Great Lakes

Big Week to Protect Kids from Mercury

Our kids need to spend more time outside experiencing nature, developing an appreciation for wildlife and the habitat that birds, fish, butterflies and everything else (including us) depend upon.  My …

Shiawassee Flats Wetland Restoration - Birds

First Completed Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Project Means New Habitat for Wildlife, Fresh Hope for People

Last month, on a cold and windy fall afternoon in Michigan, people from across the Great Lakes region gathered for an exciting and unprecedented event: the dedication of the very …

We Can’t Fillet Our Way Out of Mercury in Fish

Avid Sportsman Bob Garner explains that we “can’t fillet our way out” of the mercury problem. Listen as he talks about the impacts of mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants …

Asian carp/ Photo courtesy USFWS

Asian Carp an Issue in 2012 Federal Budget Debate

Asian carp, the menacing invasive fish that rocket out of the water and are on the verge of storming the Great Lakes, have apparently captured the attention of Congress. Finally. …

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 …

Lake Huron

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 …

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 …

Sleeping Bear Dunes

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, …

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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