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Remembering Exxon Valdez

3/27/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

Twenty-five years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed into a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Eleven million gallons of oil contaminated over 11,000 square miles of ocean and shoreline. In just the first few days, the death toll […] Read more >

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

Shortsightedness Leads to Decline of River Habitat

2/14/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

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 attempted to control this scenic river for their own gain—often […] Read more >

River otters are found in many North Carolina rivers. Photo via USFWS

Coal Ash Spill in North Carolina Endangers Wildlife

2/12/2014 // By Mollie Simon

Thousands of North Carolina residents living around the Dan River woke up last week to a disaster in their backyard. Millions of gallons of sludge from a retired Duke Energy coal-fired power plant spilled into a river that supplies drinking […] Read more >

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Wildlife Friendly Solutions to Flooding and Other Water Challenges

6/21/2013 // By George Sorvalis

Imagine your house regularly floods when the local river leaves its banks after a heavy rain.  Now imagine that your Congressman announces a plan to build a levee along the river to protect you and your neighbors, and even better, […] Read more >

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Photo of the Day: Fresh Catch

5/31/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

A bald eagle flies off with its meal Photo by Larry Keller If you enjoy photos of wildlife and nature, check out the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Share and vote for your favorite entries or consider entering your […] Read more >

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Symbol of Success: America’s Bald Eagle and the Endangered Species Act

5/17/2013 // By Doug Inkley

The most iconic of Endangered Species Act success stories is the recovery of the bald eagle, our national symbol. Magnificent in stature and beautiful to behold, the bald eagle very nearly disappeared from the lower-48 states, in contrast to an […] Read more >

Juvenile bald eagles

Photo of the Day: The Fish Thief

10/12/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Immature bald eagles fighting over a fish mid-air Photo by Flickr member snooker2009 See more of snooker2009′s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the […] Read more >

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Photo of the Day: Fresh Fish

9/24/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Bald eagle with its fresh catch   Photo by Flickr member Craig Leaper See more of Craig Leaper’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of […] Read more >

Bald eagle, Homer, Alaska

Photo of the Day: Flying High

7/4/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.   Read more >

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A ‘Blizzard’ of Snowy Owls

2/23/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Bird lovers from around the US have been given an opportunity to see a rare guest, the snowy owl. Usually held to the colder northern latitudes, these owls have been driven south by what experts assume is a shortage of lemmings […] Read more >

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