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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 >

Canoeing in the Great Lakes

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 >

Algal bloom at dock

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. Flickr photo by heathzib.

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 >