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National Wildlife Week: Salmon Free in the Heart of Portland

Oregon’s two largest spring Chinook salmon runs, located in the Columbia and Willamette rivers, connect in the city of Portland.Chinook salmon, a keystone species, are a source of great economic, …

National Wildlife Week: Banks of “America’s Forgotten River” Become Home for Bald Eagles

Earth Conservation Corps, NWF’s District of Columbia affiliate, has been hard at work restoring the wetland and riparian habitat along America’s “forgotten river,” the Anacostia, at Diamond Teague Park.  Over …

National Wildlife Week: Baltimore Community Habitat Steps Up for a Healthy Bay

We all know that Baltimore is for the birds, and NWF and the National Aquarium, its Maryland affiliate, have teamed up to help Baltimore “B’More Wild”— aiming to create the …

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Support Clean Water for Maryland’s Wildlife

Whether you are interested in Maryland’s wildlife because you love the sight of a bald eagle against the winter sky or because picking blue crabs is the best way to …

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The Most Important Animals You May Never Notice

When you peer through the surface of your local stream, you may not notice the mussels burrowed in the rocks.  These aquatic workhorses are key to keeping our streams and …

Caribou, Mulchatna herd, Bristol Bay, Alaska by The FishEyeGuy.

This Pristine and Glorious Wilderness is At Risk

Bristol Bay is a magical wonderland, supporting a ridiculous number of fish and wildlife species. Don’t take my word for it, take a look and decide for yourself. Browse the categories …

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Toxic Mining Waste: Just Moments from a Disaster for Wildlife

When I saw footage last week of a tailing dam collapse at Mount Polley Mine, my immediate thought was of the Chino Mine near my hometown of Silver City, New …

Fish kills, like this one in Illinois' Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, can result from hypoxia, or oxygen depletion, a common cause of which is algal blooms.  NOAA photo

For the Love of Fish: The Problems of Blooming Algae and Mass Death at Sea

The current blue-green algal bloom in Lake Erie that forced the city of Toledo to not have drinking water for several days and the massive red-tide algal bloom off Florida’s Coast that …

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Saving the Delaware River Basin

Can you see yourself relaxing in the Chesapeake Bay or a river on a hot summer’s day: the way the water gently nudges your feet and toes while you’re lounging …

Common Loons by Ronald Norman

Wildlife Benefits of Clean Power Plan Go Way Beyond Climate Change

There are many benefits to wildlife from reducing carbon emissions from power plants under the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.  Runaway climate change threatens at least half of …

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