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Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

The Latest Dirty Coal Threat to Endangered Orcas

10/2/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

As another proposal for a massive coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest barrels through the review and approval process, officials are hearing a force of voices from across the region warning of threats to the environment, wildlife and important […] Read more >

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Barbi Martinson.

Five Great Lakes Species Facing a New Threat from Big Oil

9/19/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

The Great Lakes are the world’s largest surface freshwater ecosystem and their waters and shoreline areas provide habitat for a breathtaking array of wildlife. But with a recent increase in oil surging through aging pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac […] Read more >

Construction of a Danish wind farm in the Baltic Sea (flickr/Bilfinger)

Wind Energy Needs Us to Master its Parts, their Sum, and the Whole – Luckily, We Can

9/18/2013 // By Amber Hewett

“We want to do more … but there are real limits to what a state can do.” I recently attended a Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar in New York City, and these were among the opening words. New York […] Read more >

Bison and calf. Flickr photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Why Can’t Bison Roam on Public Lands?

9/9/2013 // By Kit Fischer

Bison are public wildlife, but it’s confusing because some are also owned as private domestic animals.  The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation, the model practiced to manage our nation’s wildlife, failed this animal.  Wildlife need areas to roam and […] Read more >

Mule deer

North Dakota Volunteers to Lead Conservation Campaign

9/7/2013 // By Dave Dittloff

Volunteers in North Dakota are coming together to lead one of the most important conservation campaigns in the state’s history—which is critical to protect North Dakota’s wildlife and conserve the lands on which they depend. Whether they have enjoyed hiking […] Read more >

Bison nuzzling calf

How to Help Give Bison More Room to Roam Free

9/5/2013 // By Hank Fischer

Thanks to National Wildlife Federation members’ strong support of the Adopt a Wildlife Acre program, bison now have more room to roam without coming into conflict with domestic cattle. But there is still more to be done to ensure they can migrate […] Read more >

An Orca breaches near Washington State's San Juan Islands (photo: TheGirlsNY/flickr.com)

Continuing the Fight to Save Orcas in the Pacific Northwest

8/29/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Today, less than 90 orcas live in Puget Sound.  Known as Southern Resident Orcas, these cetaceans rely on salmon and other fish for their primary source of food.  The population is not stable, dipping down by 30% over the last […] Read more >

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Video: The Beautiful Life of Orcas

8/29/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Yesterday a friend sent me this three minute video of orca whales traveling through a pass near Vancouver Island.  It is so beautiful and such a rich glimpse into how orcas live, right along the Pacific shoreline.  It made my afternoon — sparkling deep blue […] Read more >

The Natural Resource Council of Maine, NWF's state affiliate, is making it no secret that global warming is no good for lobsters. Learn more: 
www.nrcm.org/KeepMaineLobstersCool

Media Ignores Climate as Lobsters Feel the Heat

8/21/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

As threats to lobsters associated with warming ocean temperatures creep northward into Maine, the Associated Press has crept away from reporting on the climate change, despite evidence that rising seawater temperatures threaten lobsters. The impact of climate change to lobster […] Read more >

Sockeye Salmon by Dan Bennett

As Fish Die in Alaska Heat, Media Ignores Climate Tie

8/7/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Last week, Reuters reported thousands of Alaskan salmon and trout are dying as a result of record-setting heat wave. But the real shock of the story comes in realizing the Reuters story never once mentioned that climate change is driving […] Read more >