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hoto by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kerrie Best.

Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore

10/16/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

When we discuss sea ice here at NWF, we’re usually talking about polar bears. But this month, the annual loss of sea ice in the Arctic is affecting another marine mammal: walruses. Right now, melting ice caused by climate change is …

A polar bear swimming for survival. y National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Richard Seeley.

Top 10 Wild Ways to Stay Cool

8/14/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

From polar bears to squirrels, wildlife all have their own ways of beating the wilting summer heat without cranking up the air conditioning.  With these cool tips in mind, you can cool down naturally and curb your carbon footprint, even …


Starved Polar Bear: Too Shocking for Words

8/9/2013 // By Felice Stadler

About 10 years ago, when I worked on a mercury pollution campaign, an industry representative challenged me and a toxicologist on whether mercury in fish is really that bad. In response, my colleague shot back: “if we had body bags …


Weekly News Roundup: August 9, 2013

8/9/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? The Secret Life of Gray Foxes : Check out these dazzling photos of the nocturnal gray fox! Did you know birds have a great sense of smell? Check out this article, “By …

Sockeye Salmon by Dan Bennett

As Fish Die in Alaska Heat, Media Ignores Climate Tie

8/7/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Last week, Reuters reported thousands of Alaskan salmon and trout are dying as a result of record-setting heat wave. But the real shock of the story comes in realizing the Reuters story never once mentioned that climate change is driving …

Presenting Gina McCarthy, EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, with comments from NWF's activists.

Senate Should Give Gina McCarthy a Clean Vote

5/16/2013 // By Anne Goddard

One week after her confirmation vote was delayed by a petty partisan protest, Gina McCarthy’s nomination as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today. “Gina McCarthy has already been approved once by …

Ringed seal.  Credit: Sven Roeder

On 24th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Arctic Wildlife Still at Risk

3/26/2013 // By Bentley Johnson

Twenty-four years ago the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Alaska, spilling tens of millions of gallons of crude oil into the spectacular Prince William Sound. In the following days, weeks, months and years, it became clear that the spill …

Polar bears in Wapusk National Park, Canada

Photo of the Day: Polar Bear Mom and Cubs

2/28/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Christine Haines See more of Christine Haines’ photos on Flickr >> 10 Things You May Not Know About Polar Bears Miss out on International Polar Bear Day on Feb. 27th? Belatedly celebrate or just satisfy your curiosity about …

10 Things You May Not Know About the Polar Bear

10 Things You May Not Know About Polar Bears

2/27/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, here are 10 things you may not know about the Arctic’s Great White Bear. For more information on these incredible animals visit NWF.org/polarbears Speak up for the polar bears cubs—tell Congress to move forward on …

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lois Settlemeyer.

Scientists Propose Desperate Measures to Save Struggling Polar Bears

2/12/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

You know things are getting bad for polar bears when scientists start laying out options to save them that are wayoutside the box. With climate change bearing down on polar bears and their Arctic home, and without a plan in …