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Tar mat coats marsh in Bay Jimmy off Louisiana's Barataria Bay, March 2012 (NWF staff photo)

Two Years into BP Oil Spill, “Our Whole Life is Upside-Down”

4/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

It wasn’t until several years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that the full ecological impacts on Alaska’s ecosystems revealed themselves, and two years into the Gulf oil disaster, troubling signs continue to emerge: Ryan Lambert has been a …

(Photo by J. D. Ebberly/Flickr)

East Coast Dolphins Would Get Sonic Migraine from Proposed Drilling

4/5/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Last week, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) took another step toward green lighting geological surveys for oil and gas drilling in the Mid- and South-Atlantic Ocean. With all the political backslapping over expanded drilling, few brought up that the excesses …

Striped dolphins swim through BP oil, April 2012 (NOAA's National Ocean Service)

Gulf Dolphins Still Struggling to Recover from BP Oil Spill

3/26/2012 // By Miles Grant

With the Gulf oil disaster approaching the two-year mark, a new assessment from NOAA scientists says bottlenose dolphins are still feeling the BP oil spill’s ill effects – and some may not survive: Based on comprehensive physicals of 32 live dolphins …

8 Wild Creatures That Use Tools in Extraordinary Ways

3/20/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

There are many descriptions of clever wild animals that use “tools” such as sticks or stones to secure food or to achieve some other purpose. Many of us have, for example, seen video of an elephant pulling a branch off …

Butterfly alighting on a fellow traveler (Photo: Anne Senft)

7 Animals to Bring You Good Luck

3/16/2012 // By Anne Senft

Animals enrich our lives in many ways. Here are a handful that are thought to bring us luck.

Dolphins ride boat's wake off Mississippi, May 2010 (by NWF's Jeremy Symons)

Gulf Dolphin Deaths Continue Alarming Trend

5/23/2011 // By Miles Grant

Dolphin deaths are slowing down in the Gulf of Mexico, but dolphins – including baby dolphins – are still dying at rates much higher than their historical averages. Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, issued a report called The …

Dolphins ride boat's wake off Mississippi, May 2010 (by NWF's Jeremy Symons)

New Tests Confirm BP Oil Still Being Found on Dead Dolphins

4/8/2011 // By Miles Grant

The total of dead dolphins found along the Gulf Coast is now up to 153 – and federal officials confirm they’re still finding dolphins with BP oil from the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well on them. So far, 65 of the dead dolphins …

Dolphins ride boat's wake off Mississippi, May 2010 (by NWF's Jeremy Symons)

Rise in Dolphin Deaths Continues As Sea Turtles Strandings Also Spike

4/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

NOAA has updated its website on the ongoing dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico – and the news isn’t good.

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

Government Orders Scientists to Stay Silent on Dolphin Deaths

3/28/2011 // By Miles Grant

I’d been wondering why we’ve heard so little in recent weeks about the spike in dolphin deaths along the Alabama and Mississippi coasts. Turns out federal officials have ordered scientists to keep quiet: Wildlife biologists contracted by the National Marine …

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Wake Up!! Sleep Secrets from the Animal Kingdom

3/7/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Wake up!  We’re in the middle of National Sleep Awareness Week (March 3-9)!  This is no time to be dozing!  But it is a perfect time to take a look and some of the things we’ve learned about sleep from …

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