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Affiliate of the Week: Minnesota Conservation Federation

In honor of our 80th Anniversary celebration throughout 2016, the National Wildlife Federation is recognizing each of our Affiliate Partners in a special “Affiliate of the Week” blog series that …

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Saving Moose from Carbon Pollution

The Latest Science Scientists are continuing to study moose populations to gain greater insights into how to best curb their decline. According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, researchers who …

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Launching A Lawsuit to Protect Wildlife in Minnesota

Minnesota Conservation Federation and National Wildlife Federation joined indigenous and conservation groups in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department to stop the expansion of tar sands through Minnesota …

Watch Minnesota Moose Being Outfitted with iPhones

If you thought, “Hey, I bet that’s not quite accurate and that guy’s just trying to sucker me in with a funny headline,” you’re right! But this video of Minnesota …

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Climate Crisis Deepens for America’s Moose

Alarming news from Minnesota today about the health of the state’s moose population being driven to the brink by climate change. Today, officials revealed the northeast Minnesota population of the iconic animal …

BP Connection? Oil Traces Found in Pelican Eggs Far from…

Could pollutants from the BP oil spill be persisting in pelicans more than a thousand miles from the Gulf of Mexico? The evidence is still preliminary, but Minnesota Public Radio …

Asian Carp Invade Land of 10,000 Lakes

Minnesota is heralded as The Land of 10,000 Lakes.  This is no exaggeration; there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres in size.  Not to mention the vast, deep and …

99% of Bear Encounters Continued – Some End in Scat

This story and pictures were sent in by Jeffrey Willius in response to an earlier post about Milo (the dog) and my encounters with bear sign and scat.    The story and pictures are …

Coming Soon to Minnesota Mining Industry: Former BP CEO Tony Hayward?

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward reportedly has been hired, and I am not making this up, as the head of environment and safety at Glencore, a multinational mining and commodities trading company. And his next stop could be in Minnesota.

Wherever You Live, Changing Climate is Shifting Spring

The Associated Press has a great roundup the local impacts of a delayed spring thanks to climate change: The capital’s famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a …

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