February, 2012

Finally, a Squirrel Gets Its Own Baseball Card. Plus: Top 7 Rodents in Baseball History

The new 2012 Topps Series 1 baseball card set features a single highlight from the St. Louis Cardinals’ incredible run to the World Series. It’s the only thing about the …

Obama Administration Hits the Accelerator for Responsible Offshore Wind Development

For too long, America has ignored an immense clean energy source sitting right off our shores. We’ve chosen to remain dependant on fossil fuels that cause dangerous air and water …

Mid-Week Refresh: Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown

Ranger Rick magazine just published an adorable — and informative — article about the Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica. It was published at a time when sloths are enjoying quite …

House Transportation Bill Would Defund Programs to Help Kids Walk to School Safely

The House Transportation and Infrastructure committee released its transportation bill yesterday, and it’s already been billed “a march of horribles” that would strip funding from public transit, urban improvements for …

NWF Invites You to a Free Advance Screening of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island to inspire families to get outdoors, to explore nature and to learn about the incredible wildlife …

Here Be Dragons, Hopefully: Sydney Joins Effort to Save Komodo Dragons in 2012

We’ve gone a full week without Komodo dragon news on Wildlife Promise (see Megan Blevins’s timely ‘Year of the Dragon’ post here). That’s as intolerable as eating less than 80% …

Snowshoe Hare (National Park Service photo)

GUEST POST: The Snowshoe Hare is Pennsylvania’s Polar Bear

Ed Zygmunt was named the National Wildlife Federation’s 2007 Affiliate Volunteer of the Year for his advocacy on climate change and other critical environmental issues affecting America’s sportsmen and women. …

Green Schools Trend on Display in Texas

The green schools movement is now a bona fide national trend. Case in point: the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) voted to include environmental education provisions …

Beyond the Zombie Pipeline – What’s Next For Dirty Tar Sands?

Keystone XL — the zombie pipeline — just won’t stay dead. But while KXL has gotten the most attention, there are other major projects in the works to pump dirty tar sands into the outrageously profitable global oil market.

Because of Pythons, Nine Lives May Not Be Enough for Florida Panther

[br] If cats have nine lives, an endangered cougar subspecies may be down to its last one. The Florida panther has been a whisker away from extinction for decades, struggling …

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