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A family of five curious River Otters in Lime Kiln State Park on Washington's San Juan Island. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler Davis.

We OTTER Protect Clean Water

Looking beyond the hackneyed pun, the statement is as true as it ever was: we need to protect our waters in the United States. This includes all waters, particularly critical headwater …

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What’s the Condition of the Pipeline Beneath the Straits of Mackinac: VIDEO

This past July, NWF conducted a diving expedition to obtain footage of aging oil pipelines strung across one of the most sensitive locations in the Great Lakes, and possibly the …

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North Dakota Volunteers to Lead Conservation Campaign

Volunteers in North Dakota are coming together to lead one of the most important conservation campaigns in the state’s history—which is critical to protect North Dakota’s wildlife and conserve the …

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Dolphins Call Each Other Out by Their Names

Although we don’t talk to dolphins, we are learning more about how they communicate with one another.  A recent study released by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland gives evidence …

Emaciated pelicans began dying in the lagoon starting in February. Andrea Westmoreland/Flickr.

Troubled Waters – Mysterious Wildlife Deaths in Indian River Lagoon

It sounds like a scene straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel – mysterious marine mammal and bird deaths haunting a once pristine South Florida lagoon. A historically vibrant estuary …

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The Public Has Spoken: Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Is National Economic Restoration

July 8th marked the end of a public comment period for the Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Council’s Draft Plan. National Wildlife Federation and Environmental Defense Fund’s members submitted an astounding 37, …

This Year’s Outlook for Water Levels and Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

We’ve been getting A LOT of rain in the Great Lakes region this year. Some of it falling like a missle from severe storms. See, for example, a tree through …

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Supreme Court to Water Resource Managers: Just Say No to Filling Wetlands and Floodplains?

With last week’s 5-4 ruling in Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District, the Supreme Court has made it harder for state and local water resource managers to protect …

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Don’t Leave Florida’s Springs Out to Dry

Once upon a time, in a swampy, far away land, there were crystal clear natural springs that mesmerized visitors traveling to Florida from miles and miles away. Before the wonderful …

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Wildlife Friendly Solutions to Flooding and Other Water Challenges

Imagine your house regularly floods when the local river leaves its banks after a heavy rain.  Now imagine that your Congressman announces a plan to build a levee along the …

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