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5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

1/11/2011 // By David Mizejewski

In the last week, we heard news report after news report of mass wildlife die-off events, making it seem like the Apocalypse was drawing near. Birds dropped out of the sky, dead fish covered miles of the surface of rivers …

Protecting our “Blue Heart”: Talking with Sylvia Earle about Whale Sharks, Sargassum, Oil and Oceans

12/29/2010 // By Bob Serata

Movie and TV stars don’t do it for us. But when my wife Belinda and I met Dr. Sylvia Earle as she came ashore from a dive boat, walking the narrow deck in her wet suit, still dripping, still smiling, …

Entire Habitats Wiped Out by Oil, Dispersant and Fires

12/29/2010 // By Bob Serata

Hyperbole? If you’re visualizing an entire ocean, marshland, bay or miles-long beachfront destroyed, perhaps. But if you consider pelagic sargassum, that yellowish-brown seaweed that forms up into floating mats, clumps and weed lines (scientists call them “weedrows”), you will find …

The 12 Most Dramatic, Disturbing and Inspiring Wildlife Stories of 2010

12/21/2010 // By Kevin Coyle

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering and even inspiring. 1. The Great Gulf Turtle Rescue In April we saw the beginning of the BP …

NWF team in Venice, La. (May 2010)

Top 10 Unsung Heroes of 2010′s Gulf Oil Disaster

12/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

TIME magazine recently named the Gulf oil disaster as America’s biggest news story of 2010. While the National Wildlife Federation will continue working to focus attention on the disaster and its impacts, as 2010 draws to a close, we also wanted …

Bird Impact

New Maps Show Wildlife Strandings in Gulf

12/17/2010 // By David Mizejewski

New maps published by National Wildlife Federation show the widespread devastation to wildlife resulting from the Gulf Oil Disaster.  The maps were created using official data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service …

Making Sure Baby Sea Turtles Get a Safe Start

9/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

Rick Cleveland is an Emmy winning television writer whose credits include The West Wing, Six Feet Under & Nurse Jackie. Recently, he joined the National Wildlife Federation on a mission to protect the Gulf Coast’s next generation of sea turtles: …

Protecting Loggerhead Sea Turtles for Generations to Come

9/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

It’s hard protecting animals, as I’ve tried once myself. In July 2002, on Cocoa Beach, Florida, a morning workout with my mom turned into being crossing guards for a line of newly hatched sea turtles. My mom and I simply …

Sea Turtles and Satellites

8/11/2010 // By David Mizejewski

I recently attended a very special event held by the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC).  National Wildlife Federation has partnered with STC to support their work protecting sea turtles from the BP oil spill disaster.  Specifically, STC is involved in the …

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

7/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, has returned to the Gulf Coast. It’s his third trip since the BP oil disaster began more than three months ago. Doug is quoted in this week’s Rolling Stone cover story …

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