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The Kalamazoo River provides habitat for wildlife like great blue heron. Photo by Darren Hutchinson, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Ongoing Battle Six Years After Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

Protect Great Lakes wildlife like the common loon. Photo by Joyce Kleven

Oil Spills Could Impact Over 700 Miles in the Great Lakes

Today, the University of Michigan released a startling report showing how far a potential oil spill in the Straits of Mackinac, where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, could spread. The …

Rail lines that could carry tar sands run along Lake Champlain's shores.  Photo by Jim Murphy

Study Shows Tar Sands Oil Has No Place in the Northeast

In the wake of two of the worst onshore oil spills in U.S. history, a newly issued report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) confirms what the tragic spills in …

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Remember the Kalamazoo, Stop Tar Sands!

Five years ago, I had just started with NWF and very quickly found myself in a kayak and pickup responding to what would become the largest inland oil spill in …

A sea lion rests on a buoy in between the miles of thick oil slicks. (Photo Credit: Leigh Wyman)

Revisiting the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

Jake Brown of VNRC stands along tracks that currently carry dangerous oil cars along the banks of Lake Champlain.  Photo by Jim Murphy NWF.

We Must Act to Protect Lake Champlain from an Oil-by-Rail…

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Thousands March in St. Paul to Protect Wildlife from Tar…

Endangered species, like this whooping crane chick, are threatened by tar sands development. Photo: USFWS

Great Lakes Citizens Rally for Clean Energy for Wildlife, Not Risky Tar Sands

On June 6, thousands will gather in the Twins Cities to express concern over expanded tar sands transportation through the Great Lakes region. Too much toxic and nearly impossible to …

Oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA, May 2015 (US Coast Guard photo)

Oil Pipeline Rupture Soaks Santa Barbara Beaches (Updated with New Photos)

From oil train explosions to pipeline ruptures, not a month goes by without a reminder of the high cost of our ongoing addiction to oil, and this morning we’re waking …

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10 Things BP’s New Report Doesn’t Tell You

BP has just released a new report on the state of the Gulf, called Gulf of Mexico: Environmental Recovery and Restoration. The glossy report is filled with footnotes and citations, …

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