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Weekly News Roundup – April 29, 2011

4/29/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: America’s First ‘Green Flag’ Flies Over Sustainable Savannah School April 29, 2011 – Savannah Country Day School […] Read more >

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Hard Rock Mines Threaten the Nation’s Waters

4/27/2011 // By Tony Turrini

Metal prices are on a tear. Both gold and silver prices recently hit all-time highs. While this is good news for investors, it should alarm anyone who cares about clean water and wildlife. That’s because these soaring prices have caused […] 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 >

Oil & Boom in Louisiana Marsh, June 2010

Restoring the Clean Water Act Can Help Restore the Gulf Coast

4/20/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil and water don’t mix, a reality people and wildlife along Gulf Coast must confront every day. This week marks the one year anniversary of the Gulf oil disaster, an anniversary no one is celebrating. Lives were lost in the […] Read more >

Scott Bauer

Bad Riders On the Storm

4/8/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The government shutdown clock is ticking away furiously in Washington, D.C. as Congress wrestles with a budget agreement. While many Americans have no choice but to ride out the storm, bad water riders in the house-passed Continuing Resolution, or H.R.1, […] 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 >

Louisiana Black Bear photo by DOI

“America’s Amazon” Saved Once and for All: A Resounding Victory for Wildlife

4/5/2011 // By Caroline Wick

Last week a judge issued a decision that protects 200,000 acres of Mississippi River delta wetlands once and for all.  The decision ends the proposed Yazoo Pumps project, which would have drained an area about the size of New York […] Read more >

Chicago is Ground Zero in the Asian Carp Battle

Americans Run Hot On Water, Cool On Global Warming

3/29/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Dirty water is the main environmental worry for Americans according to a new Gallup poll. Out of nine possible concerns asked in a survey, water issues are listed in the top four, followed closely by air pollution.    American’s Top Environmental […] Read more >

NWF Rally at US Capitol, March 2, 2011

NWF, Congressional Allies Rally to Defend Clean Air, Water

3/2/2011 // By Miles Grant

Dozens of National Wildlife Federation members, supporters and partners rallied at the U.S. Capitol today, asking members of Congress to stand up for America’s air, water, wildlife and public health. Representatives Jim Moran (VA-08), Rush Holt (NJ-12), Raul Grijalva (AZ-07), […] Read more >