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Moving People out of Floodplains to Protect Them and Wildlife

3/22/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Rising Water At first the rains come as a light drizzle, tapping out a soothing melody on rooftops and windowpanes. Soon the tempo quickens to a loud drum beat of impending danger. As the rain falls harder and harder the […] Read more >

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

3/20/2012 // By NWF

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. Read more >

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Development in Floodplains – bad for people and wildlife

3/12/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

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 water. As the water picks up speed it begins to […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – December 23, 2011

12/23/2011 // 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: Historic Limits on Toxic Mercury Become Final December 21 – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new air […] Read more >

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Mississippi River Flooding: How You Can Help

5/18/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Intense flooding is devastating communities along the Mississippi River, but there are ways you can help. Here is a list of organizatons providing flood relief efforts: Aidmatrix Network http://www.aidmatrixnetwork.org Web resource lists all the organizations that are involved in the […] Read more >

How your flood losses are increasing: whether you live in a floodplain or not.

3/29/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Growing up in Seattle, I have learned to live with the rain. Through the years I have accumulated many stylish brands of rain boots, jackets, and umbrellas. But now that I have moved into my first home, the rain is […] Read more >

Fed Govt. Gets Greener (Oh, and Saves $102 Million)

7/30/2009 // By Miles Grant

Sometimes articles about government tightening its belt and articles about government trying to save money can sound awfully similar. Case in point – today’s Wall Street Journal: The Justice Department estimates it can save $573,000 through fiscal 2010 by setting […] Read more >