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Weekly News Roundup- April 26, 2013

4/26/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Honoring the River: How Hardrock Mining Impacts Tribal Communities April 25- For more than a century, American Indian tribes […] Read more >

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Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!

4/5/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened subspecies of the American black bear, and is found in […] Read more >

White ibises in the Turner River, in the Florida Everglades. Flickr photo by Chauncey Davis.

Congress and Water Projects in America: The Latest on the Water Resources Development Act

4/3/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Two weeks ago the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reported the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), which is the main vehicle for authorizing billions of dollars worth of water projects to be studied, planned, and constructed by […] Read more >

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Peru Stands up to Big Oil. Will U.S. and Ecuador?

3/26/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

Last year my husband and I honeymooned in Machu Picchu, Peru. In Quechua — the language spoken by the Inca who built the city — Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain.” Many human hands have touched this architectural and spiritual marvel, […] Read more >

The endangered interior least tern is found along the Mississippi River in the New Madrid Floodway. (USFWS Endangered Species/Flickr)

Stop the New Madrid Levee to Protect Mississippi River Wildlife!

2/6/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Meet the endangered interior least tern. These quirky, darting birds migrate from North America to Central and South America, and rely on areas along the Missouri, Ohio, Red, Rio Grande, and Mississippi river systems for breeding habitat. One particular spot […] Read more >

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The Fiscal Cliff and Ohio

12/19/2012 // By Avelino Maestas

If you’ve been reading Wildlife Promise lately, you know that the impending fiscal cliff—which includes “sequestration,” a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts—could be pretty awful for wildlife (and people, too). These cuts […] Read more >

The Clean Water Act: Up Close and Personal

10/18/2012 // By Jeff Skelding

There’s an adage about the sport of fishing that suggests a person can pursue this national pastime for an entire lifetime and never come to the realization that catching fish has very little to do with what they actually seek. I […] Read more >

Fishing the Nottoway: A Clean Water Blessing

10/18/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Jeff Turner, Blackwater/Nottoway Riverkeeper My Dad and I were fishing the Nottoway River in Virginia a few years ago, a river I grew up on and now protect as a Riverkeeper. We had fished all […] Read more >

Lower Slate Lake, Alaska

The Clean Water Act: 40 Years and Still a Work in Progress

10/17/2012 // By Tony Turrini

This week marks the 4oth anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA).  This complex and far-reaching law was a milestone back in 1972 and remains a pillar of America’s environmental policy and commitment to future generations. The CWA reflects a […] Read more >

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California Love: 40 Years of Clean Water Act Protections

10/16/2012 // By Robyn Fischer

This Thursday marks the 4oth Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which begs the question: what has the Clean Water Act done for your favorite waters—the very waters you swim in, you fish on, and/or you get your drinking water from? […] Read more >