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To ensure the health of prairie ecosystems, we need to restore wild bison.

Wildlife that Depend on Wild Bison

When bison roam the prairie, multiple species benefit in surprising ways. Learn about some of the species that are better off with bison: Prairie dogs When bison graze, they leave behind …

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Amazing Species of the Atlantic Ocean

About 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is an area of little-disturbed ocean habitat that contains marine canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon and underwater mountains rising higher than …

Wildlife like mule deer use public lands. Photo by Yellowstone National Park

Save Public Lands from a Super Pollutant

Public lands, those held in trust by the federal government for the American people, offer an important defense against climate change. Our public lands provide a variety of resources that …

Wood frogs come in varying shades of brown and red, with black marks over their eyes that resemble a robber’s mask. Photo Brian Gratwicke/flickr

Frogs that Thrive and Dive in Vernal Pools

In honor of Save the Frogs Day, April 30th, we’re celebrating species of frogs that depend on a very unique habitat – vernal pools. Vernal pools are shallow depressional wetlands that appear …

Mule deer are threatened by methane emissions. Photo by Dillian K, Flickr

WANTED: Fugitive Emissions

Despite a recent Supreme Court-ordered delay of the Clean Power Plan, efforts to protect wildlife and reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change are continuing to move …

Protect Great Lakes wildlife like the common loon. Photo by Joyce Kleven

Oil Spills Could Impact Over 700 Miles in the Great Lakes

Today, the University of Michigan released a startling report showing how far a potential oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, could spread. The …

Desert tortoise shell, Nevada. Photo by Lauren Anderson

Five Species Feeling the Heat from Methane

Methane is the second most prevalent gas in the U.S., after carbon dioxide, and is an extremely potent greenhouse gas, with 80 times the warming impacts of carbon dioxide over a 20 year …

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Tar Sands Enbridge GXL Pipelines Threaten Wildlife

As we continue to celebrate the November rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, which prevented the pumping of over 800,000 barrels per day of carbon intensive, toxic tar sands oil through …

Green sea turtle. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler MacDonald

Ridley Me This, Sea Turtle

Imagine you’re underwater swimming in the Gulf of Mexico, looking for wildlife. Can you guess what sea turtle species is swimming by based on these riddles? (Answer is in the …

Moose are already suffering significant declines likely due to climate change in several northern states. Photo by Daniel D'Auria.

What the Clean Power Plan Stay Means

Recent news from the Supreme Court that it was staying the current Administration’s Clean Power Plan was certainly a disappointment. However, it is important to realize what the stay order does …

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