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  • Why Winter Matters: Warm Winters Aren't So Hot

    Across the country, communities welcomed 2020 with unseasonably high temperatures. While some people may rejoice in a warm winter, these types of weather can have a serious impact on our environment. So, what happens when winter doesn’t show? Read More

    Published 1/17/2020

  • This Year's Biggest Conservation Wins

    In 2019, the news was filled with sobering stories on climate change and plastic pollution. We answered with action. Read More

    Published 12/20/2019

  • Restoring America’s Reef

    Six miles off the coast of Key West lies an ancient reef. Nearly 10,000 years old, the Florida Reef is one of the largest reefs on the planet. Now, aquarists at the National Aquarium are helping in the race to save it. Read More

    Published 11/27/2019

  • Mallows Bay: An Incidental Paradise

    The largest ghost fleet in the Western Hemisphere lies only 80 miles from the National Aquarium. Over the decades, this relic of America’s wartime resiliency has become a haven for coastal species—and now, it’s being recognized as a National Marine Sanctuary, serving as a model for future habitat restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed from the Inner Harbor to beyond. Read More

    Published 11/14/2019

  • Combatting Climate Change with Action

    A UN report released yesterday makes it clear: we must take significant steps to stop the negative impacts of climate change. Read More

    Published 9/26/2019

  • National Estuaries Week: Protecting Our Waterways

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to weaken protections under the Clean Water Act is disappointing, but we remain as committed as eve to improving water quality and watershed health—and you can help! Read More

    Published 9/19/2019

  • Caring For Trafficked and Seized Animals: A Multi-Aquarium Effort!

    When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intercepts a shipment of marine animals without proper paperwork, who do they turn to for help? Sometimes, it’s the National Aquarium. Read More

    Published 9/11/2019

  • Water Insecurity: Close to Home

    It’s World Water Week, and people around the globe are being asked to consider the water conservation challenges facing them at home and abroad. Read More

    Published 8/29/2019

  • Summer Recap: Animal Rescue Highlights

    This summer has been incredibly busy for National Aquarium Animal Rescue. We have rehabilitated and released over 30 patients back into their natural habitats so far this year! Read More

    Published 8/14/2019

  • Baltimore Addresses Plastic Pollution

    Our hometown of Baltimore is currently considering legislation to reduce plastic pollution by eliminating the distribution of single-use plastic bags. Read More

    Published 8/13/2019

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