May, 2017

Harmful Algae Outbreaks may cancel Summer Swimming Plans

For many people, summer means soaking up the sun and cooling off with a nice swim. But harmful algae in our waterways may put a damper on summer plans. While …

Celebrating Greenpoint—Brooklyn’s First Green Flag Community

Congratulations to the Greenpoint Eco-Schools! On May 15 in Brooklyn, NY, the four Greenpoint Eco-Schools–PS 31, PS 34, PS 110, and MS 126–were honored with the Eco-Schools USA highest award—the …

Unveiling the Final Group of NWF’s Top 50 Inspirations

A year ago, the EcoLeaders Career Center, hosted by the National Wildlife Federation and our partners, has been celebrating the motivating stories and career accomplishments of young professionals making their …

Clean Air Rollback by Congress Could Impact Summer Fun

As we head into the annual Memorial Day kickoff of the summer season, Americans have a lot to look forward to – warm, sunny days at the beach, on the …

A New Hope for America’s Everglades

Water is the lifeblood of America’s Everglades. The slow, steady flow of freshwater feeds the Glades’ sawgrass marshes, cypress swamps, pinelands, and estuaries. It is essential for fish and wildlife …

National Gardening Association’s Tips on Wildlife Habitat Gardening

The National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the National Gardening Association (NGA) to spread the word about our Garden for Wildlife program and help people create beautiful yards and …

Line 5 Oil Pipeline a Threat to the Great Lakes

Under the Straits of Mackinac – where the heart of America’s freshwater seas meet – runs an aging oil pipeline carrying up to 23 million gallons of oil a day. …

Wolf and two pups. Photo Credit: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo

1.1 Million Acres Adopted for Wildlife, What’s Next?

Over the past fifteen years, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to eliminate conflict between wildlife and livestock on public lands- primarily those located within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Montana, …

Woodlawn's Green Team celebrates their Eco-Schools USA Awards - Woodlawn School (credit)

Full STEAM ahead for the Woodlawn Wildcats

How do you transform a school? It takes a village. Or rather a school and neighborhood community that’s pumped for progress! And that’s what the Green Team at Woodlawn School …

Education: Key Strategy for Shark Species Success

A study done by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, published in early 2014, found that 25% of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to IUCN ( International Union …

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