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Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Barbi Martinson.

Five Great Lakes Species Facing a New Threat from Big Oil

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 …

Purple Martin by Richard Winegar

The Case of the Missing Martins

  A few weeks ago, I headed down Interstate 95 from my home in Washington, D.C., to attend a quirky festival, “Gone to the Birds,” held each August in Richmond, …

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Ruffled Feathers: The Scraggly Life of Molting Birds

I’ve noticed some scraggly looking birds the past few weeks. This time of year, many species go through a molt, which leaves them with a rough appearance. How embarrassing! It …

Sandhill crane and chick (also called a "colt"). Photo by Lauri Griffin. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

Interior Dept.: “Permanent Impacts to Wildlife” If Keystone XL Built

The bad news continues to pile up for the ill-conceived Keystone XL pipeline.  In the wake of a third comment letter from the Environmental Protection Agency finding the State Department’s …

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Weekly News Roundup: August 9, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? The Secret Life of Gray Foxes : Check out these dazzling photos of the nocturnal gray fox! Did you know birds have …

American Goldfinch by Maggie Bond

Weekly News Roundup- July 19, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? What’s happening in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon? Manatees, dolphins and other wildlife are mysteriously dying in large numbers. Read this Wildlife Promise …

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Weekly News Roundup- July 12,2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Enter the National Wildlife’s Photo Contest before July 15! Registered users can vote for their favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award …

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San Francisco Airport Marriott Gives a Hoot for Barn Owls

Last year a guest at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront reported a rather unusual visitor to hotel management. People staying at the hotel expect views of the San Francisco …

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Weekly News Roundup- June 28, 2013

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Bill June 26- The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new bill in the U.S. Senate that would help bolster federal efforts …

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Photo of the Day: Burrowing Owl

Burrowing owl in Cape Coral, Florida Photo by Cindy J. Bryant Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the …

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