A dolphin swimming in oiled waters, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Caused Gulf Dolphin Deaths – Study

[5/21/2015 // By Lacey McCormick]

A new study has conclusively determined that oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster contributed to the unusually high number of dolphin deaths in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama between June 2010 and December 2012. Deaths in these states remain elevated, five years …

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Tiger lily and tiger swallowtail in California

9 Wildflowers Pretty Enough to Sing About

[5/21/2015 // By Dani Tinker]

Walking down a nearby trail this weekend, I passed a patch of golden buttercups. A few minutes later I found myself singing “Build Me Up, Buttercup” as I bobbed down the trail. It got me thinking about other captivating flowers …

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Oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015 (US Coast Guard photo)

Oil Pipeline Rupture Soaks Santa Barbara Beaches, Coastal Habitats (Updated 5/21)

[5/20/2015 // By Miles Grant]

From oil train explosions to pipeline ruptures, not a month goes by without a reminder of the high cost of our ongoing addiction to oil, and this morning we’re waking up to a new disaster in California. As Matt Hamilton …

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Weekly News Roundup: It’s Endangered Species Day!

[5/15/2015 // By Linda Argueta]

Happy Endangered Species Day! Today is dedicated to spreading awareness on the need and importance of protecting our endangered species. For those of you on Twitter, join us in tweeting for wildlife! Yesterday, the National Wildlife Federation honored key environmental …

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A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

Endangered Species Day: Climate Change Threatens Wildlife

[5/11/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung]

Climate change and business as usual could threaten 1 in 6 plant and animal species with extinction. Last month a study published in Science by Mark Urban found an accelerating extinction risk due to climate change. Dr. Urban’s study found that as the …

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Students at PS 179 in Brooklyn. Photo by Teri Brennan.

Students at NWF Eco-School Help Monarchs

[5/7/2015 // By David Mizejewski]

It doesn’t get more heartwarming than this.  Students at PS 179 in Brooklyn are learning about the life cycle of monarch butterflies and helping this declining species at the same time.  The school is a participant in National Wildlife Federation’s …

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Barred owl

National Wildlife Week: Charlotte Attracts Extraordinary Wildlife Through Community Habitats

[3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak]

In 2013, the Charlotte Reconnecting Ourselves with Nature (CROWN) chapter of North Carolina Wildlife Federation launched the Charlotte Naturally initiative to get the city certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.  Their efforts have paid off — the city has now …

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Students helping in the "Enchanted Garden" on campus. Photo by Paula Hewitt Amram

Bronx Eco-School’s Earth Day Event Showcases Many Aspects of Sustainability

[5/7/2015 // By Guest Author]

Bronx Theater High School is one of eight schools on the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Campus. The JFK Campus building boasts a large solar panel installation that generates 5% of the Facility’s total energy. I was proud to be at …

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International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park, Portland Oregon. Photo by InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr Creative Commons

Fun Parks to Visit in the Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

[3/11/2015 // By Abby Barber]

Parks are great places to get outdoors and see wildlife, especially in cities. Whether a park is 100 acres or 4000 acres, wildlife is sure to be found in the trees, on the ground, in the water – all over! …

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