Conservation

Mule Deer on Wildlife Refuge.

America’s Conservation Enhancement Act is a Bipartisan Win for Wildlife

It’s no secret Congress is as polarized as ever, but wildlife conservation continues to bring both sides of the aisle together. This month, the House and Senate passed America’s Conservation …

Healthy Advisory sign PFAS

Confronting the “Forever Chemical”

Michigan residents and the National Wildlife Federation’s advocacy scored a major win in July, with the announcement of new regulations limiting harmful chemicals in drinking water. The new rules limit …

plastic bag with groceries

Campus Quiz: Plastic Pollution

In the past 30 years, the entire world has shifted to single-use plastics for eating, drinking, and packaging merchandise that go straight into the waste stream, on to landfills, and …

birds eye view of a wildfire in Yellowstone National Park

Wildfires and Wildlife on the Move

In the Pacific Northwest, just a whiff of the outdoor air is an assault to your senses—and your health. Wildfires continue to blaze in dozens of spots up and down …

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Campus Race to Zero Race 2020 Case Studies

Each year the Campus Race to Zero Waste (formerly RecycleMania) program calls for best practice case studies from campuses across the U.S. and Canada to showcase programs and strategies in …

Surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, fruit orchards blanket the landscape of central Washington.

Lessons from a Leaf: The Wild World of Orchard Insects

It’s harvest time in central Washington. Daybreak in the pear orchards of the Wenatchee Valley is accompanied by the sound of ladders clanking, tractors roaring to life, and pickers singing …

In Search of Bipartisan Cooperation on Climate

It is heartbreaking to see the devastation taking place up and down the West Coast due to the historic wildfires. In a year full of challenge and loss, the fires …

plastic cup on the sand

QUIZ: Ocean Plastic Pollution

Roland Geyer, an associate professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, led the first-ever global analysis of plastic production, finding that “between 2002 and 2015 we made the exact …

Satellite image of Hurricane Laura at 2:50 a.m. CDT on August 27, 2020.

7 Ways Congress Could Help Safeguard Communities and Wildlife From Hurricanes

This year is already bringing an unusually active hurricane season, with more than a dozen named storms, including five hurricanes, halfway through the season. NOAA is predicting we may see …

Can Cities Capture Too Much Water?

Returning items to circulation has more than one meaning at the Central Library in Austin, Texas. In addition to holding thousands of books (and seeds!), this much-celebrated community project captures …

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