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Dances With Wild Wolves: Rally on National Mall

Brenda Peterson | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

"Meet the wolf's eyes," Kurt advised one of the ranchers, a big man with a strong, sun-blasted face, "not as an aggressor, but as an equal." The rancher steadied his gaze and Merlin faced him, those wild eyes assessing. And then with a slow grace, the wolf took the man's entire face in with his strong tongue.

Wolf Song

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Jana Lee Frazier

The pads of his feet were dirty and worn like frayed fabric. He did not speak, he did not struggle. Or eat or drink. Yet I did not sense any fear festering in him nor did his breath on my arm make goose bumps as he lay there at the mercy of the whim of man.

Wolves Will Lick Your Face

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

The penultimate trip this summer for me and Daniel can be summed up in two words: wolves rock. Still in awe, and it's been over a week since I was licked on the face by one.

REVEALED: Surprising Reason Wolves Howl

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 08.22.2013 | Science

A howl pierces the calm night, its eerie majesty a signal that wolves are afoot. But what is the purpose of wolf howls, and what do they mean? As m...

Trip to the Arctic Refuge Reveals How Far Oil Industry Will Go to Drill Pristine Landscapes

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We have successfully beaten back every attempt to exploit the refuge, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. The oil and gas industry is still trying to claim these public lands.

New Poll: Americans Love Wolves and Want Them to Stay Protected

Noah Greenwald | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Wolves today live in just five percent of their historic range -- hardly enough to consider them recovered in the lower 48 states.

They Shoot Wolves, Don't They? How the Wild West Is Lost

Brenda Peterson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Fishing and bird-watching are more popular than hunting. So why are our wildlife policies still so skewed in their support of hunting agendas?

Mission Forgotten

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Wolf recovery was on the path to become one of our nation's greatest conservation successes, but now that success is threatened because the federal government wants to wash its hands of the wolf before its work is done. And it's not just about wolves or eagles.

USFWS Abandons Gray Wolves

Leda Huta | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Leda Huta

Does science call for walking away from protecting wolves across the country?

Federal Government To Propose Lifting Wolf Protections

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN and JOHN FLESHER | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday proposed lifting most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 st...

Don't Pull the Plug on America's Wolves

Noah Greenwald | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

No, wolves will never be as abundant as they once were across North America, and nobody expects that. But restoring them to just 5 percent of where they once lived, then calling it quits and hunting them down again by the thousands? That's just wrong.

Feds To End Gray Wolf Protections?

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and JOHN FLESHER | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green

BILLINGS, Mont. — Federal wildlife officials have drafted plans to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that coul...

The Most Iconic Animals in America's National Parks

The Active Times | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

From great bison herds, howling wolf packs, ancient alligators, regal bighorn sheep, loping moose and elusive wolverines, the animals in North America's national parks are impressive to say the least.

Rogue Agency's Agent Investigated in Wolf Killing

Kieran Suckling | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Kieran Suckling

The Southwest's endangered Mexican gray wolves -- with just three breeding pairs left in the wild -- are hanging on by a thread. The last thing they need is one of their own gunned down by an employee of the government that's supposed to be nursing this wild population back to health.

A Rescue Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Mexican gray wolves are an icon of the American southwest. The 15th anniversary of their initial release from captivity into the wild is an important time to reflect on how far these wolves have come.

52 Congressional Representatives Are Right to Call for Continued Protection of Wolves in Lower 48

Noah Greenwald | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Noah Greenwald

An estimated two million wolves once roamed freely across North America, including most of the United States. But bounties, a federal extermination program and human settlement drove the species to near extinction in most of the lower 48.

Alaska Biologists Kill 17 Wolves In 'Predator Control' Program

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.07.2013 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

An aerial predator control program that began Saturday is standing down after killing 17 wolves in four days in an area surrounding two Northern Inter...

DNA Helps Solve Curious Case Of Extinct Carnivore

Posted 03.05.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/05/2013 11:40 AM EST on LiveScience The mystery surrounding the origin of a wolflike preda...

Man-Sized Wolf Struck And Killed By Car In State Considering Legalizing Hunting

Posted 02.11.2013 | Detroit

A photo of a man holding a wolf nearly his size after it was struck by a car and killed last month has got people talking, garnering more than 3,500 s...

Are We Listening to What Nature Is Howling At?

Dr. Michael Finkelstein | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

In many cultures, the full moon in January is referred to as the Wolf Moon. As we think this through a bit more, we realize that the wolf is not howling at the moon but at his pack mates. This is their time for communication, when the earth rests still and their voices carry best.

DNA Study Helps Explain How Wolves Become Dogs

Posted 01.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/23/2013 01:10 PM EST on LiveScience Dogs may have become man's best friend thanks, i...

Master Guitarist John Sheldon Creates Memorial Song for Yellowstone Wolf 06

Zoe Helene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Zoe Helene

With "Wolf 06," John Sheldon offers a memorial tribute that he hopes will bring attention to senseless wolf killings.

Court Takes Up Montana Wolf Question

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Whether gray wolf hunting and trapping should continue outside the gates of Yellowstone National Park is in the hands of a ...

The Endangered Species Act: Preserving Wildlife, Wonder and Our Natural Heritage for 40 Years

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Let's put politics aside, as they did 40 years ago, and recommit to a strong and successful Endangered Species Act that saves this nation's imperiled wildlife and plant heritage once and for all.

Time to Stop Persecuting Wolves

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 02.17.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

When I was a young boy, biologist Farley Mowat's book 'Never Cry Wolf' eloquently described nature and wolves - like the world had never known before....