Kelly Wagner’s Archive

Barges sit along the Mississippi River near the confluence of the Missouri River.

Shortsightedness Leads to Decline of River Habitat

America’s mightiest river, the Mississippi River, cuts through the middle of this country for more than 2,350 miles, providing habitat for hundreds of fish and wildlife species, but humans have …

New App Can Save a Whale in the Southeast

Quick reporting can help save an animal’s life, but trying to find the right helpline to report injured wildlife is not always as easy as it seems. A new app …

Defending Habitat Restoration for Louisiana Brown Pelicans

The diverse wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta support more than 400 bird species, including the brown pelican, but these wetlands are disappearing at an astonishing rate. Unfortunately, one of …

[credit: NOAA] "Researchers collect a urine sample from Y12, a 16-year-old adult male bottlenose dolphin caught near Grand Isle, Louisiana in August 2011."

Speak Up for Gulf Restoration to Honor Dolphin Y12

  At the third anniversary of the Gulf oil spill this spring, NWF reported more than 650 dolphins were found stranded in the oil spill area since the Gulf oil …

Upcoming Austin Event: Tour the New Demonstration Wildlife Habitat

Join the National Wildlife Federation in celebrating the new Rocks to Roots demonstration wildlife habitat and outdoor classroom in Austin! Making Space for Wildlife in Schoolyards Gardening for wildlife begins …

3 Ways to Help Manatees in Florida

Florida manatees are graceful creatures that have fascinated people for centuries, but currently pollution and coastal development are damaging their habitat. Manatees can be found swimming in the warm waterways …

Like a Bad Horror Flick, Alien Creatures Invade the U.S.

It reads like a bad 1960s horror film—alien creatures taking over the countryside and leaving devastation in their path. Giant snakes, flying fish, voracious rodents, and swarms of birds are …

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