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Ways You and the Kids Can Celebrate Shark Week

7/29/2011 // By Danielle Brigida

With Shark Week starting on July 31st this year, we wanted to take a few moments to honor these amazing creatures that play vital roles within their ecosystem. You may fear them, but we need to be a lot more […] Read more >

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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Oiled Bald Eagle Among Yellowstone River Oil Spill Victims

7/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

As fish show signs of stress, a live oiled bald eagle has been spotted in Montana’s Yellowstone River oil spill zone, along with a dead owl and several dead ducks covered in oil. Read more >

Take Action to Stop Power Plants from Shredding Fish

7/15/2011 // By Ana Diaz

I’m a student in upstate New York, and feel grateful to get to look out on Cayuga Lake every day. It has always been a vibrant ecosystem, and the community in the village of Aurora that surrounds this national treasure […] Read more >

Townhalls Inspiring Action

6/3/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

This past Wednesday, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) partnered with Democracia USA, a national non-partisan Hispanic civic engagement organization, to put on a townhall-style event in Camden, NJ (outside of Philadelphia) entitled “Hispanics, the Environment, and the Impact of the […] Read more >

Ed Perry speaks on behalf of fishermen concerned about mercury contamination

Public Demands Mercury-Free Fish at Pa. EPA Hearing

5/26/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

A wave of fishermen, moms, doctors, scientists, and even industry representatives spoke out in support of EPA’s new rule makings that would limit over 90% of mercury from being emitted by coal fired power plants on Tuesday. The hearing, held in […] Read more >

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Great Lakes restoration is producing huge dividends

5/16/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

A Great Lakes restoration project in Muskegon, Mi., is producing the kind of financial returns that would make stockbrokers envious. The $10 million shoreline restoration project on Muskegon Lake will generate more than $66 million in economic benefits, according to […] Read more >

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Moms and Kids Counting on EPA for Cleaner Air

5/4/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the wake of the American Lung Association’s report that 155 million American people live in polluted areas, we can help give young moms, future moms, babies and youngsters cleaner air and good health by supporting the U. S. Environmental […] Read more >

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Earth Day Commandments for the Great Lakes

4/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

I was at a party recently when a friend began interrogating me about what I was doing to protect the Great Lakes from polluters, invasive species and other problems facing the largest source of surface freshwater on the planet. “Well, […] Read more >

Researcher at Dauphin Island Sea Lab tests red snapper samples, October 2010 (via Flickr's BP America)

New Questions About Sick Fish In Gulf

4/14/2011 // By Miles Grant

While tests so far are inconclusive, one scientist says he’s “never seen anything like” the sick fish turning up in the Gulf. Read more >