Tag: NWF

Earth Talk: Tar sands oil development’s impact on birds

Each year tens of million of migratory birds “overwinter” in the Canadian Boreal forest, a vast tract of mostly uninhabited coniferous woodlands and wetlands stretching from Newfoundland to the Yukon.


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Wildlife Center of Virginia certified as official National Wildlife Federation site

The National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) is pleased to recognize that the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro has successfully created an official Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site.


Earth Talk: Preventing wildfires

There’s no question that wildfires are on the increase across the American West and other fire-prone regions of the world, and most environmental leaders agree that global warming is largely to blame.


NWF: Obama climate goals call for all of the above on carbon pollution cuts

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address last night, reiterating his commitment to industrial carbon pollution standards and declaring, “Climate change is a fact.”


Earth Talk: Protecting private lands

Indeed, private property makes up about 60 percent of the total land base across the United States. In 42 states there is more private land than public, and by a wide margin in most cases. (Only Alaska, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona, Wyoming and California have more public land—that is, land owned by a federal, state, county or municipal government—than private.) Of course, all this private land isn’t just the parcels where our houses sit.