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NWF Scientist Responds to Climate Email Theft

12/4/2009 // By Miles Grant

Global warming deniers have been feverishly pushing emails stolen by hackers from the accounts of climate scientists. Their argument? If any climate scientist ever discussed the best way to sort through mountains of climate data, then global warming isn’t happening. […] Read more >

Good Science in Congress

12/3/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

Yesterday Dr. John Holdren and Dr. Jane Lubchenco testified on the latest climate science in front of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. These two top scientists reminded the Congressmen and women that the overwhelming preponderance […] Read more >

New Report Out – Coal’s Assault on Human Health

12/2/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

Listen to television ads that promote “clean coal” a thousand times over and you will soon begin to believe that clean coal actually exists. At least that’s the aim of the propaganda campaign paid for by coal and power companies […] Read more >

Help Whet Kids’ Appetite for Watershed Conservation

11/3/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

When students in my suburban hometown entered seventh grade, we took a trip to explore the ecosystem of the Fox River — the tributary that divided our town in half. Children that grew up in the area knew how the […] Read more >

Wildlife Vampires – Part 4

10/31/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Happy Halloween! We’ve saved the best for last. There are several species of diminutive candiru catfish that inhabit South American rivers. They seek out larger fish […] Read more >

Wildlife Vampires – Part 3

10/30/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Oxpeckers and Vampire Finches There are several bird species that form symbiotic relationships with larger animals. The larger animals tolerate the birds’ presence on their bodies, […] Read more >

Wildlife Vampires – Part 2

10/29/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Mosquitoes For mosquitoes, it’s the ladies who are the bloodsuckers. Both sexes feed on flower nectar as their main source of nutrients. Only when she’s ready […] Read more >

Wildlife Vampires – Part 1

10/28/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Who’s your favorite vampire? Do you swoon over Edward Cullen and Bill Compton, or are classic bloodsuckers like Count Dracula and Lestat de Lioncourt more your […] Read more >

Woolly Bears as Winter Predictors?

10/21/2009 // By David Mizejewski

A telltale sign of autumn is the appearance of woolly bear caterpillars moving across backyards, sidewalks and roads. These fat, furry caterpillars are looking for safe places to spend the winter. They spend the cold months dormant under decaying logs and fallen […] Read more >

Can We Learn from Bears?

9/30/2009 // By Christy Leckburg

Hibernating bears have been an overlooked phenomenon for too long. If we could isolate and reproduce their chemistry, it would be a huge leap for health and science. Fortunately, scientists have begun studying bears for the benefit of human health; however, […] Read more >