Aislinn Maestas’s Archive

First Impressions from Oil Spill Ground Zero

National Wildlife Federation Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Jaime Matyas is in Louisiana this week with NWF’s on the ground team touring areas devastated by the oil spill. …

Heavy Oil Coats Louisiana Marshland

As of Monday, more than 6 million feet of boom had been deployed to contain the BP oil spill.Yet, as we saw on the water today, this protective boom only …

The Truth About Dispersed Oil

On a trip to the Chandeleur Islands, NWF’s Senior Vice President, Jeremy Symons, takes a closer look at the dispersed oil off Gulf coast. It increasingly looks like the dispersants …

@NWF Twitter Feed Wins Reader’s Choice Award!

TreeHugger recently announced the winners of its annual Best of Green Awards. Thanks to all of our amazing fans, National Wildlife Federation (@NWF) won the Reader’s Choice award for Best …

NWF joins White House discussion on America’s Great Outdoors

President Obama and several administration officials today are meeting with landowners, sportsmen, state and local government leaders, public lands experts, conservationists and youth leaders to discuss “the challenges, opportunities and innovations surrounding …

Spotlight (finally!) shines on sage-grouse

 If you have ever seen a sage-grouse, whether in a photo, video or in person, you don’t need me to tell you it’s a one-of-kind gem. Nevertheless, the sage-grouse and …

In comes corn, out goes wildlife

Government incentives for corn ethanol are driving farmers to shift land into corn production, resulting in significant decreases in grassland bird populations throughout the fragile Prairie Pothole Region. According to …

Double Trouble for Polar Bears

When it comes to polar bears, the Department of Interior can't seem to decide whether it wants to help or hurt the species. One day the agency takes dramatic steps …

Consequences of Copenhagen, Part II: Local Efforts

Today we present part 2 of a 4 part series on the upcoming United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, where leaders from around the globe will come together to negotiate …

Consequences of Copenhagen, Part I: The stakes

Today we present part 1 of a 4 part series on the upcoming United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen, where leaders from around the globe will come together to negotiate …

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