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Australian black tip shark (Flickr's Paul Benjamin)

New Hybrid Shark a Sign of Climate Change Adaptation?

Are sharks smarter than some of our elected officials? While Congress may be ignoring climate change, there’s startling new evidencethat sharks are adapting to warming ocean waters: Scientists said on …

This is cute, but admit it--it's also really weird-looking. (flickr | Jim Bahn)

Top 5 Real Sea Serpents. Sort of.

Shark Week? Not bad, not bad. I myself am a lifelong fan of the ecologically vital and ridiculously cool cartilaginous fish that terrorized Amity Island and Crocosaurus alike. I give …

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

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

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 …

Protecting our “Blue Heart”: Talking with Sylvia Earle about Whale Sharks, Sargassum, Oil and Oceans

Movie and TV stars don’t do it for us. But when my wife Belinda and I met Dr. Sylvia Earle as she came ashore from a dive boat, walking the …

Northwest Coast’s Ocean “Dead Zone” Is Climate-Induced

Researchers have determined that the summer “dead zone” that occurs along the northwest U.S. coast is becoming permanent and is due to warming climate. A dead zone in oceans and bays is …

North Pacific Humpback Whales Making A Comeback

After being hunted to near extinction, the population of humpbacks near British Columbia has increased and there are signs it may come off the endangered species list next year. Though these …

NWF Moves to Protect Florida’s Sea Turtles

Stephen Colbert isn’t the only one who can put people on notice. Today the National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation notified the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that we’ll …

Experts: Coral Reefs Need Relief From Climate Change

  |   July 6, 2009

Could Coral Reefs become a thing of the past within our life time?  A group of wildlife experts seems to think so. David Derbyshire for the Mail Online reports: Children …

NWF Climate Scientist on Latest Sea Level Rise Models

Dr. Amanda Staudt, National Wildlife Federation climate scientist, discusses some alarming new data on global warming’s impact on sea levels: Learn more at NWF.org/GlobalWarming.

Valentine’s Day: Weird Wildlife Mating Rituals

While they might not be giving roses and writing love poems, wildlife have some pretty fascinating–and sometimes downright bizarre–courtship and mating rituals of their own.You won’t find singles bars or …

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