Clean, Accessible Water for Texas Communities and Wildlife

Water is an essential part of life, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. A single person in the United States uses an average of 80-100 gallons of water per day—just indoors—and …

Species of Concern Across America: Find Your State

As we mark the 15th anniversary of Endangered Species Day and celebrate the biodiversity around us, let’s take a look at some of the most threatened species in each state …

Softening Our Shorelines: Solutions for People and Wildlife Alike

A long history of coastal development, coastal erosion, and storm impacts has led to the armoring of our shorelines with sea walls, breakwaters, riprap, and levees. But, hardened shorelines can …

EcoCareers Conference 2020 Provides Insight and Inspiration During Uncertain Times

As global temperatures rise, habitats are lost to development, more species become threatened—and now, as our global community confronts a mass pandemic—the need for more leaders in environmental science and …

How You Can Help Our Disappearing Bumble Bees

As the weather warms and the days become brighter, flowering plants across the nation begin to bloom—releasing vibrant colors and tantalizing scents. Early-blooming plants, from maple trees and spring ephemeral …

Gynandromorphic Cardinal

Spotted Zebras, Yellow Cardinals, and Three-Antlered Deer: What Causes these Animal Oddities?

Albinism, extra appendages, unique coat patterns—all are caused by changes in a species’ genetic makeup. Genetic mutations can alter how a species looks, how it behaves, and how its body …

Trees for Wildlife Program Helps Recovery After Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael slammed the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018, as a category 5 storm. “I lost numerous large oak trees,” Lynn Artz, a resident of Wakulla County, Florida, recalled. …

Columbia, South Carolina: A Home for Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce that Columbia is no longer just the capital of South Carolina. As of October 2019, the city became the largest certified Community …

Five Species Impacted by Unnatural Disasters in 2019

Climate scientists are increasingly connecting the dots between extreme weather events and our warming climate. Hurricanes are now stronger and wetter, wildfires burn longer and hotter, droughts are deeper, and …

A Canada goose with offspring

Protecting the Christmas Goose—One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

For centuries, the Christmas goose was a staple holiday dish both in Europe and the United States. The old English nursery rhyme recounts, “Christmas is coming, the geese are getting …

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