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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 […] Read more >

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. Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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. Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

What’s Killing Gulf Dolphin Calves?

3/4/2011 // By Miles Grant

Dead dolphins continue to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast. One aspect of the deaths that’s puzzling scientists – the odd distribution of dead calves: The percentage of calf deaths among the total number of dolphin deaths is considerably higher […] Read more >

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

Gulf Dolphin Deaths Continue Alarming Spike

2/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation continues to track dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. Today we’re learning some alarming new numbers about dead dolphins washing ashore in the heart of the area impacted by the Gulf oil disaster: The National Oceanic […] Read more >

Dolphins in Gulf Shores, AL (photo: Christy Sheffield)

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

2/22/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

It’s been a bad month in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week BP decided to stop playing nice.  Ken Feinberg, who the oil giant chose to run its compensation fund for spill victims, recently released a report estimating fishermen’s losses.  […] Read more >