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Hilary growing up in Baltimore city

Baltimore: My Hometown and Now a City for the Birds

5/20/2013 // By Hilary Harp Falk

I grew up in Baltimore and still love all the special things about it: neighborhood pride, crab cakes, and the Inner Harbor. There is even more to be proud of in Baltimore these days, such as successful sports teams, economic development …

Tree swallows fighting over a perch. Photo by Bob Feldman. 2012 National Wildlife Photo Contest.

Photo of the Day: Tree Swallow Scuffle

5/20/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.

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Symbol of Success: America’s Bald Eagle and the Endangered Species Act

5/17/2013 // By Doug Inkley

The most iconic of Endangered Species Act success stories is the recovery of the bald eagle, our national symbol. Magnificent in stature and beautiful to behold, the bald eagle very nearly disappeared from the lower-48 states, in contrast to an …

Juvenile green heron

Photo of the Day: Flight of the Green Heron

5/16/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Juvenile green heron flying Photo by Flickr member Wildlifeshoots Do you love nature photos? Check out the amazing entries or sign up for the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.

Nuttall's woodpeckers

Photo of the Day: Nuttall’s Woodpeckers

5/15/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Nuttall’s woodpeckers feeding their fledgling in Los Osos, California Photo by Donald Quintana Gardening For Wildlife Create habitat for woodpeckers and other wildlife species in your yard or garden by providing food, water, cover, and places to raise young. Learn …

A pair of bald eaglets in West Newbury, MA (MA Energy & Environmental Affairs on Flickr)

Bald Eagle Comeback Highlights Need for McCarthy’s Leadership at EPA

5/10/2013 // By Miles Grant

Just a generation after they were re-introduced, bald eagles are coming back strong in Massachusetts. But at the very same time, polluter allies in Congress are playing political games with the nomination of one of the people who helped pave …

Common tern chick

Photo of the Day: Beak Wide Open

5/7/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Common tern chick ready and waiting for food Photo by Lisa Franceski Check out more nature and wildlife photos, vote for your favorites and enter your own images in the 43rd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.

Grizzly bear with cub. Credit: Corbis

4 New Insights for Climate-Smart Conservation

5/6/2013 // By Patricia Tillmann

Resource managers and conservation practitioners work to preserve, protect, and understand the lands, waters, and wildlife of our country. What do these professionals need in order to address the challenges posed by climate change in their work? We spent a year asking …

Pygmy nuthatches

Wildlife Through a Lens: Focus on Birds

5/3/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Spring is a prime season for bird photography, and we want you to feel inspired to grab your camera and snap some photos! We asked Christine Haines, one of our Flickr group members and a long-time National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant, …

Dead duck covered in oil from Bouchard spill, Buzzards Bay, MA, April 2003 (MA DEP)

Charting a Clean Energy Future for New England’s Oil-Menaced Southeastern Coast

5/2/2013 // By Miles Grant

Ask Americans to name a major oil spill and you’ll hear about the Gulf oil disaster and the Exxon Valdez, maybe even Arkansas, the Kalamazoo River and the Yellowstone River. But two of America’s worst oil disasters took place off …

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