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Dolphin mother and her calf in the Gulf. Photo by Pete Markham, Flickr

3 Million Pounds: The Hidden Legacy of the BP Oil Spill

10/23/2013 // By Daniel Hubbell

Remember that time when your parents asked you to clean your room, and you shoved everything under the bed? I think we’ve all been there. As soon as the toys were out of sight, I know I thought that was […] Read more >

A young photographer takes pictures of an insect in a tree. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Anne Girton.

Weekly News Roundup- Oct. 18, 2013

10/18/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Worried Walruses. Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore. WANTED: Farm Bill.  Having Lost Thousands of Cattle to the Blizzard, Northern Plains Ranchers Need a Farm Bill. NWF Captures First-Ever Footage […] Read more >

Photo courtesy Tom Koerner, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Michael Forsberg’s Great Plains on PBS this Fall

10/16/2013 // By Ben Larson

When we think of wildlife shows on TV, we usually expect to see places like the African savannah, the Rocky Mountains, or the Arctic. We don’t expect to see Oklahoma, Kansas or North Dakota. But award-winning conservation photographer Michael Forsberg […] Read more >

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The Wildlife Benefits of Acorns and Oaks

10/16/2013 // By Roger Di Silvestro

The time of year has come during which, when I’m reading in the evening in the silence of my home, I hear a sharp thwack! on the roof, followed by an increasingly quieter bump bump bump bump. Ah yes, the […] Read more >

Box Turtle (Photo by Brian Hefele)

Sleeping Animals that are as Shutdown as the Government

10/11/2013 // By Danielle Brigida

While our government is still hibernating, I wanted to highlight some fascinating ways wildlife “shutdown”. 8 Random Facts About Animal “Shutdowns” 1. Eastern box turtles spend nights concealed in a shallow depression in soil or leaf litter. They not only sleep and […] Read more >

The unique tufa towers at Mono Lake in California.

Weekly News Roundup- October 11, 2013

10/11/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Everyone is affected by the shutdown. Read these blogs to find out how the shutdown can affect you and your community. Environmental education. The Government Shutdown Puts D.C.’s Environmental Education on Hold. […] Read more >

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What’s the Condition of the Pipeline Beneath the Straits of Mackinac: VIDEO

10/11/2013 // By Beth Wallace

This past July, NWF conducted a diving expedition to obtain footage of aging oil pipelines strung across one of the most sensitive locations in the Great Lakes, and possibly the world: the Straits of Mackinac. Footage of these pipelines has […] Read more >

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New England’s Dirtiest Power Plant to Shut Down! What’s Next?

10/11/2013 // By Amber Hewett

There are certain moments along this road toward a clean and responsible energy future – moments that make the climb feel a little less steep. On Monday, Massachusetts gave us one of those moments: A Massachusetts power plant recently cited […] Read more >

Bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. Flickr photo by pmarkham.

Will BP’s Fines Help Dolphins in the Gulf?

10/8/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Bottlenose dolphins are dying in unprecedented numbers in the region affected by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf  of Mexico. Dolphins in the most heavily oiled areas are suffering from anemia, painful damage to their lungs and livers, and […] Read more >

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The Government Shutdown and the Great Outdoors

10/7/2013 // By Mary Price

Take a look at how the Government Shutdown is taking a toll on our wilderness and wildlife. For more, check out: What the Shutdown Means for Wildlife. Urge Congress to pass a bill funding the federal government so that wildlife […] Read more >