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De-Stress—Garden to Help Wildlife

In these stressful times it’s now more important than ever to carve out some ”green time”, and gardening for wildlife is a great way to do so. Here are some …

A California condor takes flight over Pinnacles National Park. Wildlife like the condor need the Recovering America's Wildlife Act to thrive.

Reintroducing Wildlife: 5 Species for Hope

A tiny Karner blue butterfly sips from a lupine flower in New Hampshire, while far away a California condor soars over Big Sur. Meanwhile, a Texas horned lizard snags its …

DJ Cavem’s Fight to Keep our Earth Fresh

“Pesticides and herbicides have destroyed our soil and microorganisms, and contaminated our water. Our oceans are becoming acidic and we are losing the coral reefs. I hope my lyrics will …

U.N. Report Highlights Wildlife Crisis at Home

  |   May 7, 2019

The United Nations just released a frightening new report about rapidly declining wildlife and plant populations around the world, and everyone is talking about it. Here’s how the New York …

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Doubling Down for Common Ground

Promoting clean energy, investing in 21st-century transportation solutions, supporting the long-term sustainability of farmland, and finding meaningful strategies to support salmon recovery are just a few of the items Oregon …

Campus Race to Zero Waste 2021 Final Results: Colleges and…

Despite the challenging 2020-2021 academic year, more than 200 U.S. colleges and universities reduced their waste footprint through minimization efforts, reuse, donation, and recycling.  During the 2021 Campus Race to …

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Special Sauce: The Detroit Sugarbush Project

A unique partnership between the National Wildlife Federation, the city of Detroit, and local advocacy groups has created the nation’s largest urban sugarbush in sprawling Rouge Park, connecting youth in …

Kemp's Ridley hatchlings on their way to sea.

11 Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and a $100 Million Look Ahead

Eleven years ago, the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 people and for 87 days oil flowed into the Gulf, injuring critical habitat, fish, and wildlife. Even now, the impacts …

Education Newsletter May 2021

  |   May 1, 2021

Have you heard? We are excited to share the news that the newly updated National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats® Planning Guide is now available for teachers and community partners! Find …

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PFAS and the Great Lakes: The Need for Binational Action

Note: This blog was originally posted on the Canadian Environmental Law Association website on April 14, 2021 and can be accessed at https://cela.ca/guest-blog-pfas-and-the-great-lakes-the-need-for-binational-action/ Michael Murray, Ph.D., U.S. Co-chair, Toxics-Free Great Lakes …

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What President Biden’s New Climate Goals Mean for Wildlife & Communities

Impacts Seen and Unseen Climate change has impacted wildlife and humans—especially frontline communities that disproportionately experience the harms dealt from climate change globally and domestically. In North America, there are …

Naturalist David Mizejewski

Learn About (Not So) Scary Backyard Wildlife

As the National Wildlife Federation’s naturalist, I’m very excited to be teaching a free online class with our partner Varsity Tutors all about “scary” wildlife species that you might encounter …

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7 Reasons to Support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

The alarm bell is sounding for America’s wildlife species. Eastern monarch butterfly populations are declining sharply. In Florida, hundreds of manatees have already died this year. In fact, a recent …

Brood X Cicada

Return of Brood X Cicadas

A Short Celebration in the Sun Americans are about to experience a rare phenomenon for the first time in 17 years: the return of Brood X periodical cicadas! Last seen …

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