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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 >

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Asian Carp: Not Grandma’s Type of Fish

7/21/2011 // By Simone Lightfoot

Early memories of fishing with our grandma included regular warnings to never eat the carp! As a child, the actively agile carp was a tough fish to get into the boat once it was hooked.  Successful bouts at pulling them […] Read more >

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Tell Congress to Stop Slashing Great Lakes Restoration

7/19/2011 // By NWF

Celia Haven works on Great Lakes Restoration and Climate Adaptation at NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center. Efforts to restore the Great Lakes could suffer a huge blow in the next week as the Interior-Environmental Protection Agency funding bill moves to […] Read more >

Algae bloom photo by heathzib, flickr.com.

Climate Change Makes Us Sick – Literally

7/19/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer, a graduate of the Aquatic Sciences master’s program at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, is a research assistant at NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center. She is currently working on a report on […] Read more >

Take Action to Stop Power Plants from Shredding Fish

7/15/2011 // By Ana Diaz

I’m a student in upstate New York, and feel grateful to get to look out on Cayuga Lake every day. It has always been a vibrant ecosystem, and the community in the village of Aurora that surrounds this national treasure […] Read more >

Lake Michigan beach at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, Michigan

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Great Lakes Compact

7/12/2011 // By Marc Smith

Halfway through efforts to implement the Great Lakes Compact, a new report by the National Wildlife Federation provides an honest critique of the states’ progress:  the good, the bad, and the ugly. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:  Implementation […] Read more >

Video — Great Lakes and Invasives and Oil, Oh My!

7/7/2011 // By Neil Kagan

Two of the greatest threats to the greatest of lakes – invasive species and submerged oil pipelines – were the subject of a Detroit public television legal affairs program on which I recently appeared.  Among other things, Michigan Law School […] Read more >

Kalamazoo River polluted with raw tar sands crude

Great Lakes Lawmakers Push for Dangerous Oil Pipelines, Despite Apparent Pipeline Safety Issues

7/6/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Several Congressional members, and Great Lakes State Legislators, are shamefully showing support for the Keystone XL pipeline before pipeline safety and environmental concerns raised by the EPA, some members of Congress and over 265,000 citizens have been adequately addressed. Oil extraction […] Read more >

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Scientist Confirm Asian Carp Are Major Threat to the Great Lakes

6/30/2011 // By Marc Smith

Today, leading Great Lakes scientists announced a new report that examines the extent of the Asian carp threat in the Great Lakes. Asian carp are a huge threat to the Great Lakes and this report shows just how critical we must […] Read more >