water pollution

Great Lakes Fish Say “Go Plastic Free” in July: 6 Tips

In the final days of June, the heat is on. During these dog-days of summer, many folks will take the opportunity to cool off in a nearby swimmin’ hole. Americans …

Tribal Member

Honoring the River

Everyone knows that mining can be a dirty business, but it turns out that mines are particularly bad news for tribal communities. For more than a century, American Indians and …

Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

There are very few Jaguars left in the United States, which explains why recent photographs taken by Arizona Game and Fish using motion sensor trail cameras are causing such a stir. …

Weekly News Roundup-November 30, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Obama Administration Delivers on Longstanding Promise to the American …

Celebrating the Clean Water Act as We Restore the Anacostia River

This is a guest post by Kellie Bolinder. Restoring the Anacostia River here  means more than just clean water to the Earth Conservation Corps.  The heavily polluted Anacostia River flows through …

New Report: Mine Waste is Poisoning Our Waters

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 …

Come Heller or Clean Water: Dirty Water Rider Tries to Drown the Clean Water Act

There’s another nasty assault on America’s wetlands, waters and wildlife. The Dirty Water Rider, designed to handcuff the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, is creeping its …

Dirty Water: A Theme Song for Congress

Recently, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2018, the Dirty Water Act, which completely trashes the protections of the Clean Water Act. Unfortunately, this is just one of many attacks …

Filter Floodwaters with Flora

Spring in the Pacific Northwest can only mean one thing: rain. As rain falls on our roofs and streets, it is piped into stormwater drains which eventually empty out into …

Invisible Dangers, Visible Opportunity

Last month the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new proposed limits on toxic pollutants including mercury, arsenic, dioxin, acid rain and several others that make their way from our nation’s coal-burning …

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