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Sandhill crane and chick (also called a "colt"). Photo by Lauri Griffin. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

Interior Dept.: “Permanent Impacts to Wildlife” If Keystone XL Built

8/18/2013 // By Jim Murphy

The bad news continues to pile up for the ill-conceived Keystone XL pipeline.  In the wake of a third comment letter from the Environmental Protection Agency finding the State Department’s review of the boondoggle pipeline inadequate, critical comments from another […] Read more >

Three mountain goat kids. Photo by Donna Dannen. National Wildlife Photo Contest donated entry.

Meet the Stars of the Newest Reality Series on TV—North America

5/24/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

Forget Usher and Shakira, the newest reality TV stars can be found on Animal Planet starting Tuesday, May 28, at 9 p.m. EDT. That’s when viewers will be introduced to the cast of NORTH AMERICA, a new series featuring some […] Read more >

Endangered Whooping Cranes - like this adult with its chick - are one of many species threatened by tar sands pipelines. (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Big Oil vs. Big Birds – Who Will Win?

4/17/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

On Thursday, the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be front and center in Grand Island, Nebraska, when the US State Department holds its lone public hearing on the immensely controversial project. The location couldn’t be more emblematic of what’s […] Read more >

Sandhill crane parent feeding chick

Photo of the Day: Sandhill Crane Chick Being Fed

3/13/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Cindy Bryant See more of Cindy Bryant’s photos on Flickr >> Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How You Can Help Big Oil’s actions are threatening Sandhill cranes and other wildlife species with critical habitat […] Read more >

Tar sands pipelines spell big trouble for species like cranes (photo: Andrea Westmoreland)

Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How You Can Help

5/3/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

What does Big Oil have in store for one of the planet’s oldest residents? Find out more about this amazing animal and its trek across our continent — and how Canada’s tar sands industry puts it in danger. Read more >

Sandhill cranes in Paynes Prairie Preserve, Florida

Photo of the Day: Sandhill Cranes Taking Off

4/13/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Share Your Photos! Join us on Flickr to share your nature photos and see others’ pictures from around the world. Check out our photo groups: Wildlife Watch National Wildlife Magazine Photo Group Wildlife Gardens   This Photo of the Day […] Read more >

Gray wolves are a keystone species in the northern ecosystem (photo: flickr/YankeeNovember3)

Wildlife in Peril: Nine Species in the Tar Sands War Zone

4/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Canada’s boreal forest is one of the last intact ecosystems on earth — but the fate of its wildlife is in doubt, thanks to the oil industry. Learn more about these remarkable animals, and find out how you can help protect them. Read more >

Sandhill crane chicks forage with their parent in a Florida pond

Photo of the Day: Sandhill Crane Chicks

4/8/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. Read more >

Wildlife like these Sandhill Cranes are at risk from pipeline spills and construction (Photo: Len Radin)

Keystone XL Delayed, But Big Oil’s Scheming Goes On

11/16/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

President Obama delays the nation’s dirtiest project, but is it enough to keep us safe? Read more >

Unrefined tar sands (Photo: Flickr/Lou Gold)

The Top-10 Myths Vs. Facts About Keystone XL

11/3/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Let’s bust the biggest myths about Keystone XL one at a time, then find out how you can help stop the pipeline. Read more >