Pilots with EcoFlight, an advocacy and education nonprofit, get a bird's-eye view of flooded oil and gas fields on Colorado's eastern plains. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight.

UPDATED:Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves Behind Devastation, Pollution

There’s the devastation that we know has been unleashed by Colorado’s rains of  “of biblical proportions”—eight people presumed dead; about 1,500 homes destroyed and more than 17,000 damaged; and numerous roads …

Grizzly bears depend on salmon.

Wildlife Win: Partner Drops Out of Dangerous Alaska Pebble Mine Project

In a huge victory for wildlife, Anglo American, one of the two companies seeking to build Alaska’s controversial Pebble mine, is dropping the project in the face of growing public …

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Weekly News Roundup- September 13, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? A Sticky Situation. Developing Story : Honolulu Harbor Molasses Spill Deadly for Fish, Marine Life. The Case of the Missing Martins. Has …

Orangespine Unicornfish, Hawaii (Flickr's Bemep)

Developing: Honolulu Harbor Molasses Spill Deadly for Fish, Marine Life (UPDATE)

UPDATE 9/13: Cleanup is being slowed because neither the company transporting the molasses nor the state had any spill response plan, reports the Honolulu Star Advertiser. When we think of …

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Weekly News Roundup- September 6, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Wild bison reintroduced to tribal lands. Read the blog about bison making their way back onto Fort Belknap Reservation. Yosemite under fire. …


Endangered Species Designation Offers Diamond Darter a Chance to Shine On

The diamond darter (Crystallaria cincotta), a tiny fish that has faced serious threats, will now be protected under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced late …


Music and Arts Festival Celebrates Wild Salmon and Bristol Bay

Come to Alaska this summer and join National Wildlife Federation’s Alaska affiliate, the Renewable Resources Foundation, for Salmonstock—a three-day music and arts festival celebrating Bristol Bay, wild salmon and the …

Warmer water and erosion from wildfires are threatening fisheries in the Rockies. Photo by Lew Carpenter

The Wests’ New Norm: A Nearly Neverending Wildfire Season

This Rocky  Mountain summer is shaping up to be a lot like last summer — hot, dry, fiery. And it’s not even officially summer yet. A wildfire driven by drought, wind …

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

Would an American Win the Land Mammal Belmont Stakes?

The Wall Street Journal asks a great question this morning: Who would win if any animal could compete in this weekend’s Belmont Stakes with no rider required? Journal writers Geoff …

NWF Naturalist David Mizejewski introduces Kathie Lee and Hoda to a critically endangered black and white ruffed lemur.

NWF Celebrates Earth Day on Today Show

Happy Earth Day! My monthly appearance on the Today Show fell on Earth Day this year, which was a nice coincidence given that wildlife conservation and protecting the planet were …

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