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Rules Leave Central and South Texas Fish and Wildlife at Risk

8/15/2012 // By Joanna Wolaver

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) adopted rules on Wednesday, August 8th that fall short of protecting environmental flows in the Guadalupe, San Antonio, Mission and Aransas rivers and the San Antonio Bay system. These rules are intended to help ensure sufficient water flows in […] Read more >

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Study: Unusual Dolphin Deaths Linked to Gulf Oil Spill

7/27/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

A new study in the journal PLoS ONE suggests that a “perfect storm” of events contributed to the unusual numbers of dolphin deaths in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This study looks specifically at the strandings between January and April of 2011–a […] Read more >

Calling on Wildlife Fans in Texas and Oklahoma

7/13/2012 // By Lara Bryant

On July 11th, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) tried to make the argument that the states of Texas and Oklahoma should be exempt from a provision that would limit federal subsidies to […] Read more >

Fayetteville, Arkansas Celebrates Certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat

6/29/2012 // By Roxanne Paul

The weather didn’t cooperate when Fayetteville, Arkansas celebrated their recent certification as the first National Wildlife Federation Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the state of Arkansas, but area residents were unfazed. They said that the rain was badly needed and celebrants gathered […] Read more >

Lake Hefner at sunset.  Fishers are drawn for the smallmouth bass, white bass and catfish.  But mercury contamination remains an unresolved problem. Image from OK.Gov.

Senator Inhofe Puts Polluters Ahead of Oklahoma Lakes

6/13/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Oklahoma City’s Lake Hefner is an urban oasis bustling with life, and rated as one of the best lakes for sail boarding. With a boat dock and fishing docks, it’s a draw for families eager to catch some catfish, white […] Read more >

Thanks for Providing a Strong Voice for Texas’s Natural Resources

5/25/2012 // By Joanna Wolaver

Thank you for your support! Earlier this month, we asked you to join the National Wildlife Federation and our Texas Living Waters Project partners in asking the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to safeguard the state’s fish and wildlife populations by strengthening a proposed environmental […] Read more >

Proposed Rule Fails to Protect Central Texas Rivers and Bays

4/17/2012 // By Joanna Wolaver

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) proposed a rule on Friday, April 13th that will determine the amount of water that must remain flowing in Central and South Central Texas rivers and into the region’s bays to sustain fish […] Read more >

Hope for Coastal Louisiana: Reconnecting the Mississippi with its Delta

7/21/2011 // By NWF

This post was written by Dr. Alisha Renfro, a coastal scientist with NWF working on the Mississippi River Delta restoration in coastal Louisiana. She has Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Science from Stony Brook University. Every year, in the spring, […] Read more >

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Mass Die Off of Birds and Fish in Arkansas

1/3/2011 // By David Mizejewski

Something strange is going on in Arkansas.  On New Years Eve close to 5,000 dead birds dropped out of the skies over a square mile in a town called Beebe.  Only a day earlier, an estimated 100,000 fish died in […] Read more >

New Book Celebrates the “Living Waters of Texas”

12/3/2010 // By NWF

Two National Wildlife Federation staff members have essays in a new book that celebrates Texas waters. Read more >