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An eastern chickadee perched on a snowy branch

Energy Efficiency: A Win for Wildlife, Your Wallet, and Public Health

The tiny, round black-capped chickadee calls Pennsylvania and many other parts of the U.S. home. But recently, as climate change has turned the state hotter and wetter, these songbirds are …

Great blue heron at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge

Three Cheers for 50 Years: Celebrating the EPA’s Dedication to Health and the Environment

The mid twentieth century brought about a change in the American mindset. Scientists like Rachel Carson and Margaret Murie began to sound the alarm about the dangers of synthetic pesticides, …

Proposed EPA Ballast Rules Too Weak to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

Year after year, the Great Lakes are being threatened by invasive species — with the silent intruders often getting a free ride in the ballast water of ocean going vessels. …

Elk wade in river with blazing forest fire in background

Fire, Water, and Our Public Lands

Just how many “wake up calls” can we stand in the year 2020? On top of social, economic, and political disruptions and unrest, we’ve experienced epic wildfires that directly impacted …

Respond, Reflect, and Renew: National Wildlife Federation’s 2020 In the Rocky Mountain West

I don’t have to tell you how difficult 2020 has been, but I am proud of how the people, programs, and supporters of the National Wildlife Federation’s Rocky Mountain Region …

Redfish lake shoreline with mountains in the background and a dusting of snow on the shore

Finding Common Ground on the lower Snake River

Salmon define the rivers, communities, and culture of the Northwest, but they are increasingly at risk. In the Columbia River Basin, 13 different runs of salmon are listed as endangered …

A Win a Decade in the Making: Governor Whitmer Moves to Shut Down Line 5

Sitting in the open waters the Great Lakes, for over 4 miles, a nearly 70-year-old pipeline, called Line 5, pumps over 540,000 barrels of oil and natural gas liquids per …

Oysters growing on oyster castles in a clear river

Greening the Grey to Grow More Oysters in the Bay

Oysters grow throughout the saltier parts of the Chesapeake Bay. They filter the water, provide ideal habitat for juvenile fish and crabs, and are pretty tasty on a dinner plate. …

Community Prayer Park

Faith, Flora, and Friendship

Houses of worship have always been about more than religious practice. They serve as vital community hubs where people celebrate life events, engage in recreational activities, and join together to …

We are Here, and Buffalo are our History and Future

The history of the land on which we walk is engraved in the earth, as people have been here for thousands of years. Whether it is the high-elevation mountains, the …

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