invasive species

Ready for March Madness? Let’s Take a Look at Another Fab Five…

In the spirit of March Madness, let’s remember the legacy created by a sports revolution. From the University of Michigan, the Fabulous Five, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy …

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Groups Call on EPA to End Harmful Shipping Practices

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 …

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

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

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 …

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

[br] 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 …

Asian carp/ Photo courtesy USFWS

New Study: Asian Carp Are Clear Threat to Lake Erie

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 …

Loose Limits on Ships Loose Invasive Species on Great Lakes

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’ …

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Asian Carp Invade Land of 10,000 Lakes

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 …

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 …

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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