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The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

11/18/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering or even inspiring. The great Gulf turtle rescue: in April we saw the beginning of the BP oil […] Read more >

6 Ways to Honor Veterans and the Great Outdoors this Nov. 11

11/9/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

  I grew up in a military family as passionate about recycling and nature as it was about patriotism and public service. I guess it’s no surprise these twin passions drive my favorite Veterans Day activities: thanking the veterans in my life […] Read more >

Global Warming’s Big Impact on Small Animals

9/30/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

In a recent study, scientists have examined the effects of climate change on amphibians and what climate change could bring for small animals. As temperatures rise, animals of all sizes need ongoing protection. We can help by becoming “climate-smart.” How Will Frogs Fare? Due to […] Read more >

California Leading the Fight on Global Warming

9/30/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

  Wednesday’s decision by California’s Supreme Court to allow the state to go ahead with a cap-and-trade program was an important step in the effort to limit and dramatically reduce the global warming pollution that threatens people and wildlife across […] Read more >

Sea Turtle Conservation, Brought to you by the U.S. Postal Service

9/27/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Ah, the small thrilling victory of adorning your lackluster mail with a spiffy stamp. Now, with the U.S. Postal Service’s new Save Vanishing Species semipostal stamp dedicated to animal conservation, you can combine personal accomplishment with moral responsibility, and also […] Read more >

Habitat Restoration: The Key to Saving Our Salmon

8/11/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Entering Mount Rainier National Park I am automatically drawn to the White River; its braided, meandering channels flowing down from Emmons Glacier, sweeping through old growth forest, and Mount Rainier towering above, is a sight of true beauty. As I […] Read more >

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Feeling Blue: Florida Butterfly Flutters on the Edge of Extinction

8/10/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The brightly colored wings of the Miami blue butterfly once flittered and fluttered all over coastal Florida. But now, something so lovely and once so common is vanishing at a disturbingly rapid rate. Only a few hundred of the thumbnail-sized […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: “Catastrophic, In Fact”

8/2/2011 // By Amanda Stone

In this week’s Capsule, Senator Durbin calls out Congress for avoiding discussion of global warming while they pass legislation to cut spending on programs that clean our air and water and attempt to reduce our carbon pollution. I don’t think they heard you… Read more >

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Cougar Travels from South Dakota to Connecticut

7/28/2011 // By David Mizejewski

A wild cougar that was born in South Dakota recently walked all the way to Connecticut, a journey of over 1,500 miles. Cougars were extirpated from Connecticut many decades ago, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently declared the […] Read more >

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Victory for Endangered Species

7/27/2011 // By John Kostyack

Today’s bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives to restore protections for endangered species was a nice surprise. Read more >