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Come Heller or Clean Water: Dirty Water Rider Tries to Drown the Clean Water Act

11/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

There’s another nasty assault on America’s wetlands, waters and wildlife. The Dirty Water Rider, designed to handcuff the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, is creeping its way through the Senate. This misguided amendment, introduced  by Senators […] Read more >

USFWS: 1st place winner of a single wood duck. By Joseph Hautman of Plymouth, Minnesota.

Running A-Fowl of Conservation: 2012 Duck Stamp Highlights Need to Protect Wetlands

10/31/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Every duck hunter and bird watcher in America will be able to spot more waterfowl in their local post offices and sporting goods stores. The upcoming 2012 Duck Stamp will feature a wood duck in all of its colorful, iridescent […] Read more >

White River

Happy Birthday Clean Water Act

10/18/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

One of our nation’s bedrock environmental safeguards, the Clean Water Act, is 39 years old. This historic legislation was born in 1972 through strong bi-partisan support in Congress, and helped make many of our water bodies safe and clean. Unfortunately, […] Read more >

Stepping Up for Salmon

9/28/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Living in Seattle, the critical role that wild Alaskan salmon play in our state’s culture and economy is clear. Salmon are a staple of our regional cuisine and the source of thousands of jobs. But these benefits reach far beyond […] Read more >

Northern pintails by Larry Hitchens

Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part Two: Northern Pintails

8/24/2011 // By Laura Tangley

It’s easy to see why the northern pintail is known as the “greyhound of the air.” A long, slender, small-headed and long-necked duck—propelled by narrow, elongated wings—the sleek pintail seems designed for speed. This quick and graceful flier stands out easily […] Read more >

Sockeye Salmon

Between a Sockeye and a Hard Rock Mining Place

8/12/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

For hunters, anglers, commercial fishermen and women and Alaska Natives, Bristol Bay is an untouched wilderness, home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon runs. It also supports a rich ecosystem filled with other wildlife like bears, wolves, moose and caribou. […] Read more >

Photo: Susan Lehman

Oh Deer! Energy Exploration Could Affect Wildlife Out West

8/10/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil and natural gas may be valuable resources out West, but so are the area’s wildlife and outdoor heritage. Increased energy exploration, however, could make certain species much harder to find. Mule deer, pronghorn antelopes, greater sage grouse, raptors and […] Read more >

Algal bloom at dock

Toxic Algae Bloom Confirmed in Western Lake Erie

8/9/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer is a research assistant at the NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, working on a report on nutrients and harmful algal blooms. It’s official – western Lake Erie is experiencing its first toxic algae bloom of the year. […] Read more >

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Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

7/28/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s deficit.  But looking at the bigger picture over the last […] Read more >

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

7/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

The U.S. House of Representatives today takes up a bill that would halt endangered species listings, block Clean Water Act protections, and gut the Clean Air Act. Why would any member of Congress support it? As National Wildlife Federation President […] Read more >