Posts Categorized: Climate Change

How Do You De-oil a Polar Bear? »

The answer is, we don’t know yet. But as energy companies increasingly seek to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic, increasing the chances of a catastrophic oil spill, “we don’t know” isn’t good enough. Karla Dutton, Defenders’ Alaska program director, recounts how she found herself at an exciting hands-on marine mammal de-oiling workshop in Seward, Alaska.

According to the EPA »

This week the Environmental Protection Agency turns 40! On December 2 the agency celebrates four decades of working hard to protect America’s air, water and environment. Defenders had the opportunity to ask Administrator Lisa Jackson for her thoughts about where the EPA is now – and where it’s going. Hear the first part of what she had to say.

It’s Not Easy Being Green… »

Some exciting news from our friends over at the National Zoo! Defenders of Wildlife, the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and 5 other zoos around the country have partnered on The Panama Amphibian Rescue project, created to capture frogs that are directly in the path of chytrid fungs, an epidemic which is wiping out frog populations across the globe, and keep them safe until they can be once again be returned to the wild

Harry Potter: Bad for Owls? »

Authorities in India are blaming dwindling populations of wild owls, at least in part, on the fabulously popular Harry Potter books and films. Owls play an important role in the Harry Potter franchise, serving as companions and messengers for the wizarding world.