Great Lakes

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge (M. Murray)

Planning for Climate Change in Michigan Coastal Wetlands

How will Great Lakes coastal wetlands fare in a changing climate? It is clear that coastal areas may be subject to a diverse set of impacts, ranging from warmer water temperatures, significant water level changes, generally decreased ice cover, and increased spring storm events.

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

State Department Approves Illegal Scheme for Doubling Tar Sands Flowing through the Great Lakes

Updated: Take action below to tell the State Department not to allow expansion of the Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline. On August 18, 2014, the State Department posted documents that show …

NWF President Collin O'Mara discusses the harmful algal bloom with reporters near Toledo's water intake cistern in Lake Erie. NWF photo by Frank Szollosi.

Toxic Algal Bloom Threatens Wildlife and Shuts Down Drinking Water to Toledo

Early Saturday morning I was abruptly woken up by a neighbor knocking on the door. He actually then opened a window, saying “Don’t drink the water! Don’t let the kids …

Mountain lion cubs at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue.

Weekly News Roundup: California Mountain Lions are Winning and more

The pursuit of a new wildlife crossing in Los Angeles is in the works thanks to the combined effort of the National Wildlife Federation, California Department of Transportation and our …

Weekly News Roundup: Great American Backyard Campout Quickly Approaching and more

  |   May 30, 2014

With June only a couple of days away, that leaves our Great American Backyard Campout only a couple of weeks away! This year, we are aiming for 200,000 people to join …

Cerulean Warbler

Ohio Must Reject Attacks on Clean Energy

Spring time in Ohio means hundreds of thousands of migratory birds will once again descend on Ohio fields, lakes and ponds—critical habitats that are being put at risk from climate …

Empire Bluff from the south. Flickr photo by Jim Sorbie.

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes Gains Wilderness Protection

When you think of walking along a sandy beach at dusk with waves lapping at your feet, watching the sun dip below the horizon, you’re probably not picturing somewhere in …

Moose

Struggling Moose Now Face a Toxic New Threat

Several moose populations are struggling in places where this majestic animal was once a common sight.  In New Hampshire, the number of moose has dipped to fewer than 5,000 across …

Asian Carp

Help Defend the Great Lakes from Asian Carp

If you live in the Great Lakes region, you have a tremendous opportunity to stand up and protect them by voicing your support for a plan to keep Asian carp …

Great blue heron

Members of Congress Take First Step to Protect Wildlife from Oil Spills

Over 4,000 citizens nationwide have united to pressure our Great Lakes Senators to protect our waters from oil spills! After having a flood of concerned constituents reach out to their …

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