Previous Wildlife News 2022

The uncertain future of old-growth forests in North Carolina, part one 12-07-22

The recent decision to harvest 26 acres that encompass an old-growth patch of forest on a 3,500-foot mountaintop underscores what some say is the widening incongruity between the U.S. Forest Service’s mission, climate change crisis and the public’s will. Read more

Giving Thanks for a Beloved Sugar Maple 11-24-22

A majestic tree is fading fast. For the people who loved it, it’s like losing a family member. Read more

As National Marine Sanctuary System Turns 50, Survey Finds Most U.S. Residents Want to Protect Ocean Ecosystems 10-24-22 Read more

Billions of snow crabs have disappeared from the waters around Alaska. Scientists say overfishing is not the cause 10-16-22

The Alaska snow crab harvest has been canceled for the first time ever after billions of the crustaceans have disappeared from the cold, treacherous waters of the Bering Sea in recent years. Read more

Left Out to Dry: Wildlife Threatened by Colorado River Basin Water Crisis 09-12-22

Lost in much of the coverage of the region’s water woes is the ecological crisis caused by prolonged drought, climate warming and development. Read more

National Wildlife Day 2022: 10 Quotes To Celebrate Nature 09-04-22

National Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on Sept. 4 to raise awareness about plants and animal species in the wild. Read more

Is the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act ready for climate action? 08-31-22

The bipartisan legislation includes $1.4 billion in annual conservation funding, but climate change isn’t explicitly addressed. Read more

Study: Extinction threatens up to 16% of native US tree species 08-25-22

The United States recognizes eight trees as endangered or threatened. New research suggests that number should be over 100. Read more

Meanwhile, Congress is set to pass a huge wildlife conservation bill with bipartisan support 08-08-22

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would funnel millions of dollars into saving overlooked species. Read more

How climate change is muting nature’s symphony 08-03-22

From warbling loons to chirping toads, rising temperatures threaten some of the Earth’s most iconic sounds. Read more

What the rich inner lives of dolphins can teach us about climate solutions 07-06-22

Knowing that the charismatic cetaceans express joy, compassion, and other “human” emotions can inform and inspire our own climate work. Read more

This Old Golf Course Is Now a Nature Preserve 07-10-22

A long-buried creek that fed a golf course irrigation pond will be uncovered and allowed to flow through the former back nine holes, now called Larsen Meadow. Read more

Biden Administration Tosses Trump Definition of ‘Habitat’ for Endangered Species 06-23-22

The Trump administration’s definition was at odds with the conservation purposes of the Endangered Species Act, wildlife officials said. Read more

Dolphins Use New York Harbor as a Feeding Ground, Study Finds 06-14-22

When you think of the New York Harbor, you might imagine boats, skyscrapers, a noisy traffic on the nearby streets of NYC. What you may not expect to find are dolphins. Read more

What do we know about baby dolphins living in the Potomac River? 06-06-22

Bottlenose dolphins thrive in our Nation’s River but also face unique threats. Read more

Ocean Isle group works to protect sea turtles year-round 05-23-22

Monday, May 23, is World Turtle Day, established in 1990 by the American Tortoise Rescue based in California to “shellebrate” and protect all species of turtles and tortoises. Read more

World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing Will Stretch Across California’s Highway 101 04-11-22

The roads and highways humans have built bisect the natural environment and divide the ranges and migratory routes of many species, presenting a danger to the animals who need to cross them. Read more

60 Years after Silent Spring Warned Us, Birds—and Humanity—Are Still in Trouble 03-23-22

Data show alarming declines in wildlife but also point to ways to save it. Read more

Eggs laid by peregrine falcons in Pennsylvania’s live streaming nests: Here’s how to watch 03-21-22

Peregrine falcons at two Pennsylvania nests monitored by livestreaming cameras are tending to eggs laid in those nests recently. Read more and links to live web cams

Birds are remarkable and beautiful animals – and they’re disappearing from our world 01-28-22

In the past half century, North America has lost a fourth of its birds. Earth is now a coalmine, and every wild bird is a canary. Read more

A Bird in the Hand 01-27-22

Bird banding, as practiced here at Foreman’s Branch Bird Observatory on the upper Eastern Shore, has been around for more than a century, but scientific inquiry into the mysterious ways of birds is more important than ever. Read more

This Wonder Bird Flies Thousands of Miles, Non-Stop, as Part of an Epic Migration 01-05-22

The more scientists learn about the Hudsonian godwit, the more they’re amazed—and worried. Read more

We saved the puffins. Now a warming planet is unraveling that work. 01-04-22

“Seabirds are climate change prisoners. Our inaction makes us the executioners.” Read more