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NWF activists support Rep. Lois Capps and Rep. Jan Schakowsky as they work to limit mercury pollution

Capps Amendment Protects People and Wildlife from Harmful Mercury Pollution

7/29/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

A press conference was held on Capitol Hill today in support of an amendment to the House Environment and Interior Appropriations bill that would protect people and wildlife by striking a rider in the bill that delays the Environmental Protection Agency’s  ability to […] Read more >

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Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

7/28/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s deficit.  But looking at the bigger picture over the last […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: Turn Down the Heat

7/26/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Wrong Pipeline, Wrong Oil Quote: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Economic Story of the Week: Energy-Saving LEDs , Unstoppable Editorial of the Week: Sizzle Factor for a Restless Climate Bad News for Bears Clean […] Read more >

Over 630,000 Support Strong EPA Mercury Pollution Limits. How Many Is That?

7/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Global-Warming/2011/07-19-11-More-Than-600000-Americans-Support-Strong-Mercury-Pollution-Safeguards.aspx Enough to fill the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park nearly 17 times, or the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium 9 times. Enough to fill the football stadiums at Michigan (109,901), Penn State (107,283), Tennessee (102,455), Ohio State (102,329), Alabama (101,821) and Louisiana State (92,400), […] Read more >

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Asian Carp: Not Grandma’s Type of Fish

7/21/2011 // By Simone Lightfoot

Early memories of fishing with our grandma included regular warnings to never eat the carp! As a child, the actively agile carp was a tough fish to get into the boat once it was hooked.  Successful bouts at pulling them […] Read more >

One Year Later, Michigan Tar Sands Oil Spill - Ceresco Dam

Realities of a Tar Sands Oil Spill, One Year Later

7/21/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Around this time last year, I made an emergency trip home to Battle Creek, Mich., after hearing reports of a major oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. The oil disaster gushed nearly 1 million gallons of tar sands oil into […] Read more >

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Touching, Smelling and Tasting Nature in North Carolina

7/21/2011 // By Max Greenberg

If you’re like me—and the rules of blogging dictate that I must assume you are—you hear ‘Davidson’ and think of former Davidson College great Stephen Curry, a 2008-09 consensus first-team All-American and current Golden State Warrior (If you’re really, really […] Read more >

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Climate Change Makes Us Sick – Literally

7/19/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer, a graduate of the Aquatic Sciences master’s program at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, is a research assistant at NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center. She is currently working on a report on […] Read more >

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NWF, Mo’Nique and Flavor Flav

7/18/2011 // By David Mizejewski

Last week I appeared on The Mo’Nique Show with some of amazing animal ambassadors to promote NWF’s Symbolic Wildlife Adoption program.   This was a big milestone because it was NWF’s first appearance on a late night show, and it […] Read more >

Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

7/13/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Field Highlights: Hot Hot Heat (Advisory) It’s officially summer, and while we’re all enjoying some fun in the sun there are a few reasons to stay indoors this July: ozone alert days.   Last week in Holyoke, Massachusetts where they have already experienced […] Read more >