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NWF Scientist Responds to Climate Email Theft

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 …

Good Science in Congress

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 …

New Report Out – Coal’s Assault on Human Health

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 …

Help Whet Kids’ Appetite for Watershed Conservation

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. …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 4

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 …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 3

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. …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 2

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 …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 1

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 …

Woolly Bears as Winter Predictors?

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 …

Can We Learn from Bears?

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 …

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