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A critical moment in Great Lakes history is upon us

1/9/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The next five weeks could be among the most important in Great Lakes history. The Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public hearings around the region to gather public input on its study of how best to separate […] Read more >

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[VIDEO] MR-GO Closure and Wetland Restoration a Potential Model for Other Manmade Channels

11/18/2010 // By Craig Guillot

Completed in 1965 as a shortcut between the Port of New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO) has been identified as one of the biggest contributors to coastal erosion in southeastern Louisiana. Its closure was […] Read more >

More Problems Reported with BP Wildlife Distress Hotline

7/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation has already documented repeated incidents of trouble reporting oiled wildlife to the BP Wildlife Distress Hotline. More than two months into the BP oil disaster, we continue to hear stories of frustration from our volunteers & […] Read more >

Testimony Before Congress: Why the BP Oil Disaster is a Crime Scene

5/25/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week on why the BP oil disaster is a crime scene.  By some scientific estimates the spill is already […] Read more >

Launching America’s Great Waters Coalition

12/9/2009 // By Max Greenberg

The National Wildlife Federation joined more than 30 other organizations and nine — count ‘em, nine — members of Congress from across the country yesterday to launch America’s Great Waters Coalition, representing 9 large U.S. water ecosystems–the Gulf of Maine, […] Read more >

Wood Storks Make Rare Appearances In Arkansas

8/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Wood stork populations have been increasing in Florida and other gulf states but they also seem to be moving up to Arkansas these days. Joe Mosby at the Cabin.net reports: “The main levees along the Mississippi River and along the […] Read more >

Victory at Last: A Long Battle to Save the Teddy Bear’s Habitat

12/2/2008 // By Larry Schweiger

In Washington, you can bet that bad ideas from powerful special interests take a long time to kill. Nevertheless, you also should know that what Margaret Mead once suggested is still true: A handful of determined volunteers can change things. […] Read more >