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Sportsmen Stand Up for the Clean Air Act

6/15/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

Hundreds of  groups that represent fishermen, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts presented a letter to Congress last week calling for protection of the Clean Air Act. Sportsmen and women released the letter at various locations across the country maintaing that clean air and clean […] Read more >

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Protect Our Children from Toxic Air

6/9/2011 // By Meri-Margaret Deoudes

In less than a minute you can help make a change for the health of our nation’s children and our nation’s wildlife. Read more >

Invisible but Not Make-Believe: the Real Threat of Mercury to Kids

6/8/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

I’m not ashamed to admit it: when I was a child, I ate paint chips.  Something about the sweetness of the lead and the crunchiness of the chip proved irresistible as I worked to unsheathe my molars from my gums. […] Read more >

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Coal, Kids and America’s Classrooms

6/7/2011 // By Jenna Peters

I bet you remember the powerful and persistent Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning “Erin Brockovich” who is an impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history around the contamination of drinking water.  The southern California town of Hinkley […] Read more >

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A Letter from the Mercury Frontline

6/7/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Nearly all of our exposure to mercury occurs through eating fish and shellfish. Mercury pollution spewing from power plants settles in our lakes and rivers where microscopic organisms convert the inorganic mercury into methylmercury. This form of mercury accumulates up the […] Read more >

Townhalls Inspiring Action

6/3/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

This past Wednesday, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) partnered with Democracia USA, a national non-partisan Hispanic civic engagement organization, to put on a townhall-style event in Camden, NJ (outside of Philadelphia) entitled “Hispanics, the Environment, and the Impact of the […] Read more >

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[Video] Don’t Let Mercury Silence the Loons’ Call

6/3/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Have you ever heard a Common Loon yodel? What about hoot, wail or tremolo? Not sure what a tremolo is? Or let’s rewind—not even sure what a Common Loon is? The Common Loon (also known as the Great Northern Diver […] Read more >

Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

6/1/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Field Highlights: You Gotta Have Standards After weeks of phone calls, email alerts and social media announcements, the EPA public hearings finally took place.  What was all the fuss about? The mercury and air toxic standards proposed by the EPA […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup – May 27, 2011

5/27/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Obama Takes Two Big Steps Towards Making Nation’s Vehicles Cleaner May 27, 2011 – On Wednesday, the […] Read more >

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Public Demands Mercury-Free Fish at Pa. EPA Hearing

5/26/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

A wave of fishermen, moms, doctors, scientists, and even industry representatives spoke out in support of EPA’s new rule makings that would limit over 90% of mercury from being emitted by coal fired power plants on Tuesday. The hearing, held in […] Read more >