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Proposed Rule Fails to Protect Central Texas Rivers and Bays

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) proposed a rule on Friday, April 13th that will determine the amount of water that must remain flowing in Central and South Central …

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What National Wildlife Week Means To Me

The endangered gray wolf was the poster child of the 1974 National Wildlife Week, whose theme was “We Care About Endangered Wildlife.” It’s also the reason that I came to …

Comparison of fish at the same age, reared in the main river channel (left) and reared in the floodplain (right). Source: Jeffres et al., 2008

Puget Sound’s Vanishing Salmon

In the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with the kinds of surroundings that most people just read about in the glossy pages of magazines. Accordingly, we want to build homes and businesses as close to that natural beauty as we can get – often, in floodplains. Unfortunately, in doing so, we destroy the natural systems that sustain this essential ecosystem.

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The Slow Revival of America’s Grizzlies

During the winter of 1804-05, when they were camped for the season in North Dakota, the Lewis and Clark Expedition heard the Mandan Indians speak of a fearsome great “white” bear that they’d encounter further west. Sure enough, the following year they became the first non-indigenous Americans to encounter grizzly bears.

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Development in Floodplains – bad for people and wildlife

It is a story told throughout the world; the once docile and tame river rising from its banks to spill out over the surrounding area in a torrent of muddy …

NWF Legal Victory for Florida Panther Leads to Greater Protections for Salmon, Whales and Sea Turtles

In 2005, National Wildlife Federation celebrated a major legal victory (pdf) in our fight to save the Florida panther. The case was a landmark moment for NWF, as the court …

Settle the BP Oil Spill Litigation? Maybe, But Let’s Not Let BP Shortchange the Gulf Yet Again

Next week, the long-awaited trial begins to decide the liability of BP, Transocean, Halliburton and other companies involved with the April 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The trial …

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Houston Toads: New Victims of Climate Change

Climate change isn’t just making the mercury rise; it is causing a lot of other problems, including extreme droughts and wildfires. These accelerating global warming impacts are very troubling for the Houston toad, and …

Miami Blue Butterfly, Photo credit: Jeffrey Glassberg, Ph.D

Vanishing Beauty: Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly Losing to Invasive Green Iguana

The Sunshine State is a little less bright and colorful now that the tiny and endangered Miami blue butterflyis facing a new challenge to its survival.  Large Central American iguanas …

Campus Youth – Enter the NWF Journey in your Backyard Sweepstakes to win a trip to the adventurous island of Oahu

National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island to inspire students and their families to get outdoors, to explore nature and to learn about …

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