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NWF Photo: Human Oil Spil in Michigan's Capital

Oil Spill at Michigan’s Capital

7/19/2012 // By Beth Wallace

A human oil spill, that is! On July 18th, community members from across Michigan participated in the Lansing, Mich., We are the Kalamazoo Human Oil Spill event to memorialize two years passing since the largest and costliest inland oil spill …

One Year Later, Michigan Tar Sands Oil Spill - Ceresco Dam

The Verdict is Here for Enbridge Energy Tar Sands Oil Spill

7/10/2012 // By Beth Wallace

For the past two years, Enbridge Energy has been allowed to hide from any serious question about the cause of their 1 million-gallon tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River watershed by simply saying “the investigation is ongoing”. Enbridge was referring …

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

Tar Sands-Oiled Kalamazoo River Open to Public

6/21/2012 // By Beth Wallace

But the public was not welcomed to the press event. Agencies within the Unified Command hosted an invite-only media event to open the oiled Kalamazoo River to the public today. I would love to say that I was shocked by …

Asian Carp Swimming Closer to Great Lakes

6/19/2012 // By Marc Smith

I just found out that new evidence of Asian carp has been discovered near Lake Michigan. The new test results came back positive for silver carp seventeen times in one day. That’s right: seventeen times! This could be the largest number of …

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Animals That Grow Gardens

5/7/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

May is Gardening for Wildlife Month, in which green thumbs cultivate plants specifically to provide homes and food for wild animals. However, some animals take the role of cultivator into their own, uh, hands and grow their own gardens. Here …

Everyone loves a good book! Photo by: Bryn Fluharty

Welcome to the National Wildlife Federation Book Club!

3/2/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

When we’re not at work or playing outside, many of us here at the National Wildlife Federation love to read, especially when it’s a good book about the environment and nature. With that in mind, we wanted to create a …

Historic New Standards for the Next Generation of Vehicles

1/17/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Last week in Detroit I delivered this testimony on behalf of National Wildlife Federation at a hearing on proposed light duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model years 2017-2025. In 2009, when the tide was flowing against …

Photo from US Fish and Wildlife Service, Karner Blue Butterfly

A Special NWF Thank You to Donors at Thanksgiving

11/21/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

As an employee of the National Wildlife Federation, I recognize that my work depends largely on the kindness of strangers. Nonprofit organizations like NWF rely for survival on donations, and roughly 75 percent of the money donated to nonprofits yearly …

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Old Pipeline New Risks

10/24/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Those fortunate enough to travel through the Straits of Mackinac have experienced the beauty of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron emerging as one as you pass through the gateway of mountainous sand dunes in the Lower Peninsula to steep cliffs and adventure in the …

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Habitat Chat with George H. Harrison

1/5/2011 // By Kelly Senser

GEORGE H. HARRISON knew he was on to something. While serving as managing editor of National Wildlife in 1972, he heard about two U.S. Forest Service researchers in Massachusetts who were studying ways to convert suburban yards into mini-habitats for …

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