The National Wildlife Federation

August–September 2012

National Wildlife® // August–September 2012 Issue

Action Report: How NWF is Making a Difference

How NWF is Making a Difference

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NWF View: In Defense of Wildflowers

Wildlflowers are losing the battle against climate change and feral hogs

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Seeking Relief for Coral Reefs

Facing new threats from climate change, corals get help from scientists who study the organisms’ complex biology

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Appalachian Rivers: Streaming with Life

Researchers find that Appalachia's rivers and streams are biological hot spots rich with aquatic species

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True Colors: How Birds See the World

Thanks to UV vision, birds see the world very differently than we do

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The Subterranean World of Gopher Tortoises

New high-tech imaging equipment reveals gopher tortoise burrows provide safe havens for an amazing array of other creatures

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News of the Wild: August/September 2012

Tracing fish habitats, the world's most powerful bite and ecosystem threats

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Polar Bear Cliff-Hanger

In Russia, a polar bear climbs a steep cliff above the Arctic Ocean in pursuit of bird eggs

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How Rattesnake Fossils Teach Us about the Future

The remains of ancient rattlesnakes give scientists clues about how living species adapt to changing climate

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Buying Local, Boosting Wildlife

Innovative farm programs operated by conservation groups and other community organizations are helping wildlife and people

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Global Warming Sets Ragweed Rampaging

Hay fever victims can expect worsening symptoms from increased pollen production in future autumns

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