February, 2012

A ‘Blizzard’ of Snowy Owls

Bird lovers from around the US have been given an opportunity to see a rare guest, the snowy owl. Usually held to the colder northern latitudes, these owls have been driven …

What Does the Farm Bill Have To Do with Wildlife?

That’s what my family and friends ask me when I try to describe my work at National Wildlife Federation.  This is what I tell them: The Farm Bill is one …

Groups Call on EPA to End Harmful Shipping Practices

There are many reasons to hate the ‘80s: Big hair, bad music and acid-washed jeans. The 1980s were also a notoriously bad decade for the Great Lakes. That’s when ocean …

Dear Heartland Institute: NWF Won’t Back Down in Defending Environmental Education

A FedEx Overnight package from Chicago landed on my desk today. It did not contain late Valentine’s Day treats. Inside, there was a cease-and-desist letter from the Heartland Institute focusing …

Inhofe Seeks to Throw Mercury Protections Overboard

Late last week, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S.J. Res. 37 – a congressional resolution seeking to disapprove and throw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new air pollution standards …

Real ‘White House’ Wives: First Ladies Put Planet First

While the “Real Housewives of DC” occupy their days with dry cleaning, diamonds, and drinking, our nation’s First Ladies have more significant items on their daily to-do lists. On the …

BP Refuses to Halt Production as Refinery Explodes

BP again puts workers at risk as fire explodes at     Washington’s largest oil refinery. As we near the two year anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, the worst environmental disaster …

Eagle Cam is Back! Watch Iowa Bald Eagle Eggs Hatching Live

Did you join us last year as we watched two Iowa bald eagles care for newly hatched eagle chicks? Thanks to the Raptor Resource Center, the eagle cam we all …

David Mizejewski talks about Creating Wildlife Habitat

This past Saturday David Mizejewski came and chatted with staff and community members at the Willow Creek Hatchery and Habitat Demo Garden in Edmonds, WA. Here you can see him …

Weekly News Roundup – February 17, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: RESTORE Act needs support from a distance now February …

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