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Miami Blue Butterfly

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 >

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HEAT WAVE: Bad News (for) Bears, and Us!

7/21/2011 // By NWF

The following is a guest post by NWF Senior Scientist Dr. Doug Inkley. This heat wave is bad!  The eastern U.S. is suffering through stifling heat and humidity, which have caused 22 deaths already.  The U.S. Weather Service says heat […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – July 15, 2011

7/15/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Legislating in the Dark: Latest House Vote Attacks Water, Clean Energy and Light Bulbs July 15 – […] Read more >

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Kanani, American Girl® 2011 Girl of the Year® Helps Rescue Baby Hawaiian Monk Seal

6/22/2011 // By NWF

American Girl’s 2011 Girl of the Year, Kanani, is a wonderful example of how kids are protecting wildlife in their own communities. In her introductory book, Aloha, Kanani, Kanani courageously helps rescue a baby monk seal that is caught in […] Read more >

What If There Be No Goose Music?

6/20/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

Aldo Leopold shared his concern for the future of his children in his renowned essay “Goose Music,” which first appeared in his classic book A Sand County Almanac: “I hope to leave them good health, an education, and possibly even […] Read more >

Protecting Wildlife is No Joke

6/16/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

First it was a joke during President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address: “The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they’re in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they’re in saltwater. And I hear […] Read more >

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Three Things to Learn from Bison Conservation

5/23/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The bison, or American buffalo, roamed the plains and woodlands of North America tens of thousands of years ago. It was a contemporary of saber-toothed cats, woolly mammoths and woolly rhinos but was a better survivor: the bison is the largest […] Read more >