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Weekly News Roundup- July 12,2013

7/12/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Enter the National Wildlife’s Photo Contest before July 15! Registered users can vote for their favorite photo for the People’s Choice Award here. Orcas are in danger from dirty coal. Speak up …

This Year’s Outlook for Water Levels and Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes

7/12/2013 // By Melinda Koslow

We’ve been getting A LOT of rain in the Great Lakes region this year. Some of it falling like a missle from severe storms. See, for example, a tree through the wall of my friend’s bedroom in Minnesota caused by …

Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline runs under the straits of Mackinac.  Photo: MDOT

Starting a Movement in the Great Lakes

7/9/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

In 2010, the largest and costliest oil spill in our nation’s history tore into the Kalamazoo River and its wetlands. An oil pipeline owned and operated by Enbridge Energy, the Canadian tar sands pipeline giant responsible for more than 800 …


Weekly News Roundup- June 28, 2013

6/28/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Bill June 26- The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new bill in the U.S. Senate that would help bolster federal efforts to restore the Great Lakes, the source of 20 percent …

Deji Akinpelu

From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

6/28/2013 // By Carla Brown

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story!

John Gale on a farm hunting

Spending Time on a Farm Made Me a Conservationist

6/14/2013 // By Carla Brown

Did time on a farm inspire you to care about wildlife and natural places? Check out these farm memories from National Wildlife Federation staff and volunteers, and then share your stories.

Weekly News Roundup- May 10, 2013

5/10/2013 // By Anne Goddard

 Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: Inexcusable for EPA Nominee to be Denied Fair Vote May 9– Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Republicans …

Weekly News Roundup- May 3, 2013

5/3/2013 // By Anne Goddard

  National Wildlife Federation Announces Young Reporters for the Environment USA Winners May 3– The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the U.S. host of the international Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) program, announces the 2013 middle and high school winners of the Young …

Credit: Ohio Sea Grant September 10, 2009.

Heavy Rains, Runoff, Toxic to Wildlife

5/2/2013 // By Melinda Koslow

Lake Erie is experiencing a one-two punch of heavy rains and excess farm runoff that influences the magnitude of algae toxic to wildlife and humans. In a recent report: Taken by Storm: How Heavy Rain is Worsening Algal Blooms in …

MI Student Earth Day Photos

4/24/2013 // By Liz Starke

On campuses and in communities everywhere the fight against fossil fuels is ramping up. It seems like everyday I hear more news about students holding eye-catching events to ask their administrations to divest from fossil fuels or people of all …