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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 …

Greetings from Copenhagen!

12/10/2009 // By Carly Queen

Goddag!  ( = Danish for "Good Day!") I am sooooo excited and humbled to be writing from Copenhagen, Denmark, where I have the honor of serving as a Youth Delegate from Atlanta, Georgia at the United Nations Climate Change Conference!  …

Two New Threats to Polar Bears & How You Can Help

11/19/2009 // By Miles Grant

We’re learning some alarming new data about just how fast polar bear habitat is melting away in the Arctic Circle.

Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Released

11/13/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

Last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services released their yearly assessment of plants and animals that are candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The good news is that this year, four species were removed from the candidate …

Good News for Polar Bears

10/23/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

The Department of Interior gave the polar bear some relief yesterday by proposing to designate over 200,000 square miles of the polar bear’s melting ice habitat and other habitat as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. Polar bears need …

Progress on Protecting Polar Bears

10/6/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Some good news for polar bears today. The Interior Department has sent a proposed habitat rule to the White House for review, bringing the threatened polar bear one step closer to having its melting habitat protected. The chief threat to …