July, 2012

Reclaiming Rapids for the Great Lakes

There is no one quick, easy answer for wildlife conservation. A huge part of the challenge is balancing actions that are good for humans with those that are good for …

Climate Change Becoming A Broken Record

Just today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its report on U.S. climate highlights for June.  The following are some key findings taken directly from the summary: The January-June period …

Common merganser on the Mohawk River in Niskayuna, NY

Photo of the Day: Cleared for Take Off

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo …

NWF Book Club: When Elephants Weep

When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals is an intimate look at the hearts of the animals we love and the complexity of animal emotions. We learn that many …

Weekly News Roundup – July 6, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Acclaimed Children’s Jazz Group Partners with the National Wildlife …

Pine warbler perching on a pine cone

Photo of the Day: A Prickly Perch

Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group and tag them …

Tar Sands Giants Sneaky New Playbook Revealed

Polluters seem to have drawn the wrong lesson from the Keystone XL controversy. Rather than temper the headlong rush to exploit tar sands, they’re getting sneakier. The tactics: gut environmental and public review while breaking up their grandiose …

A Dose of Inspiration: Eco-Schools Are Springing Up Across the Northeast

I got a great dose of inspiration recently when I attended an amazing event at Sleepy Hollow Middle School in New York. One of the schools Green Team really made …

Coal Train Derailments Lead to Tragedy

At least one bystander was killed during a week of havoc: Three coal train derailments in four days, with more on the way if Big Coal’s export plans go through.

How Your Next Vehicle Could Keep the Freezer Running (Really!)

As one of the millions in the DC area who lost power in last weekend’s storm, I doubt I was alone in feeling a moment or two of profound thankfulness …

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