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Five Species Impacted by Unnatural Disasters in 2019

Climate scientists are increasingly connecting the dots between extreme weather events and our warming climate. Hurricanes are now stronger and wetter, wildfires burn longer and hotter, droughts are deeper, and …

Rescuing Reindeer: Caribou on the Brink

Due in part to their signature antlers and magical characterization in popular holiday tales, reindeer are ubiquitous throughout the winter season. Caribou, as reindeer are called in North America, used …

Freshwater mussels

Mussels Finally Have Their Day—Will You Act On Their Behalf?

Next time you pour a glass of water, thank a mussel for its natural filtering services. Small but mighty, mussels remove pollutants from our freshwater streams, lakes, and rivers—worth millions …

A Canada goose with offspring

Protecting the Christmas Goose—One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

For centuries, the Christmas goose was a staple holiday dish both in Europe and the United States. The old English nursery rhyme recounts, “Christmas is coming, the geese are getting …

A Bug’s Eye view : Protecting Habitats Protects Life at Smithsonian Gardens

Imagine a larger than life journey through the habitat elements of food, water, cover and places to raise young. Each turn is a new discovery of wildlife life above and …

Finding Common Ground, Share Solutions for Lower Snake River Salmon, Communities

Our shared interests in Washington and throughout the Columbia and Snake River Basins are greater than the issues that divide us. In fact, a new report from Governor Jay Inslee …

Eight Wildlife Wins on our Public Lands and Waters

We share the world with wildlife and we have a responsibility to ensure that it thrives into the future. But some sobering news came earlier this year, when the United …

A Path to Conservation

Wind was whipping—blowing snow into our faces as we trudged the stair-master into the sky. The sensation of being hot and cold simultaneously was overwhelming. The gusting gale was enough …

Niagara County, New York’s Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

Niagara County, NY is well known for its majestic Niagara Falls, as well as the Love Canal environmental tragedy in the 1970s. Contaminated drinking water poisoned hundreds of residents and …

Got Salmon Eggs?

“The eggs are here,” a third grader whispers excitedly to his friend as they walk into the classroom. The buzz travels throughout the classroom and stops as the teacher brings …

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