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Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

9/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

After almost 70 days of 100 degree temperatures in North Texas (we still have a chance throughout September to reach those high marks yet again) it’s time for me and the family to go to the mattresses!  Texas drought you better […] Read more >

Ways You and the Kids Can Celebrate Shark Week

7/29/2011 // By Danielle Brigida

With Shark Week starting on July 31st this year, we wanted to take a few moments to honor these amazing creatures that play vital roles within their ecosystem. You may fear them, but we need to be a lot more […] Read more >

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Simple Tips for Helping Wildlife During Heat Waves and Drought

7/26/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Many wild creatures can live for extended periods of time without food but… they need water much more regularly. Having convenient supplies of clean water can make a huge difference to the survival of local wild species such as birds, butterflies […] Read more >

Lake Michigan beach at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, Michigan

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Great Lakes Compact

7/12/2011 // By Marc Smith

Halfway through efforts to implement the Great Lakes Compact, a new report by the National Wildlife Federation provides an honest critique of the states’ progress:  the good, the bad, and the ugly. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:  Implementation […] Read more >

The Big Uneasy Screening Across the Country

5/2/2011 // By George Sorvalis

Movie is a wake-up call to stopping water projects harming wildlife habitat and public safety Actor/Director Harry Shearer, perhaps best known as the voice behind several Simpsons characters like Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns, is touring the country promoting The […] Read more >

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Earth Day Commandments for the Great Lakes

4/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

I was at a party recently when a friend began interrogating me about what I was doing to protect the Great Lakes from polluters, invasive species and other problems facing the largest source of surface freshwater on the planet. “Well, […] Read more >

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Bad Riders On the Storm

4/8/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

The government shutdown clock is ticking away furiously in Washington, D.C. as Congress wrestles with a budget agreement. While many Americans have no choice but to ride out the storm, bad water riders in the house-passed Continuing Resolution, or H.R.1, […] Read more >

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The Fascinating Things About Creatures That Swim

3/15/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

With the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “animals that move us,” we have dedicated Wednesday to take a closer look at swimming.  Wildlife species of all kinds swim, and many have their own unique styles, speeds and approaches. Among the […] Read more >

Lake Erie off Sandusky, Ohio

Lake Wars: Dispatch from the Lake Erie Front

2/7/2011 // By Neil Kagan

Last October, I put the finishing touches on my last salvo ina 6-month legal battle to stop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from dumping massive amounts of nutrient-laden sediment in Lake Erie in 2010 — up to 800,000 cubic […] Read more >

Another Round in the Fight for Clean Water: Court decision leaves wetlands vulnerable to development

2/1/2011 // By Caroline Wick

Last week another sideways step was taken in the long struggle to clarify which waters receive Clean Water Act protections in light of recent confusing and controversial Supreme Court decisions.  The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia issued a […] Read more >