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Remembering Exxon Valdez

3/27/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

Twenty-five years ago, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez crashed into a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Eleven million gallons of oil contaminated over 11,000 square miles of ocean and shoreline. In just the first few days, the death toll […] Read more >

10 Things You May Not Know About the Polar Bear

10 Things You May Not Know About Polar Bears

2/27/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, here are 10 things you may not know about the Arctic’s Great White Bear. For more information on these incredible animals visit NWF.org/polarbears Speak up for the polar bears cubs—tell Congress to move forward on […] Read more >

Polar bear mother with yearling cubs. Photo credit: Susanne Miller, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What Shrinking Ice Means for Polar Bear Cubs

2/4/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Right now in the dead of winter, polar bear moms in the Arctic are searching for food to make up for the calories that were lost during the fall—when record low ice meant that the start of their winter hunting season […] Read more >

Antarctic Fur Seal Pups

15 Adorable Wildlife Puppies for National Puppy Day

3/21/2012 // By Kristin Johnson

Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you that two of my favorite things are: 1) wildlife and 2) puppies. When I’m not at work helping protect the first, I can most often be found hanging out with my […] Read more >

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

A New Danger for the Hawaiian Monk Seal

12/7/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

After Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring in 1962, people rallied against the use of DDT as an insecticide because of the threat it posed to Bald Eagles and other birds. Just like the United States would not be the same […] Read more >

This is cute, but admit it--it's also really weird-looking. (flickr | Jim Bahn)

Top 5 Real Sea Serpents. Sort of.

8/5/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Shark Week? Not bad, not bad. I myself am a lifelong fan of the ecologically vital and ridiculously cool cartilaginous fish that terrorized Amity Island and Crocosaurus alike. I give sharks a 10. But for a truly unique maritime experience, […] Read more >

magnetic pole

Rowing To The Magnetic North Pole: An Expedition Brought To You By Global Warming

7/30/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

We might think of this as the expedition we hoped we would never see. Around August 1, a rowing  team led by Scottish adventurer Jock Wishart will leave from Resolute Bay in the north of Canada and attempt to row […] Read more >

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The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Staying with the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us,” we are looking today at wildlife that engage in jumping, leaping and hopping or otherwise use bursts of energy to propel themselves into the air.  Of the many ways that […] Read more >

A Churchill polar bear

Sea Ice Breakup Could Hit Polar Bears Hard in Churchill and Elsewhere

11/15/2010 // By NWF

The polar bear is one of the earth’s most magnificent animals, and today we saw many of them here on the banks of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba. Read more >

Annual List of Candidates for Endangered Species Act Released

11/13/2009 // By Kolleen Kawa

Last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services released their yearly assessment of plants and animals that are candidates for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The good news is that this year, four species were removed from the candidate […] Read more >

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