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Jewelers Value Wildlife Over Gold

2/24/2011 // By Jim Adams

Two foreign corporations propose building the largest gold and copper mine in North America (ironically named the Pebble Mine) in the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Recognizing that a mine in this fantastic area is likely to spell doom for …

Alaska Brown Bear on Admiralty Island by April Carpenter

President’s Day: How Animals Lead

2/16/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

President’s Day weekend was set aside to honor the memory of our first president, George Washington,  celebrating his skillful leadership at the dawn of our history as a nation. Leadership and hierarchies seem to come naturally to humans, helping to …

New Tourist More Than DC Can Bear?

6/6/2010 // By Miles Grant

Here in the Washington, DC area, we’re used to a summer tourist invasion. But this may be a bit much — a bear spotted less than two miles northwest of the National Zoo: A bear was caught on security camera …

Make the Call Today

10/1/2009 // By Julia Marden

All week we’ve been talking about the wildlife and wild places that need your help. Frogs are dying out. National parks face threats from severe drought and storms. Bears can’t hibernate the whole winter. So here’s what you can do …

Can We Learn from Bears?

9/30/2009 // By Christy Leckburg

Hibernating bears have been an overlooked phenomenon for too long. If we could isolate and reproduce their chemistry, it would be a huge leap for health and science. Fortunately, scientists have begun studying bears for the benefit of human health; however, …

Insomniac Bears

4/30/2009 // By Julia Marden

Last week I met a wildlife biologist from New Hampshire. Each year he sees animals that can’t adapt to the rising temperatures– grizzly bears that won’t hibernate and snowshoe hares whose fur won’t turn white. He came to DC to …

A Victory for Teddy’s Bears!

9/13/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Wildlife and the people who love them recently scored a huge victory when the EPA finalized their decision to veto the controversial Yazoo Backwaters Pumps Project. The success will help protect 20% of the nation’s duck population that migrates through …

Global Warming Cutting Into Bear Naptime

12/22/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Apparently global warming hasn’t heard the phrase “let sleeping bears lie.” Spain’s balmy winter is affecting the animals’ hibernation cycles: Climate Change vs Mother Nature Scientists reveal that bears have stopped hibernating By Geneviève Roberts Bears have stopped hibernating in …

Vote “Wild” This Election Day

10/30/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

If bears could vote, what kind of candidate would they cast their ballots for? This goofy flash video created back in 2000 landed in my inbox the other day to answer just that question. But how many people vote for …