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A dolphinwith oil on its skin on August 5, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

BP Vs. Science

3/30/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, scientists are finally starting to get their arms around the impacts of the oil and dispersants on the Gulf of Mexico. BP is not happy with much of the research that […] Read more >

Thanks to the Antiquities Act, Colorado's Brown Canyon will be conserved as a national monument. Image: Judith Kohler

The Antiquities Act: Vital for the Public, Vital for America’s Outdoor Legacy

3/25/2015 // By Judith Kohler

Sportsmen and women wanted it. Hikers, mountain bikers, rafters and business owners wanted it. Veterans’ groups wanted it. So did Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Sen. Mark Udall, former Rep. Joel Hefley and Sen. Michael Bennet. They all wanted to see […] Read more >

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Five Years After the Oil Spill, Dead Dolphins and 25,000-Pound Tar Mat Found

3/18/2015 // By Emily Guidry Schatzel

One day after BP released a report saying the Gulf is on the road to recovery, we took a trip to one of the most impacted areas from the BP oil spill—Barataria Bay, Louisiana. From a dead baby dolphin to […] Read more >

Hilary Falk, Cindy Dunn and Collin O'Mara. Photo by Grant LaRouche

Celebrating Women in Conservation: Cindy Dunn

3/17/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

In recognition of Women’s History Month, National Wildlife Federation is celebrating Women in Conservation.   The state of Pennsylvania has a great tradition of women in conservation including the founder of the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson. The other day I had the […] Read more >

NWF and West Virginia Rivers Coalition Act to Protect West Virginia’s Mountains and Streams

3/17/2015 // By Jim Murphy

National Wildlife Federation and its West Virginia affiliate West Virginia Rivers Coalition joined five other local, regional and national groups in filing a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of Interior because the Department’s Office of Surface Mining […] Read more >

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10 Things BP’s New Report Doesn’t Tell You

3/17/2015 // By Ryan Fikes

BP has just released a new report on the state of the Gulf, called Gulf of Mexico: Environmental Recovery and Restoration. The glossy report is filled with footnotes and citations, but leaves key pieces of science out. If you are […] Read more >

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Fishing with Aloha

3/16/2015 // By Les Welsh

Fishers are the eyes and ears on the ocean. With your kōkua – your help – we can make sure Hawaiian monk seals survive and that our fishing communities thrive. Since ancient times, fishing has always been an integral part […] Read more >

Dogs playing on the beach. Photo by Abby Barber

Meet Your Pets’ Wild Relatives

3/13/2015 // By Abby Barber

Ask me to describe my dog, Humphrey, in one word and I immediately think “Wild.”  Not just because he is a sweet-faced troublemaker, but because he reminds me of his wild ancestor, the gray wolf. Like most pets, my dog […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Salmon Free in the Heart of Portland

3/10/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

Oregon’s two largest spring Chinook salmon runs, located in the Columbia and Willamette rivers, connect in the city of Portland.Chinook salmon, a keystone species, are a source of great economic, ecological, and recreational value to Portlanders. The Association of Northwest […] Read more >

National Wildlife Week: Going Batty in Austin, TX

3/10/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

At Bat Conservation International in Austin, TX, Dianne Odegard is education and public outreach manager. At home, as a bat rehabilitator, she can have 7-8 native species of insectivorous bats in her care at a time. Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge […] Read more >