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A manatee nurses her calf in the warm waters of the Three Sister's Spring. Photo by John Muhilly.

Clean Water Rule Safeguards Streams

12/18/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

Small streams eventually become big rivers. That’s the commonsense principle behind the new Clean Water Rule, which will restore Clean Water Act protections to smaller streams and nearby wetlands. This week, clean water and wildlife saw an important victory as …

Taking Flight For Water

10/23/2015 // By Guest Author

Voices from the Field: Sportsmen Speak Out This week the National Wildlife Federation, Trout Unlimited, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and Izaak Walton League are hosting sportsmen and outdoor business leaders for a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., to meet with …

Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

10/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final amended rule to protect waters from coal power plants’ discharges. These plants contribute about thirty percent of all toxic pollutants discharged to surface waters. NWF applauds the EPA’s action to further reduce pollution that harms and poisons fish, …

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Clean Water: Delaware’s Clear Choice Campaign

9/24/2015 // By Guest Author

Walking your dog along the trails at Ashland Nature Center, bird watching off the boardwalk at the DuPont Environmental Education Center, picking vegetables at Coverdale Farm Preserve, and canoeing on the Abbott’s Mill pond are a big part of Delaware …

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Hog Factory Threatens Fish and Wildlife on Buffalo National Scenic River in Arkansas

9/3/2015 // By Kelly Wagner

In a natural wonderland in northwestern Arkansas, the Buffalo National Scenic River runs through picturesque terrain that serves as a home to a number of endangered species, including the Gray Bat. But now, a massive hog factory poses an ecosystem …

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Together We Can Make a Splash for Wildlife and Clean Water

7/7/2015 // By Dani Tinker

We all need clean water to survive. When I see a wild animal splish-splashing around in wetlands, rivers or streams, it renews my love for clean water. This month we want to “make a splash” for clean water by passing along our …

Moose depend on clean water in rivers, streams and ponds, where they feed on aquatic plants.
Photo by Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Leah Serna.

5 Reasons Why Oil and Water Don’t Mix for Wildlife

7/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

We all know that oil and water don’t mix. But the stakes are especially high for wildlife when oil spills into the lakes, streams and rivers where wildlife live. If industry has its way, more tar sands oil – a …

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Is That Sushi Safe, Kingfisher?

5/11/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

If you love paddling, swimming or just walking along the banks of creeks and rivers like I do, you are probably familiar with the head-turning chatter of the Belted Kingfisher as it flies upstream, making its way between streamside perches.  …

Weekly News Roundup: Standing up for Wetlands, Streams & more!

4/17/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Wildlife like river otters depend on clean water and healthy rivers to live. Without clean water, we are putting countless river otters and other wildlife in danger. Right now, members of Congress need to hear your voice! Urge them to …

Weekly News Roundup: Send us your wildlife questions and more

3/27/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Do you have questions about wildlife that you would like to be answered by a real wildlife expert? Well, here is your chance! Make a donation to NWF’s Membership Month campaign before March 31st and you’ll have the opportunity to submit your …

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