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1,000 Days Late and Billions of Dollars Short

1/14/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Tomorrow marks one thousand days since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spewing millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days. The oil spill devastated the Gulf’s economy, ecosystems, and wildlife all of which […] Read more >

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Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

1/3/2013 // By Nic Callero

There are very few Jaguars left in the United States, which explains why recent photographs taken by Arizona Game and Fish using motion sensor trail cameras are causing such a stir. Jaguars are the third largest species of cat after lions […] Read more >

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Why Owls Are So Hoot Right Now – #Hoot2Give

12/14/2012 // By Danielle Brigida

Have you heard? OWLS are so HOOT right now! That’s why we’re in caHOOTS with craigconnects and craiglist’s Craig Newmark to celebrate these amazing creatures. Each time you use the hashtag #Hoot2Give on Twitter, Craig will donate $1 to National Wildlife Federation (up […] Read more >

Drought in the Rockies, Plains Taking Toll on Fish and Wildlife

12/11/2012 // By Judith Kohler

  The drought persists in the Rocky Mountain West and it’s not just the ski slopes that look rough. Fish and wildlife are feeling the effects: Sagebrush and other plants that pronghorns and mule deer depend on in the winter […] Read more >

NWF Book Club: A River Lost

12/7/2012 // By Becky McIntire

This Month’s Book: A River Lost “Your Power is Turning Our Darkness to Dawn…” We hope you’ve had time to check out “A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia” by Blaine Harden. If you grew up in […] Read more >

A private oil shale test site in northwestern Colorado. Photo by David Ellenberger.

The Push for Oil Shale: News Ripped from Last Century’s Headlines

12/3/2012 // By Judith Kohler

There’s a saying in Colorado about the so-far-fruitless effort to tap the “Saudi Arabia” of oil shale in the region: “Oil shale: It’s the energy of the future… and always will be.” As documented by the Checks and Balances Project, […] Read more >

Rio Grande Wilid Turkey puffing out his feathers. U.S. FWS photo by Robert Burton.

Let’s Talk Turkey: The History of a Wild Icon in America

11/19/2012 // By Sterling Miller

The turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is one of wildlife conservation’s greatest success stories. Unlike the accomplishment of cooking up a delicious stuffed turkey for Thanksgiving, this success story is about wild turkey. In the early 19th Century the wild turkey was reduced […] Read more >

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Restoring Buffalo to their Home on the Range

10/19/2012 // By Sarah Pizzo

Yesterday, I drove a thousand miles across the Great Plains and saw not a single buffalo. I did see domestic cows and sheep, coal-fired power plants and wind farms, miles of power lines and fences. I saw immense open prairie; […] Read more >

Thank You, Clean Water Act, for Our Fishable Waters!

10/19/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Forty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was in flames and Lake Erie was a biological wasteland. Many of the nation’s rivers were little more than open sewers.  On October 18, 1972, a bi-partisan Congress, voting the will of the people, […] Read more >

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BP Wants to Get Let Off the Hook? Are We Talking About the Same BP?

10/19/2012 // By Miles Grant

There are reports out that BP is HIGHLY OFFENDED that the Justice Department might ask it to pay a settlement for the Gulf oil disaster of … just $18 billion. That’s less than half of the full penalties BP could […] Read more >