the decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. But most Americans probably do not know that pipelines already criss-cross …

NWF Campus Ecology Staff Tour New Green Building at Germanna Community College

National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology staff, Jen Fournelle and Kristy Jones, toured Germanna Community College’s new green academic facility, still under construction, in early November. The new building located at …

Twelve Unusual and Fascinating Facts About Wild Turkeys

This Thanksgiving holiday many of us will join with family and friends for a big meal and, for 50 million households, that will also mean having some roasted turkey.  Most …

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering or even inspiring. The great Gulf turtle rescue: …

Weekly News Roundup – November 18, 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: Bad Ballast Water Bill Threatens America’s Waters …

Trash the Great Lakes? GOP Has an App for That

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives recently did the Great Lakes a huge disservice. The GOP-led House passed a Coast Guard authorization bill that contained two bad amendments: Weak …

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