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Protecting Our Great Lakes from Mercury

5/16/2011 // By Danielle Korpalski

It is great to see anglers speaking out about the impacts of mercury pollution on fishing, tourism, business, and health.  Take a look at this opinion editorial written by an avid Michigan angler.  It’s no wonder why sportsmen and women, […] Read more >

Stroller Brigade in Missoula, Montana. (Photo from http://missoulamom.com)

Parents “Push” for Clean Air in Stroller Brigades

5/13/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

  In honor of Mother’s Day, parents gathered around the country in stroller brigades, callling on their elected officials to protect the Clean Air Act for their children’s health and future. Parents pushed their children in strollers in Missoula, Montana from […] Read more >

Via Flickr, Senor Codo

Moms and Kids Counting on EPA for Cleaner Air

5/4/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the wake of the American Lung Association’s report that 155 million American people live in polluted areas, we can help give young moms, future moms, babies and youngsters cleaner air and good health by supporting the U. S. Environmental […] Read more >

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Adventures with Mercury Manchin and His Sidekick Electric Portman

5/2/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

The polluter parade of attacks on the Clean Air Act just keeps marching in Washington, DC.  This week, it is expected that Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Rob Portman (R-OH) will introduce a new omnibus air polluter bill.  The legislation is designed to delay […] Read more >

Wiconson Wildlife Federation leaders stand with NWF's Danielle Korpalski in front of the US Capitol building

NWF’s Affiliate Leaders Swarm Capitol Hill

4/21/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

National Wildlife Federation’s 75th annual meeting brought over 45 NWF State Affiliates to Washington D.C. last week. Before the meeting kicked off, a number of affiliate leaders participated in Capitol Hill Days, getting the chance to meet with their elected officials on Capitol […] Read more >

Earth Day Volunteer Opportunities Abound. And Where Did Earth Day Come from Anyway?

4/20/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Wondering how to get involved for Earth Day and Earth Week? Or, wondering how Earth Day got its start? After volunteering with Duwamish Alive! this weekend to eradicate blackberries and restore the Brandon Street Natural Area, I began to wonder, just […] Read more >

Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act, EPA escape sneak attacks

4/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Clean Air Act in the Clear…For Now Quote: Jeremy Symons, NWF Senior VP of Conservation & Education Economic Story of the Week: Wyden calls for FTC investigation of Pipeline Editorial of the Week: […] Read more >

Flickr's Library of Congress photostream

Invisible Dangers, Visible Opportunity

4/11/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new proposed limits on toxic pollutants including mercury, arsenic, dioxin, acid rain and several others that make their way from our nation’s coal-burning power plants into our lakes, rivers, and habitats, threatening our […] Read more >

Coal-fired power plant on Potomac River in Alexandria, VA (by NWF's Miles Grant)

Government Shutdown = Polluter Holiday?

4/8/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

As the budget battle continues, little attention is being paid to what a federal government shutdown might mean for safety of our air, water and land if government employees are forced home. Read more >

Bald eagle by Andrew Nicholson.

Share the Facts: Wildlife Impacts of Proposed Federal Budget Cuts

4/7/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Right now, our nation’s most important conservation laws — including the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Clean Air Act — are under attack in the federal budget bill (also known as the Continuing Resolution) that Congress is expected […] Read more >