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Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Healthier Waters for the Chesapeake Blue Crab

7/23/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

Good news for Chesapeake blue crab habitat! A recent court decision supports the historic plan to clean-up the Chesapeake Bay and protect wildlife. Recently, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the historic clean-up plan for the Chesapeake Bay. National Wildlife …

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Remember the Kalamazoo, Stop Tar Sands!

7/23/2015 // By Frank Szollosi

Five years ago, I had just started with NWF and very quickly found myself in a kayak and pickup responding to what would become the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history. Since then over a billion dollars have been …

Dolphins. Photo credit: NWF

BP Settlement: $18.7 Billion for the Gulf

7/7/2015 // By Jessica Ritter

Last Thursday, as Americans were stocking up on fireworks for Fourth of July festivities, Gulf Coast residents had something else to celebrate. Five years and two months after the devastating Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Justice Department and the five Gulf …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Don Getty.

I Like Dirty Water…Said No One Ever

7/6/2015 // By Chante Coleman

You would think passing a rule to protect one of our most limited resources would be easy. Think again. For the last decade and a half, the clean water community has worked tirelessly to pass the Clean Water Rule. Finally, …

Fracking in North Texas: A Local Perspective

7/1/2015 // By Guest Author

“Fracking,” short for a method of extracting gas or oil from the ground called hydraulic fracturing was not in my vocabulary when I moved to Denton, Texas in August of 2011. I soon grew an affection for the town, and …

A sea lion rests on a buoy in between the miles of thick oil slicks. (Photo Credit: Leigh Wyman)

Revisiting the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

6/25/2015 // By Leigh Wyman

Last month, an estimated 101,000 gallons of crude oil spilled on the coastline near Santa Barbara, depositing thick black slicks over the water and pristine strips of Refugio State Beach and El Capitan. These beaches are places I frequent often, …

Greater sage grouse. Photo by Stephen Ting, USFWS

Act Now to Protect the Greater Sage Grouse

6/25/2015 // By Aaron Kindle

The sagelands out West have taken on increasing importance in recent years, especially for sportsmen and women. We travel and enjoy these lands in a variety of ways from interacting with wildlife to spending time with our families. Yet these areas are also …


Charting a New Path for Yellowstone’s Bison

6/17/2015 // By Kit Fischer

Yellowstone’s bison have faced more hardship and controversy than nearly any other large mammal in America. In the early 20th century, bison were nearly slaughtered to extinction by commercial hunters. The National Park Service estimates that less than 50 wild bison remained …


Wildlife Bears the Brunt of Big Coal’s Failure to Reclaim Mined Lands

6/9/2015 // By Garrit Voggesser

The era of Big Coal is fading. But coal proponents are still trying to hang on by pushing for new mines and markets overseas, all the while putting off cleaning up their messes in some of our most stunning landscapes and important wildlife …

bald eagle

Thousands March in St. Paul to Protect Wildlife from Tar Sands

6/9/2015 // By Jim Murphy

As we were just beginning to understand what a momentous day we had ahead of us, a bald eagle swooped over the gathering crowd at Lamberts Landing in St. Paul, Minnesota and then out over the Mississippi River in search …