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Weekly News Roundup – August 5, 2011

8/5/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Helping Farmers Who Help Wildlife August 4 – The extreme flooding of 2011 has affected thousands of …

Protecting Wildlife is No Joke

6/16/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

First it was a joke during President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union Address: “The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they’re in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they’re in saltwater. And I hear …

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Hard Rock Mines Threaten the Nation’s Waters

4/27/2011 // By Tony Turrini

Metal prices are on a tear. Both gold and silver prices recently hit all-time highs. While this is good news for investors, it should alarm anyone who cares about clean water and wildlife. That’s because these soaring prices have caused …

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Salmon Study: What Does it Take to Survive a Warming River?

4/4/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

Sockeye salmon are one of many species of wildlife who will need to adapt to warming water temperatures caused by climate change… or die. A new study published this week in the journal Science examines sockeye salmon populations in the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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