Shelby Clemente’s Archive

The Road to Nowhere is Paved Through Florida’s Treasured Wilderness

The beauty of old Florida is unparalleled with lush grasslands, whimsical cypress forests, and the crystal waters of the Everglades. These wild landscapes not only serve to remind us of …

The Gravity of Our Climate Situation

RiSC teachers are passionate about climate and resilience education. One particular example is middle school STEM teacher Sarah Slack of Brooklyn, who joined the RiSC program in 2019. In January …

Gynandromorphic Cardinal

Spotted Zebras, Yellow Cardinals, and Three-Antlered Deer: What Causes these Animal Oddities?

Albinism, extra appendages, unique coat patterns—all are caused by changes in a species’ genetic makeup. Genetic mutations can alter how a species looks, how it behaves, and how its body …

Salmon for Chummies

Scale up your knowledge with these 5 facts Salmon are a well-known fish, showing up in streams, rivers, and restaurants around the country…but how much do you really know about …

Why Net-Zero Matters for Chipmunks, Butterflies, Moose, Turtles, and You!

Are You a Whale Watcher, Saltwater Angler, or Birder?

‘Nearby Nature’ is a Human Right

Can Western Monarchs Still Rebound?

On a crisp, cloudy morning in late November, biologist Emma Pelton was loving her job even more than usual. Peering through binoculars at the upper branches of a shaggy eucalyptus, …

Seven! Wildlife Species That Help People

Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we celebrate all species that form the great web of life—of which people are one part. As scientists continue to discover the ways wildlife …

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 …

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