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Weekly News Roundup – August 5, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Helping Farmers Who Help Wildlife August 4 … Read more

North Carolina Farmers Add Wind to Crop, Harvest Economic Boom

Sprouting up among the wheat fields of northeastern North Carolina is a new cash crop: Wind-harvesting turbines. Read more

If You Don’t Eat Your Veggies Stink Bugs Will

  Unlike scores of children around the globe, brown marmorated stink bugs don’t mind eating their veggies or yours. The invasive species is rather fond of broccoli and asparagus, some … Read more

Schools Use Summer Break As A Time For Intensive Sustainability Courses

We’re well into June, and — for the vast majority of college students and professors — that wonderful time known as “summer break.” However, for an increasing number of students … Read more

Voices of NWF’s Young Leaders Assembly: The Cure For “Nature Envy” by Sarah Haynes

As a student, I have had my fair share of what I call ‘nature envy’ moments. You know, the ones where you are sitting in the classroom and suddenly find yourself staring … Read more

Government Shutdown: Coming to a Farm Near You

With the potential government shutdown looming closer and closer, many people far outside of DC are wondering what the government shutdown will mean for their daily lives.  While farmers may … Read more

CNN Video: Reducing Emissions Down on the Farm

We touched on livestock emissions in our recent Cowgate episode of the Climate Capsule’s Denier File. Here’s a CNN report on efforts to reduce emissions at one Vermont farm: http://cnn.com/video/?/video/tech/2010/04/07/gsif.burpless.cows.cnn Read more

Anticipating Rising Seas: Wildlife Trust in UK Plans For New Inland Refuge

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust has filed a plan to create an inland wetland to protect rare bitterns.  This action  recognizes that salt water may soon be degrading coastal freshwater reed beds … Read more