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Protect Our Children from Toxic Air

6/9/2011 // By Meri-Margaret Deoudes

In less than a minute you can help make a change for the health of our nation’s children and our nation’s wildlife. Read more >

Invisible but Not Make-Believe: the Real Threat of Mercury to Kids

6/8/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

I’m not ashamed to admit it: when I was a child, I ate paint chips.  Something about the sweetness of the lead and the crunchiness of the chip proved irresistible as I worked to unsheathe my molars from my gums. […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: America’s Hunters, Anglers Call for Clean Air

6/7/2011 // By Amanda Stone

It’s that time again… To avoid those humid climate blues, check out planet Earth’s press statement in The Onion. This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Sportsmen Say No to Clean Air Act Cuts Quote: Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney Economic […] Read more >

Mercury Air Pollution

A Letter from the Mercury Frontline

6/7/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Nearly all of our exposure to mercury occurs through eating fish and shellfish. Mercury pollution spewing from power plants settles in our lakes and rivers where microscopic organisms convert the inorganic mercury into methylmercury. This form of mercury accumulates up the […] Read more >

Townhalls Inspiring Action

6/3/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

This past Wednesday, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) partnered with Democracia USA, a national non-partisan Hispanic civic engagement organization, to put on a townhall-style event in Camden, NJ (outside of Philadelphia) entitled “Hispanics, the Environment, and the Impact of the […] Read more >

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[Video] Don’t Let Mercury Silence the Loons’ Call

6/3/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Have you ever heard a Common Loon yodel? What about hoot, wail or tremolo? Not sure what a tremolo is? Or let’s rewind—not even sure what a Common Loon is? The Common Loon (also known as the Great Northern Diver […] Read more >

Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

6/1/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Field Highlights: You Gotta Have Standards After weeks of phone calls, email alerts and social media announcements, the EPA public hearings finally took place.  What was all the fuss about? The mercury and air toxic standards proposed by the EPA […] Read more >

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Public Demands Mercury-Free Fish at Pa. EPA Hearing

5/26/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

A wave of fishermen, moms, doctors, scientists, and even industry representatives spoke out in support of EPA’s new rule makings that would limit over 90% of mercury from being emitted by coal fired power plants on Tuesday. The hearing, held in […] Read more >

An Endangered Ecosystem

5/23/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Picture yourself taking a beautiful spring hike. As you walk, you notice a clearing and decide to sit down under a small opening of trees, looking out over wildflowers, grasses, and rich pools of standing water. You take in a […] Read more >

Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

5/23/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Field Highlights: “Your Mama Would Be Proud” While for most Mother’s Day meant paying homage to our mothers and grandmothers, for the NWF activists in Montana & Michigan it meant participating in a stroller brigade for stronger clean air protections […] Read more >