January, 2012

Great Blue Heron Visits NWF

Today, staff at National Wildlife Federation’s headquarters were treated to a visit by a great blue heron, the largest heron in North America. The bird can be found as far north …

New Plant Hardiness Zones Confirm What Gardeners Already Know about Global Warming

Gardeners who have noticed some unusual goings-on had their suspicions confirmed this week, and the culprit is global warming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday released a new map of …

Asian carp/ Photo courtesy USFWS

New Study: Asian Carp Are Clear Threat to Lake Erie

Asian carps could spawn and mature in Lake Erie and its tributaries. That is the conclusion of a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study, which further highlights the need for …

Heartfelt Testimonies Make the Difference at Philadelphia Hearing

Last week, I traveled to Philadelphia to testify at my first public hearing.  Upon my arrival, I immediately began to second guess myself and question my earlier enthusiasm at the …

Campuses Are Racing to a Giga-watt!

In just a few short weeks Campus Conservation Nationals will be kicking off the 2012 competition!  Colleges and universities from across the country are gearing up to compete against each …

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters?

Komodo Dragon

Chinese New Year: 3 Dragon Facts that Will Keep You Alive in the “Year of the Dragon”

A Wildlife-Friendly DMV Special Edition Wildlife-Friendly DMV connects wildlife enthusiasts in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to local wildlife and the National Wildlife Federation. I will share with …

Gov. O’Malley’s Proposed Maryland Budget Makes the Case for Connecting Kids to Nature

My Terps are going through a rough patch, but there’s one area where Maryland has proven a great leader—its attention to kids’ outdoor activity and environmental literacy. Maryland Governor Martin …

Video — Michigander Speaks Up for Northern Lakes

Brenda Archambo’s passion for conservation took root on a frozen lake in Northern Michigan. A fourth generation angler, Brenda recalls one particular day she spent on Burt Lake with her …

Squirrel Appreciation Day: 10 Amazing Things to Truly Appreciate

Today is National Squirrel Appreciation Daywhich gives us a good opportunity to reflect on all things wondrous about the furry little critters. 1. Worldwide there are nearly 300 species of …

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