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How Congress Can Transform Water Resources Planning

America’s Everglades are home to many endangered and threatened species, including the Florida Panther, West Indian Manatee, and Snail Kite. These grassy waters once flowed freely from headwaters above the Kissimmee River …

Gina Signs Clean Water Rule

Historic Day for Clean Water

Last Wednesday will be remembered among the most important days for America’s natural resources— the day in which Clean Water Act protections were restored for more than two million miles of streams, …

Osprey

A Way Forward to Protect Osprey’s Coastal Habitat

The awe-inspiring osprey are found near ponds, rivers, lakes and along our coastal waterways. But coastal development combined with the impacts of superstorms and extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy could spell trouble for coastal communities and wildlife.

A threatened Red Legged Frog, whose habitat was saved by NEPA review. Flickr photo by Robert Fletcher

Congress Considering Taking Public Out of Review Process for Water Projects

More than 40 years ago, America began to lay the groundwork for one of the pieces of environmental legislation we rely on today. It was born in part out of …

Barges sit along the Mississippi River near the confluence of the Missouri River.

Shortsightedness Leads to Decline of River Habitat

LA black bear

Congress Holds the Fate of Your Rivers, Coasts and Wetlands…

Asian Carp

Help Defend the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

White House Continues to Shortchange Wetlands & Streams

This May marks the annual American Wetlands Month – a time each year to remember the importance of wetlands for storm and flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. …

baby black bears

Will Senate Water Down Environmental Protections While the Midwest Floods?

After the Midwest experienced drought during the past several months  and now the April showers are bringing May floods. Last week the Mississippi River crested five and a half feet …

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Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!

Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened …

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