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

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 …

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

Why Storytelling Will Save Wildlife

  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 …

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

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 …

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Asian Carp an Issue in 2012 Federal Budget Debate

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. …

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

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 …

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Bringing the Great Lakes Home

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 …

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Video: Ecologist Turns Advocate After Enbridge Disaster

“Having this [Enbridge] oil spill come down through a watershed where we’ve been working to clean up old pollution for a long time now…for me it was a punch in …

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Bravely Standing Up For Her Children and Community – How an Oil Spill Transformed One Woman’s Life

[br] As parents, we want to make sure our children feel safe and inspired. We want them to embrace life and jump at opportunity. When terrible things happen in the …

Big Changes for Santa Claus

HO HO HO! Santa Claus is coming to town in just a few weeks. As we, hopefully, behave well to make the “nice” list and bake our delicious cookies to …

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Giving Thanks for Changes that Benefit the Great Lakes

[br] Many Americans will eagerly sit down for Thanksgiving Dinner, only to be put on the spot by a well-intentioned but misguided host. “Before we eat,” the host will announce, …

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