May, 2012

Weekly News Roundup – May 4, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: New Route, Same Risks: Keystone XL Fails to Protect …

How many grassland animals do you know?

  |   May 4, 2012

Last week the 2012 Farm Bill began its long journey through Congress in the Senate Agriculture Committee, where it passed 16-5. While we think it is a good starting place, …

Restoring the Lower 9th Ward: A Resilient Vision for New Orleans

This post was written by Amanda Moore, NWF’s Coastal Louisiana Organizer in New Orleans. What would you do if, in one day, you lost everything?  I’m not just talking about …

NWF Book Club: Last Child in the Woods

In Last Child in the Woods, author Richard Louv takes readers through an in-depth look at our society’s current disconnect from the natural world. Louv uses the term Nature Deficit Disorder …

California quail in front of California poppies

Photo of the Day: Quail Among Poppies

Create a haven for critters in your own backyard and have it designated as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat site. Certify in the month of May and we’ll plant a …

Backyard Wildlife Color of the Week: RED

Enjoy these beautiful photos of backyard wildlife that are all or partially red.

Connecting the Dots for Critters: More Weather and Climate Extremes Affect Wildlife Too

On Saturday May 5, 350.org is holding a worldwide Climate Impacts Day to draw attention to how climate change is causing more extreme weather and climate events, often with devastating …

Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How You Can Help

What does Big Oil have in store for one of the planet’s oldest residents? Find out more about this amazing animal and its trek across our continent — and how Canada’s tar sands industry puts it in danger.

Cast of Nickelodeon’s Victorious! Encourages Schools to Go Green with Eco-Schools USA

  |   May 3, 2012

The cast of Nickelodeon’s Victorious! (Matt Bennett, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet and Leon Thomas III) took time recently to encourage schools to get green through the …

Ilulissat Fjord, Greenland

Photo of the Day: Ilulissat Fjord, Greenland

To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty… a picture which was never seen before and shall never be seen again. — Ralph Waldo Emerson …

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