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The Clean Water Act Under Siege

Before the Clean Water Act, our nation’s waters were in trouble. The average loss of wetlands in the United States was nearly half a million acres annually. Lake Erie was …

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Bringing Wildlife Photography to Life

There are some things you never forget when you truly experience nature around you. The rush of excitement, the smells, the sounds, who you were with — it cements itself into your memory. …

The Remarkable Wildlife of California’s National Wildlife Refuges

This week NWF is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week. Wildlife refuges are some of the most important protected areas for wildlife in the country. In California, there’s no shortage of …

5 Reasons Why Oil and Water Don’t Mix for Wildlife

We all know that oil and water don’t mix. But the stakes are especially high for wildlife when oil spills into the lakes, streams and rivers where wildlife live. If …

Small but Mighty: Streams and Wetlands that Matter

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A New Tool Shows the Progress States are Making on…

Coal Ash Spill in North Carolina Endangers Wildlife

NWF Naturalist Teased on Today Show

  As National Wildlife Federation’s naturalist and media personality,  I do a monthly appearance on the Today Show, usually during the 4th hour with Kathie Lee and Hoda. Each time, …

Sutro Sam: San Francisco’s Celebrity River Otter

“There he is!” exclaimed an onlooker as the otter’s head peered above the water. The patient crowd gathered around Sutro Baths—the ruins of a 19th century public bathing pool on …

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Photo of the Day: Curious River Otter

Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch See more of Jaymi Heimbuch’s photos on Flickr >> Speak Up for River Otters The fate of river otter habitat in a Mississippi River outlet depends …

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