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Mercury Impacts to Loons & Michigan Lakes Draws Thousands of Conservationists & Anglers

12/3/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

Scientist Dave Evers has been studying loons in Michigan’s Seney National Wildlife Refuge impacted by mercury pollution since the late 1980s. He found mercury contamination in the very first loons he tested and since then has studied over 5,000 of […] Read more >

Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

6/20/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Field Highlights: Sportsmen Show Support for Clean Air Act Last week over 300 Sportsmen groups nationwide sent a letter to congress urging them to protect the Clean Air Act.  The letter concluded with this statement: “America’s hunters, anglers, and the 79 […] Read more >

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Video – Michigan’s Hunters and Anglers Urge Congress to Protect Clean Air

6/17/2011 // By Brenda Archambo

As a sportswoman, I am particularly concerned about mercury. Reducing mercury and air toxics will help protect our long standing investment in our outdoor heritage. Mercury settles from the air onto our lakes, rivers, and forests, polluting the environment and […] Read more >

NWF and Vanishing Paradise on Capitol Hill

Sportsmen Tell Congress: Restore the Mississippi River Delta

6/16/2011 // By Lacey McCormick

Outdoor industry leaders from across the country are in D.C. this week, asking their members of Congress to step up and hold BP accountable by dedicating the Clean Water Act penalties from the spill to Gulf restoration. Read more >

Sportsmen Stand Up for the Clean Air Act

6/15/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

Hundreds of  groups that represent fishermen, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts presented a letter to Congress last week calling for protection of the Clean Air Act. Sportsmen and women released the letter at various locations across the country maintaing that clean air and clean […] Read more >

Sportsmen Talk Clean Air at Walden Pond

6/15/2011 // By Carol Oldham

“ the problem of preservation boils down to is this–ducks can’t vote, trees can’t vote, neither can salmon, flowers, mountains or rivers. It is incumbent upon us as sportsmen to take on this weighty responsibility to serve this as our greatest constituency”.
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Climate Capsule: America’s Hunters, Anglers Call for Clean Air

6/7/2011 // By Amanda Stone

It’s that time again… To avoid those humid climate blues, check out planet Earth’s press statement in The Onion. This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Sportsmen Say No to Clean Air Act Cuts Quote: Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney Economic […] Read more >

Ed Perry speaks on behalf of fishermen concerned about mercury contamination

Public Demands Mercury-Free Fish at Pa. EPA Hearing

5/26/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

A wave of fishermen, moms, doctors, scientists, and even industry representatives spoke out in support of EPA’s new rule makings that would limit over 90% of mercury from being emitted by coal fired power plants on Tuesday. The hearing, held in […] Read more >

NWF Program Coordinator, Chris Hilke, inspects fish canal at Red Brook-Century Bog complex, MA

Sea-Run Eastern Brook Trout Find Climate Champions at Red Brook

5/24/2011 // By Christopher Hilke

What does a successful on-the-ground climate adaptation initiative look like? Check out Red Brook, Massachusetts. NWF’s Northeast Regional Center is working with a broad coalition of partners to help sea run brook trout or “salters” at Massachusetts Red Brook-Century Bog […] Read more >

Cuts to Land and Water Conservation Damage the Outdoor Recreation Economy

4/4/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

There’s a lot of political theater on Capitol Hill these days.  That may not be much of a surprise to anyone who has followed the Continuing Resolution (aka the ‘CR’) budget debate over the last few weeks. But what may […] Read more >