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A pilot whale breaking the surface of the Atlantic. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Emily Brigham.

Dangerous Waters: More Pilot Whales Stranded in Florida

1/23/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

UPDATED BELOW On January 22nd eight short-finned pilot whales died near Fort Myers, Florida and another six whales are unaccounted for. Pilot whales are normally deepwater creatures, and can become easily stranded in shallow coastal waters. Unable to escape and […] Read more >

Kaity and Brett give interview at the end of their trek in South Portland

Portland-Montreal Pipeline Trek Wrap Up

1/22/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Brett Chamberlin Monday marked the end of Kaity Thomson and Brett Chamberlin’s traverse of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, a journey that brought them across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Kaity, a student at the University of New Hampshire, […] Read more >

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14 Apps That Will Revolutionize Your Walk in the Woods

1/22/2014 // By Drew Hendricks

Many argue that smartphones are keeping kids out of the woods and locked up behind their screens. However, these devices and the new mobile apps they put at our fingertips assist us in a lot of different ways, even when you’re […] Read more >

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Squirrel vs. Bird Feeder: Think Like a Kid

1/21/2014 // By Carla Brown

Playing the free Squirrel vs. Bird Feeder app can teach you a lot about yourself – and the kids in your life. Read more >

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It Never Rains in California: On the Front Lines of the ‘Mega-drought’

1/21/2014 // By Beth Pratt

The statistics are alarming. 2013 proved to be California’s driest year on record, and the drought now qualifies as the worst in the state’s recorded history. Our water bank, the Sierra Nevada snowpack, stands at 17% of normal. Governor Jerry […] Read more >

Reindeer at Santa's Village, NH

Portland-Montreal Pipeline Trek Day 4 – Visiting Area Businesses

1/18/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Brett Chamberlin Rivers and forests aren’t the only places intersected by the Portland-Montreal Pipeline. The aging crude oil pipeline also passes under dozens of business properties. Hundreds more are situated downstream along waterways at risk of contamination […] Read more >

Coastal Brown Bear and Cubs

Progress for Protecting Alaska’s Wildlife from Mining

1/17/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

There is good news for coastal brown bears and other wildlife in Alaska threatened by a proposed large-scale mining project! A new environmental watershed assessment from the Environmental Protection Agency clearly shows that development of the proposed Pebble Mine should […] Read more >

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Nutty Ways to Celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day This Year

1/16/2014 // By Danielle Brigida

SQUIRRELS! Whether you love them or loathe them, National Squirrel Appreciation Day, January 21st,  is a great time to take a few moments and learn about these nutty animals. If you count flying squirrels we have 10 tree species  in North America. We […] Read more >

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What Would the Flying Fox Say? “It’s Too Hot!”

1/16/2014 // By Guest Author

This was written by a guest author Micaela Jemison Images of Australian baby bats in rehabilitation, bundled up in colorful blankets and being bottle-fed are now a common sight on the Internet as heat waves become more frequent Down Under. Australia is […] Read more >

Field buffer of perennial grasses and forbs in MN. Courtesy of NRCS.

Guidelines to Produce Energy Grasses in Wildlife-Friendly Ways

1/16/2014 // By Ben Larson

One of the great things about my job is being able to learn more about wildlife from experts at NWF, in other organizations, and with consultants working on projects for us. One such project has been especially near and dear […] Read more >