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Grizzlies in Bristol Bay, Alaska and in Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in Montana are at risk from proposed mining projects. Photo: USFWS.

New Report: Mine Waste is Poisoning Our Waters

2/28/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

An eye-opening new report from our friends at Earthworks and MiningWatch Canada catalogues the wide range of damage to ecosystems, wildlife and human health caused by hardrock mining and identifies the world’s bodies of water in greatest jeopardy from toxic […] Read more >

NWF at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show in MA

2/24/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Yesterday we set up the National Wildlife Federation booth and got started at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Expo in Springfield MA. Our booth looked great, special thanks to our friends (Jim!) at the Gun Owner’s Action League, who had an extra table […] Read more >

Send a Valentine to the Gulf

Three Ways to Show Your Love for the Gulf

2/14/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

Valentine’s Day is the day you show a little extra love for all the special people in your life. But what about those special places? The BP oil disaster sent over 200 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of […] Read more >

The waves at Porto Covo, west coast of Portugal. Photo credit:  Alvesgaspar

We Must Care for the Oceans

2/7/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Six decades ago, Rachel Carson wrote about the “bewildering abundance” of life found in the surface waters of the seas. While conducting her studies, she discovered that some fish migratory patterns were changing. She was the first scientist to suggest […] Read more >

The Misissippi River Delta supports 100 million migratory, nesting and wintering birds

A Bold Restoration Plan for the Pelican State

1/20/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

The Mississippi River Delta is where the muddy waters of America’s longest river connect with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is one of this nation’s most important ecosystems for fish and wildlife—and one of its most […] Read more >

Speak Up for Cranes on Facebook Today

1/17/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

You’ve emailed. You’ve called. You’ve written Letters to the Editor to your local papers. You’ve turned out for hearings and rallies.  Now, your voice is needed again to protect wildlife from the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands oil […] Read more >

Helen Slottje

Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Cause Alarm in Ohio

1/13/2012 // By Rachel Neuenfeldt

In a state that has only seen 10 earthquakes larger than a magnitude 4.0 since 1776, large tremors are cause for alarm. Recently, Ohio has seen an increase in quakes linked to hydraulic fracturing that have people questioning the safety […] Read more >

Sockeye Salmon by Dan Bennett

New Hope for Northwest Salmon

12/21/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

Western water issues are notoriously complex and the Yakima River Basin in central Washington is no exception. Here, competing demands for water have run headlong into the impacts of climate change–resulting in a severe water crisis and pushing salmon to […] Read more >

December Fair Climate Newsletter

12/16/2011 // By Kassie Rohrbach

The Fair Climate Connection December 16th, 2011  Happy Holidays to Everyone!   The Fair Climate Connection has a new look and feel, but you can expect the same news, updates and action alerts from the NWF and from each of […] Read more >

Florida Panther

Proposed Riders an Assault to Wildlife

12/12/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

With the holidays right around the corner, House Republican leaders are scrambling to fulfill the last-minute wish lists of their good friends, big polluters. Knowing that Congress must pass the federal spending bills before year’s end in order to continue […] Read more >