February, 2012

Settle the BP Oil Spill Litigation? Maybe, But Let’s Not Let BP Shortchange the Gulf Yet Again

Next week, the long-awaited trial begins to decide the liability of BP, Transocean, Halliburton and other companies involved with the April 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The trial …

New Report: Mine Waste is Poisoning Our Waters

An eye-opening new report from our friends at Earthworks and MiningWatch Canada catalogues the wide range of damage to ecosystems, wildlife and human health caused by hardrock mining and identifies …

Polar Bear

9 Ways You Can Help and Celebrate Polar Bears

With International Polar Bear Day falling every 27th of February, I find it’s a perfect time to show your support for these top-notch carnivores. I’ve collected some fun ways to …

145 Black Bears Shot In Canada’s Tar Sands Region, More Deaths Likely

Following up on recent news that the Canadian government is poisoning wolves, reports show that officials have shot at least 145 black bears that wandered too close to development in the tar sands region of Alberta.

Houston Toads: New Victims of Climate Change

Climate change isn’t just making the mercury rise; it is causing a lot of other problems, including extreme droughts and wildfires. These accelerating global warming impacts are very troubling for the Houston toad, and …

Georgia, sunset, Leap Year

Why Leap Year: The Planetary Connection

This year promises to be a long one—a full day longer than usual—because 2012 is a Leap Year, composed of 366 days instead of the typical 365. And wouldn’t you …

Bedfellows: An Unexpected Alliance That Keeps U.S. Children In The Dark on Climate Change

There are few things the extreme right wing, the Congress and the White House would agree on these days but one of them seems to be scaling back or eliminating …

Decorah Bald Eagles (UStream screen shot)

Weekly News Roundup – February 24, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Eagle Cam is Back! Watch Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs …

NWF at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show in MA

Yesterday we set up the National Wildlife Federation booth and got started at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Expo in Springfield MA. Our booth looked great, special thanks to our friends (Jim!) at …

All Eyes on the Senate

Last week, pelicans and other wildlife in the Gulf got some promising news when the House of Representatives passed an amendment dedicating 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from …

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