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Weekly News Roundup – March 8, 2013

3/8/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF Celebrates New Certified Sustainable Biofuel Flight Route Across The Atlantic March 8 – The National Wildlife Federation and […] Read more >

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

Lisa Jackson Stepping Down: “One of the Most Effective Leaders in EPA History”

12/27/2012 // By Miles Grant

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced today she’ll be stepping down from her post early in 2013. Under Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency has made some major progress towards protecting America’s wildlife, public health and natural resources: During her tenure, […] Read more >

Carbon Rule Comment Delivery with Polar Bear

Record-Setting Three Million Strong for Wildlife

8/14/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

This summer, wildlife have suffered the effects of the terrible wildfires, droughts, and heat caused by climate change. The Western fires sent moose fleeing their blazing habitat in Colorado, the drought turned sagebrush habitat to tinder, and warmed streams to […] Read more >

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You Ask, We Answer: Why Pebble Mine is Bad News

7/13/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

We’ve been getting some really good questions about the proposed Pebble gold and copper mine, which poses unacceptable risks to the wildlife of Bristol Bay, Alaska. Here we do our best to answer them. Q: What sort of mining process […] Read more >

Ed Perry

A Great Fishery in Dire Straits

4/3/2012 // By NWF

In August 2005, my two sons and I embarked on our annual float down the Susquehanna River. Our family has been floating the river for over 25 years, camping on the islands, and wade-fishing for smallmouth bass. We’ve floated and fished most of the area from Sunbury down to Harrisburg. Read more >

Protecting the “Incredible Bounty We’ve Been Blessed With”

3/6/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

Recently, tribal leaders, landowners, hunters, anglers, conservationists, business owners and government leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. for the White House Conservation Conference. Tourism and outdoor recreation, coastal conservation, river restoration and hunting and fishing were important topics of discussion, as […] Read more >

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Groups Call on EPA to End Harmful Shipping Practices

2/21/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

There are many reasons to hate the ‘80s: Big hair, bad music and acid-washed jeans. The 1980s were also a notoriously bad decade for the Great Lakes. That’s when ocean freighters that access the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence […] Read more >

Heartfelt Testimonies Make the Difference at Philadelphia Hearing

1/24/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Last week, I traveled to Philadelphia to testify at my first public hearing.  Upon my arrival, I immediately began to second guess myself and question my earlier enthusiasm at the opportunity to speak publically as a representative of the National […] Read more >

Come Heller or Clean Water: Dirty Water Rider Tries to Drown the Clean Water Act

11/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

There’s another nasty assault on America’s wetlands, waters and wildlife. The Dirty Water Rider, designed to handcuff the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, is creeping its way through the Senate. This misguided amendment, introduced  by Senators […] Read more >

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

Great Lakes Restoration: Day 1 in Detroit

10/13/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

We had a great Day 1 at the 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Detroit, where hundreds of Great Lakes advocates, scientists, policy makers and community leaders have gathered to help make Great Lakes restoration successful. Here are a […] Read more >