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Pipelines Part of the American Reality

11/21/2011 // By Carla Brown

Environmentalists are relieved to hear that the Obama administration has delayed the decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. But most Americans probably do not know that pipelines already criss-cross our neighborhoods and countryside. For Susan Connolly of Michigan, pipelines were […] Read more >

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Enbridge Tar Sands Oil Spill Disaster in the Kalamazoo River is Worse than Originally Reported

11/16/2011 // By Beth Wallace

On November 9th, the U.S. EPA updated their webpage to reflect the latest recovery efforts for the Enbridge tar sands oil spill.  It is now being reported that well over 1.1 million gallons of tar sands oil has been recovered from […] Read more >

Invasive Species Removal Inspires Action

11/10/2011 // By Rachel Neuenfeldt

Last Saturday, I spent the afternoon waist deep in thorn thickets sawing down growths of the invasive autumn olive shrubs. Manual labor was not in my plans when I signed up to attend a field trip for my conservation biology […] Read more >

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Update: House of Representatives approves bill allowing more invasive species in Great Lakes

11/3/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 4 approved legislation that would leave the Great Lakes and other U.S. waters vulnerable to invasive species that live in ocean freighters’ ballast water tanks. The House approved H.R. 2838, the Coast Guard […] Read more >

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Old Pipeline New Risks

10/24/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Those fortunate enough to travel through the Straits of Mackinac have experienced the beauty of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron emerging as one as you pass through the gateway of mountainous sand dunes in the Lower Peninsula to steep cliffs and adventure in the […] Read more >

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

Great Lakes Restoration: Day 1 in Detroit

10/13/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

We had a great Day 1 at the 7th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Detroit, where hundreds of Great Lakes advocates, scientists, policy makers and community leaders have gathered to help make Great Lakes restoration successful. Here are a […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – October 7, 2011

10/7/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Mass Opposition to Keystone XL in DC Today October 7 – It was a festive atmosphere outside the Ronald […] Read more >

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Jump-starting Restoration: Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition Announces Grants to Help Great Lakes

8/22/2011 // By Celia Haven

Growing up swimming in the clear, cool water of Lake Superior I was blissfully unaware that the Great Lakes were under attack. I had a pretty good grasp of environmental issues  in my hometown – I knew why we didn’t […] Read more >

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Toxic Algae Bloom Confirmed in Western Lake Erie

8/9/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer is a research assistant at the NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, working on a report on nutrients and harmful algal blooms. It’s official – western Lake Erie is experiencing its first toxic algae bloom of the year. […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – July 22, 2011

7/22/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Keystone XL Meetings Should Focus on Toxics Disclosure, NWF Says July 22 – The State Department has […] Read more >