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Hatchery-raised Fish Cause Concern, Raise Need for More Research

4/3/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

A new study, recently released in the journal Aquaculture, highlights concerns that hatchery-raised trout appear to be slower than wild trout, making them more susceptible to predation once released. Scientists from Washington University have compared hatchery-raised and wild trout in […] Read more >

Barges sit along the Mississippi River near the confluence of the Missouri River.

Shortsightedness Leads to Decline of River Habitat

2/14/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

America’s mightiest river, the Mississippi River, cuts through the middle of this country for more than 2,350 miles, providing habitat for hundreds of fish and wildlife species, but humans have attempted to control this scenic river for their own gain—often […] Read more >

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Music and Arts Festival Celebrates Wild Salmon and Bristol Bay

6/19/2013 // By Les Welsh

Come to Alaska this summer and join National Wildlife Federation’s Alaska affiliate, the Renewable Resources Foundation, for Salmonstock—a three-day music and arts festival celebrating Bristol Bay, wild salmon and the people who depend upon them! Held August 2-4 at the […] Read more >

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Building a National Constituency for America’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

9/4/2012 // By Les Welsh

Considered the most endangered marine mammal found only in U.S. waters and one of the rarest marine mammals in the world, the Hawaiian monk seal needs citizens from across the nation speaking up on its behalf if it is going […] Read more >

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Sea-Run Eastern Brook Trout Find Climate Champions at Red Brook

5/24/2011 // By Christopher Hilke

What does a successful on-the-ground climate adaptation initiative look like? Check out Red Brook, Massachusetts. NWF’s Northeast Regional Center is working with a broad coalition of partners to help sea run brook trout or “salters” at Massachusetts Red Brook-Century Bog […] Read more >

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Bad Riders On the Storm

4/8/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The government shutdown clock is ticking away furiously in Washington, D.C. as Congress wrestles with a budget agreement. While many Americans have no choice but to ride out the storm, bad water riders in the house-passed Continuing Resolution, or H.R.1, […] Read more >

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BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

2/22/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

It’s been a bad month in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week BP decided to stop playing nice.  Ken Feinberg, who the oil giant chose to run its compensation fund for spill victims, recently released a report estimating fishermen’s losses.  […] Read more >

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Should we plug the hole in the St. Clair River?

2/4/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Two years ago when I started working on the issue of Great Lakes water loss I went to a meeting in Canada. When crossing the border, much to my surprise, the border guard asked me, “Are you going to plug […] Read more >

Lessons from Exxon Valdez: Turning Anger to Action

5/27/2010 // By NWF

The effects of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound are still being felt 20 years later. Alaskan citizens impacted by the spill turned their anger into energy to take action and keep this from happening again. We need to do the same for the Gulf Coast and prevent another dirty energy disaster.
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Some Good News For Ocean Fisheries

7/30/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new study finds some signs of recovery from overfishing in several areas around the globe. Physorg.com reports: Scientists have joined forces in a groundbreaking assessment on the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems. The two-year study, led by Boris […] Read more >