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Momentous Battle to Save the Great Lakes is On

12/3/2009 // By Jeff Alexander

A momentous battle to save the Great Lakes from one of the worst invasive species imaginable is being waged in an artificial canal south of Chicago. Watch Andy Buchsbaum, director of the NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, explain what Asian carp […] Read more >

Our Chance to Shut the Door on Aquatic Invasive Species

11/19/2009 // By Jeff Alexander

Ocean freighters that discharge ballast water from ports around the globe into the Great Lakes have infected America’s freshwater seas with a plague of foreign species. Invasive species introduced into the Great Lakes have spread across the country and made […] Read more >

Invasive Species Like Starlings Cost U.S. Billions – Fox News Interview

9/9/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Starlings and other invasive exotic species can be more than just an annoyance.  They out-compete native wildlife, cause significant agricultural damage, threaten public safety and ultimately have an enormous economic impact.  We currently spend $100 billion a year to control […] Read more >

The Everglades’ New Python Problem: What Are The Facts?

8/1/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In just the past five years, the Florida Everglades have become full of thousands of pythons. This development, in concert with the recent death of a small child by an escaped pet snake, have caused a furor in the media.  Dire […] Read more >

Baby Raccoons In NWF’s Backyard

7/1/2009 // By David Mizejewski

This morning at NWF’s headquarters in Virginia, a raccoon mom and her two babies were spotted in the enormous dead standing tree (called a snag) on the edge of the woods behind our building. The snag used to be a […] Read more >

Help Protect Wildlife Threatened by Alien Invasion

4/20/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

For centuries, America’s wildlife and wild places have been under threat from the ongoing introduction of non-native plant and animal species into our country’s ecosystems. As one example, back in 1869 the European Gypsy Moth was brought into the US. […] Read more >

Leap Year Frog Blog! Frog Facts, Martha Stewart and More

2/29/2008 // By Kristin Johnson

NWF naturalist Dave Mizejewski made a special “Leap Day” appearance on The Martha Stewart Show this morning, bringing along a few camera-hoppy amphibians, including green frogs, American toads, a pickerel frog and a smoky jungle frog. Watch Martha and Dave […] Read more >

Moratorium on Ocean Going Ships in the Great Lakes

5/24/2007 // By Josh Nelson

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today is calling for a moratorium of ocean-going ships in the Great Lakes until Congress stops the introduction of aquatic invasive species. “Our call for a moratorium stems from the fact that the Great […] Read more >

Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming

5/1/2007 // By Josh Nelson

The National Wildlife Federation has just released a comprehensive Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming. Below, I’ve linked to some of the highlights of the report as well as a few useful tools. State Flowers and Trees Plants across the nation are […] Read more >