Lake Michigan

Empire Bluff from the south. Flickr photo by Jim Sorbie.

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes Gains Wilderness Protection

When you think of walking along a sandy beach at dusk with waves lapping at your feet, watching the sun dip below the horizon, you’re probably not picturing somewhere in …

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Members of Congress Take First Step to Protect Wildlife from Oil Spills

Over 4,000 citizens nationwide have united to pressure our Great Lakes Senators to protect our waters from oil spills! After having a flood of concerned constituents reach out to their …

Weekly News Roundup – March 1, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: State Dept. Keystone XL Analysis Fatally Flawed March …

Lake Michigan, March 2012. Source: Flicker (farlane)

Great Lakes Ice: Missing in Action

After the fourth warmest winter on record, the extent of ice covering the Great Lakes is at a near record low. The extremely low levels are consistent with a study …

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Study offers a solution to Asian carp crisis facing the…

Asian carp "Invasion" by the MacArthur Foundation

Are You Game for the Asian Carp Invasion?

Asian carp/ Photo courtesy USFWS

Asian Carp an Issue in 2012 Federal Budget Debate

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, …

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Trash the Great Lakes? GOP Has an App for That

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives recently did the Great Lakes a huge disservice. The GOP-led House passed a Coast Guard authorization bill that contained two bad amendments: Weak …

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Coal Ash Spill in Lake Michigan Another Blow to Industry’s “Clean Coal” Propaganda

A massive coal ash spill in Lake Michigan on Halloween was further proof that coal-fired power plants are anything but clean, as the industry claims. It’s bad enough that coal-fired …

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