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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 …

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 …

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 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 …

Deepwater Horizon: The Disaster That Keeps on Harming

The devastating (but not wholly unexpected) results of a University of South Florida (USF) study suggest the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster is ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico. Foraminifera — microscopic organisms that are …

D Scott Taylor in Mangroves

Twenty-Five Years in the Mud: How a Quirky Little Fish Changed My Life

Sometimes it is the smallest things that are life-changing: the simple act of placing four little fish in a bucket led to over 25 years of research and insights into the remarkable life of a very unusual fish.

Wildlife with Marvelous Mustaches – Movember Edition

While Movember is a fun way to support a serious issue, we thought it was important to highlight some wildlife touting mustaches (or moustaches if you prefer) in style. So …

Carbon Rule Comment Delivery with Polar Bear

Record-Setting Three Million Strong for Wildlife

This summer, wildlife have suffered the effects of the terrible wildfires, droughts, and heat caused by climate change. The Western fires sent moose fleeing their blazing habitat in Colorado, the …

Fallout from Wildfire, Erosion Expected to Plague Colorado River and Fish for Years

It’s summertime in the Rockies, but all is not right in the northern Colorado fishing haven of Poudre Canyon. At first glance, it looks normal. Dozens of life-jacketed people in …

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