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A polar bear mother and her two cubs near Churchill, Manitoba. National Wildlife Photo Contest Entry by James Seith.

Judge Takes Away Critical Polar Bear Habitat

1/17/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

A federal judge in Alaska has decided to deny polar bears something they desperately need—critical habitat. The timing of this announcement could not be worse. The bears saw their Arctic ice habitat melt to a record-shattering low this past summer, a sign […] Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lois Settlemeyer.

Help Us Make a Difference for Polar Bears in 2013

12/21/2012 // By Sterling Miller

As a wildlife biologist researching grizzly and black bears in Alaska, I had no shortage of memorable experiences ranging from immobilizing black bears in their dens to trying to keep a partially immobilized grizzly bear from drowning by holding its […] Read more >

Polar bear mother and cubs

Photo of the Day: Polar Bear Mother and Cubs

12/7/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Christine Haines See more of Christine Haines’s photos on Flickr >> What’s Your Favorite Photo? Enter your favorite photo that you’ve taken of wildlife or landscapes in our Flickr group Photo Challenge! The winning photo and photographer will […] Read more >

An inquisitive female polar bear checks me out.

Watch Polar Bears Live Online

11/5/2012 // By David Mizejewski

I’m a pretty lucky guy. As National Wildlife Federation naturalist, I get to go on television to promote conservation, often with real wild animals.  It’s a very cool job, and I love it. Today, however, I am even luckier. Today, I […] Read more >

The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean broke a new record low when it reached its annual summertime minimum extent. | Image credit: NASA

How Arctic Sea Ice Loss Can Set the Stage for Superstorms

11/1/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

As the east coast begins efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the devastating effects of climate change are impossible to miss. Bigger, more powerful storms. More rainfall and higher storm surge. These are exactly the sorts of impacts that climate […] Read more >

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Turn Spotlight on Climate in Debates

10/17/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Last night at the presidential debate, the moderator did not allow an undecided voter with concerns about climate change to ask a question–despite carbon pollution being central to the lengthy exchange between the candidates during the debate on which fossil […] Read more >

Polar Bear Breaks Ice

One Day Left: Ask the Candidates About Climate Change

10/9/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

The October 16 debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be a town hall forum, and you have the chance to choose the questions! Google is accepting questions from the public to use in the debates, but […] Read more >

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Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

8/24/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to drilling has already received the thumbs up from the Obama Administration. I […] Read more >

Carbon Rule Comment Delivery with Polar Bear

Record-Setting Three Million Strong for Wildlife

8/14/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

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 drought turned sagebrush habitat to tinder, and warmed streams to […] Read more >

This Friday is Endangered Species Day, do you have any on your campus?

5/17/2012 // By Kristy Jones

  On Friday, May 18, 2012 join National Wildlife Federation in recognizing Endangered Species Day, a day to learn about the imperiled birds, fish and plants in your area and also share the importance of wildlife conservation with friends and family.  […] Read more >