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Asian Carp Invade Land of 10,000 Lakes

12/14/2011 // By Marc Smith

Minnesota is heralded as The Land of 10,000 Lakes.  This is no exaggeration; there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres in size.  Not to mention the vast, deep and cold Lake Superior.  Those waters, together with forests, parks, and […] Read more >

Less than 4 miles from a coal-fired power plant, my kids enjoyed this beach only once the past 2 years.

Big Week to Protect Kids from Mercury

12/12/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

Our kids need to spend more time outside experiencing nature, developing an appreciation for wildlife and the habitat that birds, fish, butterflies and everything else (including us) depend upon.  My family would love to spend more time at this great […] Read more >

NWF Appeals Court Approval of Controversial Mine

12/12/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

National Wildlife Federation and other conservation groups are appealing a Michigan court ruling that allowed a controversial metallic sulfide mine to be drilled below one of the Midwest’s finest trout streams. Opponents claim the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality should […] Read more >

Environmentalists, sportsmen, and labor officials gather round the Duramax engine - assembled at 8:30am that very morning - and marvel at its performance, efficiency and pollution-control technology.

EPA Rule Powers Clean Tech Engine, Jobs in Ohio

12/12/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

CLEAN TECH BOOSTS JOBS, SAVES MONEY, CUTS POLLUTION, DRIVES PERFORMANCE If you drive a big pick-up truck at work or when you hunt or fish, you know there are more choices when it comes to engine technology.  Recently, NWF joined […] Read more >

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First Completed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project Means New Habitat for Wildlife, Fresh Hope for People

12/9/2011 // By Celia Haven

Last month, on a cold and windy fall afternoon in Michigan, people from across the Great Lakes region gathered for an exciting and unprecedented event: the dedication of the very first completed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project. The Shiawassee Flats […] Read more >

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Why Storytelling Will Save Wildlife

12/8/2011 // By Becky Lentz

  The definition of an epiphany (or one definition) is “a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something”.  How I love a good epiphany.  Mine usually begin like this, “Oh my gosh, I am right and you are […] Read more >

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We Can’t Fillet Our Way Out of Mercury in Fish

12/6/2011 // By Brenda Archambo

Avid Sportsman Bob Garner explains that we “can’t fillet our way out” of the mercury problem. Listen as he talks about the impacts of mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants to our natural resources, economy and way of life. Bob […] Read more >

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Asian Carp an Issue in 2012 Federal Budget Debate

12/6/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Asian carp, the menacing invasive fish that rocket out of the water and are on the verge of storming the Great Lakes, have apparently captured the attention of Congress. Finally. The invasive fish could be part of the U.S. Senate’s […] Read more >

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Mercury Impacts to Loons & Michigan Lakes Draws Thousands of Conservationists & Anglers

12/3/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

Scientist Dave Evers has been studying loons in Michigan’s Seney National Wildlife Refuge impacted by mercury pollution since the late 1980s. He found mercury contamination in the very first loons he tested and since then has studied over 5,000 of […] Read more >

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Bringing the Great Lakes Home

12/2/2011 // By NWF

Jennifer Hill serves as the Great Lakes Restoration Field Manager in the Great Lakes Natural Resource Center of the National Wildlife Federation.  I’ve Chosen My Cause, What’s Yours? Yesterday, I was able to bring a little piece of the Great […] Read more >