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The Dangers of Dirty Coal for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

Whale watching off the coast in Puget Sound is one of the most spectacular and time-honored traditions in the Pacific Northwest.  But the beauty of seeing some of the world’s …

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A Crucial Few Days to Help Orca and Speak Out Against Dirty Coal

Critically endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest rely on a diet almost exclusively of salmon that swim into the Puget Sound from fresh waters like the Columbia River. Sadly, the …

An Orca breaches near Washington State's San Juan Islands (photo: TheGirlsNY/flickr.com)

Continuing the Fight to Save Orcas in the Pacific Northwest

Today, less than 90 orcas live in Puget Sound.  Known as Southern Resident Orcas, these cetaceans rely on salmon and other fish for their primary source of food.  The population …

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Video: The Beautiful Life of Orcas

Yesterday a friend sent me this three minute video of orca whales traveling through a pass near Vancouver Island.  It is so beautiful and such a rich glimpse into how orcas live, right along the …

National Wildlife Photo Contest by Daniel Dennis.

Orcas: How Science Debunked Superstition

Via Flickr.

Black Death: How Coal Exports Threaten Orcas

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

Is Building in Floodplains a Good Idea?

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Washington Activist Gives Orcas a Voice

What would orcas say about proposals to ship up to 150 million tons of coal per year on trains running along the Columbia River and Puget Sound through sensitive habitat? …

Sportsmen Target Coal Exports

A new report released jointly by the National Wildlife Federation and the Association of Northwest Steelheaders says six port construction projects in Oregon and Washington that would expand U.S. coal exports …

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Your Chance to GiveBIG

Mark Your Calendar On May 2nd you have the opportunity to maximize your donation to the National Wildlife Federation by donating through the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG program. GiveBIG is a …

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