Great Lakes

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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 …

Weekly News Roundup – December 2, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign Launches New Website November …

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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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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 …

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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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Pipelines Part of the American Reality

[br] 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 …

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

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 …

Invasive Species Removal Inspires Action

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 …

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

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 …

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Old Pipeline New Risks

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 …

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