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At least 3 million gallons of wastewater from an old  gold mine have fouled Colorado's Las Animas River. Photo by Tom McNamara, La Plata County Office of Emergency Management

What We Can Learn from the Colorado Mine Waste Spill

8/10/2015 // By Judith Kohler

Oftentimes when we talk about conserving our public lands, fish and wildlife and protecting our clean air and waterways, there is an overarching impulse that transcends all politics and economics. That impulse is the deeply felt desire to see wildlife continue …

Weekly News Roundup: Action for Mule Deer and more

5/1/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Coal mining is threatening the habitat mule deer need to live and raise their young. The Department of the Interior needs to stop subsidizing coal companies that are destroying their habitat. Luckily, the Department is currently considering new rules to …

Weekly News Roundup- September 20, 2013

9/20/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Once a parking space, now a public park (well, for a few hours at least). NWF joins in for DC’s Park(ing) Day 2013 ! Colorado’s biblical flood. Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves …

Image: Flickr/jroldenettel

Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

1/3/2013 // By Nic Callero

There are very few Jaguars left in the United States, which explains why recent photographs taken by Arizona Game and Fish using motion sensor trail cameras are causing such a stir. Jaguars are the third largest species of cat after lions …

Bison Grazing Under Prairie Sky

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating Tribal Victories in Conservation

11/16/2012 // By Garrit Voggesser

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to honor the rich and diverse ancestry, traditions and cultures of Native Americans and to recognize the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants of the United States and the …

Kayakers, SUPers and boaters join together for a Clean Water Act celebration on the Potomac River. NWF Photo by Jan Goldman-Carter.

Celebrating the Clean Water Act as We Restore the Anacostia River

9/26/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Kellie Bolinder. Restoring the Anacostia River here  means more than just clean water to the Earth Conservation Corps.  The heavily polluted Anacostia River flows through some of the most disadvantaged communities of the nation’s capitol. …

Photo by: Dick Bartlett

Reminders of Frogs, Five Leap Years Past

2/28/2012 // By Corey Vezina

Wednesday is Leap Day, which got me to thinking about one of my favorite jumping critters – frogs. Growing up with about 10 acres of woods behind my house and a brook flowing right through the middle of it, I …


Great Lakes region targeted for nuclear waste dumps

12/19/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

The Great Lakes region, the center of the freshwater universe, could become home to central repositories for high-level radioactive waste from nuclear power plants across the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. and Canadian governments are both studying the possibility of …

Power plants are the nation’s largest source of dangerous carbon pollution.

UPDATED Clean Air Under Attack (Again) this Week In Congress

9/21/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Update: On September 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the TRAIN Act, by a vote of 249-216. It must still pass the U.S. Senate before it reaches President Obama, who is likely to veto the bill immediately. Thank you to …

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Taking Your Support for Clean Air to Boston

7/14/2011 // By Carol Oldham

Who cares about clean air? As it turns out, lots and lots of people. If you didn’t (yet) write to the Environmental Protection Agency asking for strong air pollution limits, you probably are related to someone who did, or you …