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Groups Call on EPA to End Harmful Shipping Practices

2/21/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

There are many reasons to hate the ‘80s: Big hair, bad music and acid-washed jeans. The 1980s were also a notoriously bad decade for the Great Lakes. That’s when ocean freighters that access the Great Lakes via the St. Lawrence […] Read more >

Miami Blue Butterfly, Photo credit: Jeffrey Glassberg, Ph.D

Vanishing Beauty: Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly Losing to Invasive Green Iguana

2/16/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

The Sunshine State is a little less bright and colorful now that the tiny and endangered Miami blue butterflyis facing a new challenge to its survival.  Large Central American iguanas are feasting on the nickerbean leaves this vanishing beauty uses […] Read more >

Because of Pythons, Nine Lives May Not Be Enough for Florida Panther

2/1/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

If cats have nine lives, an endangered cougar subspecies may be down to its last one. The Florida panther has been a whisker away from extinction for decades, struggling to survive amidst habitat loss, pollution, disease and uncontrolled hunting.  Unfortunately, […] Read more >

Asian carp/ Photo courtesy USFWS

New Study: Asian Carp Are Clear Threat to Lake Erie

1/25/2012 // By Michael Murray

Asian carps could spawn and mature in Lake Erie and its tributaries. That is the conclusion of a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study, which further highlights the need for more aggressive actions to prevent the invasive fishes from entering […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – January 20, 2012

1/20/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Obama Administration Rejects Big Oil’s Keystone XL Scam January 18 – The State Department, facing an accelerated timeline imposed […] Read more >

Loose Limits on Ships Loose Invasive Species on Great Lakes

12/14/2011 // By Neil Kagan

On December 8th, the federal government unveiled its plan to protect the Great Lakes from the scourge of invasive species.  Unfortunately, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed limits on ships’ discharges of ballast water that are too loose to prevent […] Read more >

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Asian Carp Invade Land of 10,000 Lakes

12/14/2011 // By Marc Smith

Minnesota is heralded as The Land of 10,000 Lakes.  This is no exaggeration; there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres in size.  Not to mention the vast, deep and cold Lake Superior.  Those waters, together with forests, parks, and […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – December 2, 2011

12/2/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

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 28 – Conservation groups today launched a new website, www.MississippiRiverDelta.org, […] Read more >

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Bringing the Great Lakes Home

12/2/2011 // By NWF

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 was able to bring a little piece of the Great […] 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 >