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Report Card Reveals 7 Alarming Trends in the Arctic Ecosystem for 2011

For years, climate scientists have been saying that the Arctic will be the “canary in the coal mine,” the place on Earth that will first witness significant climate changes. An …

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

There were thousands of wildlife stories in the news over the past year but some stand out as being particularly dramatic, sobering or even inspiring. The great Gulf turtle rescue: …

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

Top 5 Real Sea Serpents. Sort of.

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 …

Hoof, Pad and Flipper: A Closer Look At Wildlife That Run and Crawl

The National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us” is helping us look today at wild creatures that run, walk and crawl. Fastest Let’s start with the animal that …

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The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

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 …

Alaska Brown Bear on Admiralty Island by April Carpenter

President’s Day: How Animals Lead

President’s Day weekend was set aside to honor the memory of our first president, George Washington,  celebrating his skillful leadership at the dawn of our history as a nation. Leadership …

Photo by Forrest Brem and Public Library of Science via Wikimedia Commons.

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

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 …

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

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 …

Video: Whale vs. Yacht

A photo of southern right whale breaching onto a yacht made headlines around the world last week. While the yacht suffered severe damage, neither of the people on the yacht …

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

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. …

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