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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. …

Revised Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Offers Renewed Guiding Framework for Restoration

9/7/2012 // By Michael Murray

An updated Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was signed today in Washington, D.C., offering the hope for increased collaborative actions to protect and restore the Great Lakes. The Agreement has been described as a “North Star” guiding protection and restoration …

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), via Flickr's Gage Skidmore

Inhofe’s Desperate Attack: Senator Stoops to Fighting Dirty Against Clean Air

6/16/2012 // By Miles Grant

If it’s so obviously a bad idea to limit mercury pollution under the Clean Air Act, why does Sen. Jim Inhofe have to go so low as to misrepresent National Wildlife Federation testimony to attack it? Is this how desperate …

(Photo by J. D. Ebberly/Flickr)

East Coast Dolphins Would Get Sonic Migraine from Proposed Drilling

4/5/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Last week, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) took another step toward green lighting geological surveys for oil and gas drilling in the Mid- and South-Atlantic Ocean. With all the political backslapping over expanded drilling, few brought up that the excesses …

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Guest Post: Pennsylvanians Don’t Have a Friend in Senator Toomey

3/7/2012 // By NWF

Ed Perry is an aquatic biologist who retired in 2002 after a 30-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he supervised the section responsible for protecting streams and wetlands. Since 2007, has traveled across Pennsylvania as an …

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – December 23, 2011

12/23/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Historic Limits on Toxic Mercury Become Final December 21 – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new air …

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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 …

Rehabiliting Lake Erie Wetlands Part One

11/8/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Wetlands are a vital key to the water quality of the Great Lakes. They act as “filters” for pollutants or debris that might compromise our drinking water, beach health and the habitat for fish and wildlife. Since human settlement in …

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