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Wildlife Calm in the Storm

At the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in coastal southeast Texas, a three-mile stretch of restored dunes and renourished beaches held up to the battering winds and torrential rains of Hurricane …

How Outdated Wetlands Maps Threaten Wildlife

A rule announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) undermines the very existence of many of the habitats that birds like the whooping crane need to survive. The …

Five Wetland Species Jeopardized by Clean Water Act Rollback

We all live downstream. And the only way to have safe water downstream is by protecting water upstream at its source. Despite this, the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

Why Wildlife is Cheering for the Clean Power Plan

President Obama has taken a historic and ambitious step in the fight against carbon pollution that threatens wildlife. With the announcement of the finalized Clean Power Plan, the President has …

Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast…

This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern …

Stand with Sportsmen and Conservationists for Clean Water

Whether you’re an angler, hunter or wildlife viewer — or, perhaps like many of us, are all three — you understand the importance of watery habitats for wildlife.  These habitats …

The Beauty, Majesty and Variety of Ducks Challenged by Tar…

Bufflehead, black and wood ducks, canvasback, gadwall, goldeneye, mallard, pintail, redhead, ring-necked, ruddy, scaup, scoter, shoveler, teal, and widgeon: to duck hunters and bird watchers alike, the characteristics of those …

As Arkansas Community Reels from Tar Sands Oil Spill, Wildlife Remain in Peril

Four days after Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline sent tar sands oil flooding through a neighborhood in the small Arkansas town of Mayflower, the fumes still burned my nostrils — like …

Exxon Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas, Forcing Evacuations and Threatening Wildlife (UPDATE)

An Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada spilled in Arkansas on Friday, sending thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil flowing through residential streets outside Little Rock, …

Black-bellied whistling duck

Photo of the Day: Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) Photo by Flickr member Kenny Salazar See more of Kenny Salazar’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your …

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