June, 2015

Urban Wildlife: Ranger Rick and P22 Kayak the LA River

People driving over the Burbank Bridge in Los Angeles on Friday might have noticed something strange: a raccoon and a mountain lion kayaking down the Los Angeles River. When people …

Great American Campout 2015

Family Fun Tips for the Great American Campout

Starting June 27, National Wildlife Federation is kicking off a season of camping with this year’s Great American Campout. You may have seen our new spokesperson, wildlife fan and great …

We Must Act to Protect Lake Champlain from an Oil-by-Rail Disaster

Most Vermonters are aware that our state legislature recently passed – and Vermont Governor Shumlin signed – ambitious legislation aimed at cleaning up Lake Champlain and the state’s rivers and …

Tents under the night sky. (c) The Muir Project.

Gazer Guide: Prepare for Your Night Under the Stars

Why stress out finding a five-star hotel, when camping offers an estimated 300 billion stars just in the Milky Way? The night sky has a way of captivating gazers, new and old. This guide …

Charting a New Path for Yellowstone’s Bison

Yellowstone’s bison have faced more hardship and controversy than nearly any other large mammal in America. In the early 20th century, bison were nearly slaughtered to extinction by commercial hunters. The …

Giraffes at Sunset

Sunrise and Sunset Photos Capture Stunning Wildlife Silhouettes

A few nights ago I was walking home along a trail. The sun was setting, and the foliage on either side of me was rather dense. As I entered a …

Bees Find Better Habitat in Urban Jungle than Farm Country

What do you think about when hear the word “pollinators?” Images of honey bees or bumble bees come to mind for most. Many of us urban and suburbanites have an idyllic …

We’ve Got Problems, They’ve Got Solutions: 2015 Young Reporters for the Environment Competition Winners

Did you ever wonder how your community deals with invasive species like Kudzu? How about what GMO’s really are and why they are of concern? What about how communities are …

Wildlife Bears the Brunt of Big Coal’s Failure to Reclaim Mined Lands

The era of Big Coal is fading. But coal proponents are still trying to hang on by pushing for new mines and markets overseas, all the while putting off cleaning up their messes …

bald eagle

Thousands March in St. Paul to Protect Wildlife from Tar Sands

As we were just beginning to understand what a momentous day we had ahead of us, a bald eagle swooped over the gathering crowd at Lamberts Landing in St. Paul, …

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