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PHOTOS: Meet Florida's 'Species Of Concern'

Posted 03.14.2013 | Miami

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission wants to hear the public's opinion on how the state's species should be protected. Through April 13, the p...

Pelicans in Need of Care

Ken White | Posted 09.19.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

In a typical year, PHS/SPCA may see 20-25 pelicans, but not in a concentrated time frame. I have to say that standing in the room with these remarkable and very large birds feels a bit like sharing space with a flock of Pterodactyl.

Oil Still Threatens a Cajun Paradise

Rocky Kistner | Posted 11.24.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Down in the bayou, the status quo endures. Oil continues to threaten one of America's great natural treasures, a fertile wetland that is both the breadbasket and nursery of the Gulf.

Coastal Refuges Face Destruction

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Rappaport Clark

I've come to one conclusion on the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon ore oil rig: we may be looking at the destruction of some of our most iconic and important coastal wildlife refuges.

Animals Most Endangered By The Gulf Oil Spill (PHOTOS)

HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Today on HuffPost, Dan Froomkin takes a look at the plight of the sea turtles -- arguably the most affected animals from April's BP oil spill in the G...

Gulf Oil Spill (VIDEO): Rescuers Try to Save Gulf Pelicans Covered in Oil

Scott Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Dodd

OnEarth magazine follows a group of birds through the oil-cleaning process and finds out what it takes to help return them to the wild -- if they can be saved.

Pelicans Rehabbed From Gulf Oil Spill Released Into Texas Wildlife Refuge

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ROCKPORT, Texas — More than five dozen brown pelicans rehabilitated from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have been released in Texas. The 6...

Gulf Wildlife Hotline Hilarity: "What's the Nearest Major Intersection?" (VIDEO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Two National Wildlife Federation staffers called the Deepwater Horizon Response hotline yesterday to report oiled wildlife. Neither came away hopeful at getting much of a response.

BP Workers Accidentally Stomp Pelican Eggs? (PHOTO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Plaquemines Parish cleanup crew discovered broken eggs and crushed chicks on Queen Bess Island on Tuesday, and parish leaders are blaming BP workers cleaning up the oil spill for the damage.

Doomed Pelicans: British Petroleum Neglecting Booms in Pelican Rookery

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Photos of oil-soaked suffocating pelicans drifting in pools of oil from the British Petroleum oil disaster have become a heartbreaking symbol of the e...

Confused Fish and a Dead Pelican: Oil Disaster Hitting Florida

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Remember how marine life off Louisiana appeared to be mistaking oil for habitat? Sounds like the same thing is now happening off Florida.

NWF Scientist Visits Nesting Grounds Hit Hard by BP Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

The oil on Cat Island, near Grand Isle, Louisiana, either arrived before the booms did or got through them. It has been washed about half a foot up above the water line, coating and suffocating plants.

Why Endangered Species and Oil Don't Mix

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

The massive oil spill will continue to pollute the Gulf coast communities, estuaries and marshes. And it will harm and likely kill some, perhaps many, of the area's endangered species.

New postage stamps highlight the kelp forest

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The post office is taking a dive for its latest postage stamps.

A set of stamps depicting plants and animals that live in the ocean's kelp forest will be released Thursday in underwater ceremonies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

The set of 44-cent stamps is the latest in the Nature of America series and the dedication events will be held at 11:30 a.m. EDT at the aquarium's kelp forest display.

The stamps feature the brown pelican, Monterey turban snail, brooding sea anemone, treefish, western gull, southern sea otter, red sea urchin, harbor seal, lion's mane nudibranch, Pacific rock crab, jeweled top snail and many other creatures.

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New postage stamps highlight the kelp forest

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The post office is taking a dive for its latest postage stamps.

A set of stamps depicting plants and animals that live in the ocean's kelp forest will be released Thursday in underwater ceremonies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

The set of 44-cent stamps is the latest in the Nature of America series and the dedication events will be held at 11:30 a.m. EDT at the aquarium's kelp forest display.

The stamps feature the brown pelican, Monterey turban snail, brooding sea anemone, treefish, western gull, southern sea otter, red sea urchin, harbor seal, lion's mane nudibranch, Pacific rock crab, jeweled top snail and many other creatures.

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Hawaii's New Quarter is More than Just Chump Change

Jim Noles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Noles

Next week, the long-awaited Hawaii state quarter will jingle and jangle into hands, pockets, and coin purses across the United States.