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Weekly News Roundup- November 15, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Orcas are Calling for Your Help! Help orcas and speak out against dirty coal. A New Lease on Life: Endangered ferrets find …

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Is the Oil Spill Affecting the Gulf’s Sperm Whales?

A sick and severely emaciated adolescent female sperm whale was found beached on the Florida coast near Tampa on Halloween. After the necropsy, officials said there were indications of an infection …

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The South Portland, Maine Vote to Protect Wildlife from Dirty Oil

Update:  The Nov. 5th initiative in South Portland, Maine was narrowly defeated. See more below.   Right now, Big Oil is trying to pump millions of gallons of dirty tar …

An old oil pipeline in Winnipeg near the  Assiniboine River. Flickr photo by Joel Penner.

Industry Giveaway Bill Seeks to Gut Public Review of Dangerous Pipeline Projects

Now that Congress is done shuttering our National Parks and needlessly putting the world economy at risk, it’s time for them to turn to another of their favorite pastimes – …

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Weekly News Roundup- October 4, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Government shutdown spells trouble for wildlife, but it also spells trouble for you! Coal is continuing to play dirty. Read about the …

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How Much Oil Is Still In the Gulf?

As the second phase of the civil trial over the Gulf oil disaster continues, we are hearing much discussion over exactly how many barrels of oil were released into the …

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The BP Trial-What’s at Stake for the Gulf in Phase 2?

If it seems like BP has aggressively shirked responsibility for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster since the day the rig exploded, it’s because the company has been doing just …

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Barbi Martinson.

Five Great Lakes Species Facing a New Threat from Big Oil

The Great Lakes are the world’s largest surface freshwater ecosystem and their waters and shoreline areas provide habitat for a breathtaking array of wildlife. But with a recent increase in …

A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

What is Happening to the Gulf’s Blue Crabs?

Blue crabs are one of nature’s survivors. This tough little creature—whose scientific name Callinectes sapidus translates to “savory beautiful swimmer”—is a critical part of the Gulf’s food chain, eaten by …

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Weekly News Roundup- August 16, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Drum roll please!  NWF’s  43rd Annual Photo Contest People’s Choice Award goes to…*opens the envelope* Bottlenose dolphin deaths continue. Why? Read the …

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