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Why This Nature Photographer Almost Always Gets The Shot

Why This Nature Photographer Almost Always Gets The Shot

By Nick Visser ‘Did you ever do something when you knew, the instant you started doing it, that it was a really bad idea?’ Wildlife photographer Paul Souders knows that sometimes those really bad ideas yield incredible images. …read more Source: Huffington Post Green     

Salamanders Are Shrinking, Thanks To Climate Change

Salamanders Are Shrinking, Thanks To Climate Change

By Nick Visser From Mother Nature Network’s Jaymi Heimbuch: Some of the best habitats in North America for salamanders are showing strain from climate change, becoming warmer and drier as global temperatures and weather patterns shift. This means the salamanders living there, which rely on […]

Four Years After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Is Recovering Faster Than Environment

Four Years After Gulf Oil Spill, BP Is Recovering Faster Than Environment

By Miyoko Sakashita

Nearly four years after the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion dumped more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the slate has been largely cleared for BP — the EPA ban on federal contracts has been lifted, and the company is free once again to bid on federal oil and gas leases.

But as a new study published this week makes clear, we’re only beginning to understand the spill’s devastating long-term implications for the region’s sea life.

Released on the 25th anniversary of Alaska’s Exxon Valdez oil spill, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-led study found …read more

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