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Monarchs puddling (getting a drink of water) in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Photo by David Mizejewski

Mine Proposal Threatens Monarchs

Monarch butterflies have lost significant habitat in the United States. Some studies suggest that an estimated 60 percent of milkweed has been eliminated from the Midwestern grassland ecosystem. The available …

Shane Rucker: Wisconsin Natural Resources

Hardrock Mining–Baggage in Hand–Arrives in the Great Lakes

Fueled by high metals prices, the nation’s hardrock mining boom has swept into the Great Lakes.  In a region with almost no history of hardrock or “sulfide” mining, there is …

Weekly News Roundup – May 11, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Great Lakes Remain Vulnerable to New Wave of Dangerous …

NWF Appeals Court Approval of Controversial Mine

National Wildlife Federation and other conservation groups are appealing a Michigan court ruling that allowed a controversial metallic sulfide mine to be drilled below one of the Midwest’s finest trout …

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