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President Obama flirting with a Great Lakes disaster

3/28/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

President Obama’s 2012 budget would cut funding for sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes, a move that would devastate the lakes’ $7 billion fishery. The president has proposed cutting $3 million from the $18.7 million spent annually by the […] Read more >

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The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Staying with the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us,” we are looking today at wildlife that engage in jumping, leaping and hopping or otherwise use bursts of energy to propel themselves into the air.  Of the many ways that […] Read more >

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The Fascinating Things About Creatures That Swim

3/15/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

With the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “animals that move us,” we have dedicated Wednesday to take a closer look at swimming.  Wildlife species of all kinds swim, and many have their own unique styles, speeds and approaches. Among the […] Read more >

Time for a Salmon Plan That Works

8/3/2009 // By Robyn Carmichael

The salmon and steelhead that return to the Columbia and Snake Rivers are like no other fish in the world.  They migrate nearly 1,000 miles, connecting coastal and river communities from California to Alaska and inland to Oregon, Idaho and […] Read more >

Disastrous Drop in California Salmon

3/26/2008 // By Miles Grant

Disturbing news from the California coast: Federal fisheries managers on Friday took the initial step toward imposing what could be the strictest limits ever on West Coast salmon fishing amid a precipitous drop in fish returning to California’s Sacramento Valley. […] Read more >

Wherever You Live, Changing Climate is Shifting Spring

3/20/2008 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press has a great roundup the local impacts of a delayed spring thanks to climate change: The capital’s famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a perfect pink peak about the end of this month. Thirty […] Read more >

Protect Salmon, Feed Orcas

12/2/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

Hundreds of scientists say the only way to restore salmon to the Columbia and Snake rivers is to remove four costly dams. But federal agencies aren’t listening. Instead, NOAA just released a recovery plan that’s more “same ol’, same ol’,” […] Read more >

Endangered Species Act Rewrite Could Change Wildlife Protections

3/30/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

News broke recently that the federal government is considering a major rewrite of one of America’s most important conservation laws, the Endangered Species Act, with all indications pointing to a drastically weakened interpretation. NWF’s own John Kostyack stopped by NPR […] Read more >

Get Outta Here Invasives!

5/9/2006 // By NWF

Having just relocated to Virginia from Juneau, Alaska, I have to admit that I know next to nothing about the invasive species present here. In Alaska, the worry is that Atlantic salmon, mollusks from New Zealand, or crabs from China […] Read more >