Great Lakes

Three Years Since the Toledo Drinking Water Crisis

August 2, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary since residents of Toledo awoke unable to drink their water due to toxins from a harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The harmful …

All Hands on Deck

On the last day of May, 2017, the Great Lakes Business Network – with support from the National Wildlife Federation and the Groundwork Center – teamed up with Larry Bell …

Harmful Algae Outbreaks may cancel Summer Swimming Plans

For many people, summer means soaking up the sun and cooling off with a nice swim. But harmful algae in our waterways may put a damper on summer plans. While …

Line 5 Oil Pipeline a Threat to the Great Lakes

Under the Straits of Mackinac – where the heart of America’s freshwater seas meet – runs an aging oil pipeline carrying up to 23 million gallons of oil a day. …

Oil Spills Could Impact Over 700 Miles in the Great Lakes

Today, the University of Michigan released a startling report showing how far a potential oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, could spread. The …

Tar Sands Enbridge GXL Pipelines Threaten Wildlife

As we continue to celebrate the November rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, which prevented the pumping of over 800,000 barrels per day of carbon intensive, toxic tar sands oil through …

Winning the Fight Against the Enbridge Octopus

On Monday, September 14, 2015, a Minnesota state court issued an important decision in the fight against pipeline giant Enbridge’s plans to expand its dirty oil pipeline system in the …

Summer Disaster Movie? No Thanks. NWF Fighting to Protect Great Lakes from Oil Pipeline Disaster

Imagine 90 percent of the surface freshwater in the United States in one place. Imagine much of that water flowing back and forth through a narrow channel, at a volume …

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

Remember the Kalamazoo, Stop Tar Sands!

Five years ago, I had just started with NWF and very quickly found myself in a kayak and pickup responding to what would become the largest inland oil spill in …

NWF’s Andy Buchsbaum Receives Honor from Michigan Environmental Council

We are so pleased to share the news that Andy Buchsbaum, National Wildlife Federation’s Vice President of Conservation Action, is the recipient of the 2015 Helen & William Milliken Distinguished …

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