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Let’s Grow Together!

Communities all over the country are coming together to help combat climate change, address food scarcity and build stronger, safer communities through community gardens.  Cities like Tacoma, Washington are partnering …

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From Backyard Monarch Enthusiast to Citizen/Community Scientist

Misadventures with milkweed About ten years ago, a neighborhood friend of mine told me with great enthusiasm about her adventures raising monarch butterflies. I was intrigued. I followed her lead …

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Top 10 Grassland Species Across the Globe

Vast and breathtaking grasslands make up an estimated 25% of the Earth’s land surface. Whether you call them prairies, steppes, savannas, or pampas, grasslands are home to a diverse array …

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Manatees on the Move!

Did you know manatees are being sighted with increasing frequency in Northwest Florida? More and more coastal residents and visitors are delighted as they see manatees when they are swimming, …

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Michigan Tells Hunters: Deer Near Toxic Site Not Safe To Eat

There are few activities more “Pure Michigan” than hunting, preparing, and eating wild game from in and around our state’s abundant woodlands and wetlands. Spending time outdoors during the crisp …

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It’s Ok to be Shady: The importance of our TREEmendous neighbors

They hear everything you say, see everything that you do but they never tell your secrets! Plus on a really hot day, they’ve got you covered! While that may be …

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Six Wildlife Species That’d Win Olympic Gold

The National Wildlife Federation congratulates the Team USA athletes who have run, swam, leapt, thrown, and cycled their way to victory so far at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. But we …

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Climate and Energy Infrastructure Priorities

Updated September 2021 A Clean Energy Economy The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up this summer in Washington, D.C. Talk of major investment in infrastructure is on the rise, …

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Update on Mysterious Bird Deaths

This summer, sick and dying birds were documented in several states in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and South. The main symptom was swollen, crusted-over eyes in fledglings of blue jays, robins, …

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Rolling Tides

Recent weather-related events have made it all too clear that climate change is real and it is really changing where people choose to live. As the sea level rises in …

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