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Ospreys Thriving in the Chesapeake - Archive
The world's largest breeding population of ospreys is coping well with the long-lasting residues of toxic chemicals that were banned decades ago but remain in the Chesapeake Bay food chain.
A Golden Legacy of National Parks - Archive
The commemorative coins honor the National Park Service's first century of service protecting, preserving, and sharing some of our nation's greatest natural, historical, and cultural resources.
Returning Endangered Black Footed Ferrets to the Colorado Prairie - Archive
Intern recalls hard, but enjoyable, work with one of the most endangered mammals in North America.
Rescuing a Huge Leatherback Sea Turtle - Archive
Even with many hands, lifting an 800-pound animal is heavy work. But rewarding!
Happy Birthday, National Wildlife Refuge System! - Archive
Many of America’s beloved wildlife species — including those threatened with extinction, such as the whooping crane, manatee and ocelot — depend on national wildlife refuges for their survival.
National Park Service Announces Record Breaking Visitation in 2015 - Archive
In 2015, more than 307 million people visited sites managed by the National Park Service.
Behind the Lens with Wildlife Photographer Steve Gifford - Archive
Wildlife Photographer Steve Gifford started exploring Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana on a regular basis in 2009 and soon became a volunteer.
USGS Contributes to Important Study Showing Major Reduction in Man-Made Mercury Emissions - Archive
Research data provided by the USGS revealed the larger-than-anticipated role of local and regional efforts on global mercury emissions and explained how increases in emissions in one area can be offset by decreases in other areas.
National Park Service encourages people to volunteer on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Archive
On Monday, January 18, national parks throughout the country will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All national parks will provide free admission for all visitors and many parks will host special events or volunteer service projects.
National Park Service encourages people to find wellness in a park this year. - Archive
There are more than 400 national parks across the country. Give yourself the gift of better health by enjoying time in a park near you.
Fighting to Keep Toxics out of the Environment - Archive
Jay Davis asks, “What does pollution do, what do contaminants do to fish and birds and other wildlife?”
Thinking Like an Ocean - Archive
Recovery of Southern sea otters requires more than rescuing the species from the brink of extinction—recovery is also about the restoration of ecological relationships.
Endangered Fish Rediscovered in Arizona River - Archive
After a 10-year absence, the Gila topminnow has returned to the Santa Cruz River in southern Arizona.
Save the Mint - Archive
Recently, two FWS "non-biologists" got a chance to participate first-hand in a project much like those they support every day.
National Park Service Marks 74th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor - Archive
The theme of this year’s historic commemoration, “Pathway to Reconciliation: From Engagement to Peace” focused on the rebuilding and solidifying of the friendship between the United States and Japan.
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