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Minke Whale

Wildlife Photos We’ll Never Forget

Photography has played a prominent role in National Wildlife ever since the first issue came out in 1962. In the 50 years since, the magazine has published more than 14,000 …

Kay's Polar Bear Drawing

Protecting Polar Bears for Kay’s Future

The hand-written letter was from an 8-year-old 2nd grader. I’ll call her Kay. She told me that she saw my YouTube video about the problems global warming is causing for polar bears. She …

Polar Bear

9 Ways You Can Help and Celebrate Polar Bears

With International Polar Bear Day falling every 27th of February, I find it’s a perfect time to show your support for these top-notch carnivores. I’ve collected some fun ways to …

credit, Susanne Miller/USFWS

Alaska Well Blowout Still Out of Control While Congress Wants to Drill in Polar Bear Country

Breaking news reports are coming in that an exploratory oil and gas well on Alaska’s North Slope has triggered a blowout that is still out of control. Meanwhile, Congress is …

Snowshoe Hare (National Park Service photo)

GUEST POST: The Snowshoe Hare is Pennsylvania’s Polar Bear

Ed Zygmunt was named the National Wildlife Federation’s 2007 Affiliate Volunteer of the Year for his advocacy on climate change and other critical environmental issues affecting America’s sportsmen and women. …

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before delivering the State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 2011 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters?

Polar bear family in a snowstorm

Canada, from Green to Gray

There was a time when Canada, symbolized by the maple leaf, was a “green,” environmentally conscientious neighbor. Remember, in the 1980s, Canada came knocking on America’s door, rightfully demanding that …

Report Card Reveals 7 Alarming Trends in the Arctic Ecosystem for 2011

For years, climate scientists have been saying that the Arctic will be the “canary in the coal mine,” the place on Earth that will first witness significant climate changes. An …

Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington

Washington, DC got a rare sight this week — Arctic wildlife walking through our nation’s capitol.  If you were stuck in construction traffic on Constitution Avenue you may have caught …

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering or even inspiring. The great Gulf turtle rescue: …

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