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Marking a Milestone for a Special Place

11/30/2010 // By Mark Wexler

ON DECEMBER 6, the United States will celebrate a conservation milestone. Fifty years ago on that date, for the first time in the nation’s history, U.S. authorities gave federal protection to an entire ecosystem. Located in northeastern Alaska, the place …

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Heading Toward a Record Setting Year for Hudson Bay

11/16/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

After spending the past few days in Churchill, Manitoba, learning about the plight of polar bears in the region, I’ve been trying to come up with a good analogy for what these bears are going through.  Maybe you can help …

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Sea Ice Breakup Could Hit Polar Bears Hard in Churchill and Elsewhere

11/15/2010 // By NWF

The polar bear is one of the earth’s most magnificent animals, and today we saw many of them here on the banks of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba.

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Polar Bear Tours for Everyone

11/13/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

When I found out that National Wildlife Federation was sending me to the polar bear capital of the world to do some work on polar bears, I was pretty excited. On Thursday, when my plane touched down and I stepped …

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Protect the Arctic Refuge for Good!

10/25/2010 // By Robyn Carmichael

December 6th marks the 50th anniversary of the Arctic Refuge, which polar bears, arctic foxes, migratory birds and other wildlife depend on for their survival.

You Can’t Rewind an Oil Spill

5/25/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation is one of several conservation organizations sponsoring this new ad: Tell Interior Secretary Ken Salazar: No more oil spills, especially in critical polar bear habitat.

Shell Oil Threatens Polar Bear Habitat

5/19/2010 // By germanom

The iconic polar bear already faces many threats- from melting sea ice, shrinking food supply, and climate change. The polar bear was even listed as a threatened species is 2008. To make matters worse, Shell Oil may soon start drilling …

United Nations Rejects Ban on Bluefin Tuna Exports and International Polar Bear Trade

3/19/2010 // By germanom

Yesterday, on March 18th, 2010, the United Nations rejected a proposal to ban export of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. This U.S.-backed proposal was defeated after major lobbying by the Japanese. Japan imports 80 percent of Bluefin Tuna, and claimed that …

Can You Imagine a World Without Polar Bears?

12/18/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

By: Larry J. Schweiger Can you imagine telling your kids and grandkids about a world where there used to be polar bears? National Wildlife Federation’s new report Double Trouble for Polar Bears: Melting Arctic Sea Ice and Offshore Oil Development …

Double Trouble for Polar Bears

12/16/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

When it comes to polar bears, the Department of Interior can't seem to decide whether it wants to help or hurt the species. One day the agency takes dramatic steps to protect polar bears by proposing 200,000 square miles of …

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