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COOL CROSSINGS: Vote for Your Favorite Wildlife Crossing

We have 3.9 million miles of public roads crisscrossing the country, with many running right through prime wildlife habitat. Sadly, millions of birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians are killed by …

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Healthier Waters for the Chesapeake Blue Crab

Good news for Chesapeake blue crab habitat! A recent court decision supports the historic plan to clean-up the Chesapeake Bay and protect wildlife. Recently, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals …

A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

Endangered Species Day: Climate Change Threatens Wildlife

Climate change and business as usual could threaten 1 in 6 plant and animal species with extinction. Last month a study published in Science by Mark Urban found an accelerating extinction risk due …

Red knots feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. Photo by Greg Breese, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Saving the Beach to Save the Red Knot

For some, New Jersey is paved, industrial, and polluted, but for the red knot, New Jersey is life or death. Each year the red knot makes an awe-inspiring migration of …

mountain lion crossing

Getting Wildlife (Safely) to the Other Side of the Road

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More Pollution for Chesapeake Blue Crabs?

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Understanding Our “New” Climate Threat: Ocean Acidification

D Scott Taylor in Mangroves

Twenty-Five Years in the Mud: How a Quirky Little Fish Changed My Life

Sometimes it is the smallest things that are life-changing: the simple act of placing four little fish in a bucket led to over 25 years of research and insights into the remarkable life of a very unusual fish.

Chinese Praying Mantis on the sidewalk at NWF headquarters, Photo Credit: MABlevins

Love Sucks, Bites, Claws and Decapitates

Flowers, sweets, bling and dressing up may woo some sweethearts, but a certain group of animals are preying for love this Valentine’s Day. You Look Good Enough to Eat For …

Hoof, Pad and Flipper: A Closer Look At Wildlife That Run and Crawl

The National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us” is helping us look today at wild creatures that run, walk and crawl. Fastest Let’s start with the animal that …

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