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#Squirrels4Good

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.24.2012 | Green
Craig Newmark

For each time someone uses the hashtag, #Squirrels4Good, on Twitter or on my Facebook page or NWF's facebook page, I'll give $1 to the National Wildlife Federation, up to $5K. I will also donate $1 for each new follower I get over the next couple of weeks.

Clueless Texter Bumps Into a Bear

David Mizejewski | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
David Mizejewski

The man in the video got the shock of his life when he looked up from his texting only to come face to face with a black bear that wandered into town. While his reaction is pretty funny, he's lucky he looked up when he did, otherwise he would have walked right into the bear.

Random Idea Worth Doing: Hold a Talent Show With No Auditions

RandomKid | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
RandomKid

Samantha Smith Elementary School children didn't just want to make a splash in their local talent show; they wanted to change the world.

Eight Ways You Can Help Wildlife

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
David Mizejewski

The National Wildlife Federation has an amazing set of programs and tools designed to help any and every kid and adult to become a wildlife conservationist at home, school and in the community.

Conan Gets Squeezed by Giant Snake

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.21.2012 | Celebrity
David Mizejewski

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Heartland Institute's Climate Skeptics vs Children: Bet on the Kids

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Carol Pierson Holding

Even if children are faced with a curriculum that demotes climate change to a scientific controversy, they will still act as-if because it's their native culture. It's built in to their screen time: the code for bad-guys is someone who smokes or doesn't recycle.

Watch: Lizard Plays Video Game

David Mizejewski | Posted 02.13.2012 | Green
David Mizejewski

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Tar Sands Oil: New Pipeline Routes, Same Dangers

Jeremy Symons | Posted 01.18.2012 | Green
Jeremy Symons

With the Keystone XL pipeline igniting a groundswell of public opposition against dirty tar sands from Canada, the safety risks of transporting tar sands oil by pipeline are finally ripe for action

Ross Matthews and the Screaming Hairy Armadillo

David Mizejewski | Posted 01.11.2012 | Green
David Mizejewski

I recently made my debut appearance on Chelsea Lately on E!, so this week's Animal Oddity is about fun television segments.

Wild Killer Whales Put on a Show

David Mizejewski | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
David Mizejewski

Residents of Puget Sound's Vashon Island were recently treated to the sight of dozens of killer whales hunting for salmon. What's odd about the event is how close these massive predators came to shore.

Wendy Williams Handles Scorpion and Giant Toad

David Mizejewski | Posted 12.28.2011 | Celebrity
David Mizejewski

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Simple Equation Predicts Doom for Polar Bears (VIDEO)

David Mizejewski | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

It all really boils down to a simple equation: sea ice + seals on the sea ice = healthy polar bear populations. Take away the ice and polar bears can't hunt seals and their populations decline.

New Antelope Discovered in Plain Sight

David Mizejewski | Posted 12.17.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

There are actually dozens of specimens in museums and the animal has been recorded in the wild for decades. In fact, you can often find it in local food markets.

Odd Animal Removal Service

David Mizejewski | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Check out the photo below. Something is not quite right about it.

Bizarre Animal Persecuted to Extinction on False Assumption

David Mizejewski | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

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Lucia Graves

Green Groups: Keystone XL Pipeline Obama's 'Biggest Climate Test'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In a boost for grassroots efforts pressuring the Obama administration to block approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the h...

Wild Cougar Confirmed in Connecticut

David Mizejewski | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Each year, dozens of reports come in from people who believe they have seen large, tawny colored cats in states where no such animals are officially documented. What are the animals that so many people claim to be seeing?

Can You Identify This Giant Insect With No Mouth?

David Mizejewski | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

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Congress: Stop Denying An Inconvenient Truth

Lawrence Bender | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Lawrence Bender

Last year, Congress debated, dawdled and dithered. This year is more of the same. The bottom line remains that Congress has still not passed legislation to curb carbon pollution and boost renewable energy solutions.

Are "Humanzees" Possible?

David Mizejewski | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Shockingly, during the Cold War, Russian scientists actually carried out experiments where they inseminated unsuspecting human females with hybrid embryos created in a lab.

Should Scientists Recreate Extinct Species?

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

In light of the current global mass extinction crisis, should we try to bring back extinct species such as the quagga or the woolly mammoth?

Corvids Are Oddly Intelligent

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Anyone who's ever watched crows or jays in their backyard has undoubtedly seen evidence of these birds' intelligence, whether stashing food for a later date or teaming up to mob and drive away hawks.

Garden for Wildlife Month Ends This Weekend

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Full disclosure: I work for National Wildlife Federation. But I believe so strongly that our gardens can fit into the local ecosystem and invite back wildlife forced into ever-shrinking wild areas that I'm not ashamed to make a "shameless" plug.

Pandora Boxx Doesn't Molest Butterflies

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

This week's Animal Oddity is all about butterflies and drag queens.

Pre-Spill, Coastal Threats Cannot Be Ignored, Environmentalists Say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.02.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

This article was published in the Louisiana Weekly in the May 2, 2011 edition. Before the BP spill, a number of Louisiana towns were underwater, loc...