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US drought map

Going to the Mattresses with the Texas Drought

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 …

Ways You and the Kids Can Celebrate Shark Week

We wanted to take a few moments to honor the stars of Shark Week, the amazing creatures that play vital roles within their ecosystem. You may fear them, but we …

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Simple Tips for Helping Wildlife During Heat Waves and Drought

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 …

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

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

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 …

Sen. Stabenow & Great Waters Coalition

Advocates Unite to Protect America’s Great Waters

Water advocates came together in Washington D.C. to unite behind a new approach to protecting America’s Great Waters. Local, regional and national groups combined their political strength by endorsing a …

The Big Uneasy Screening Across the Country

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 …

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Earth Day Commandments for the Great Lakes

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 …

Scott Bauer

Bad Riders On the Storm

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, …

Lake Erie off Sandusky, Ohio

Lake Wars: Dispatch from the Lake Erie Front

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 …

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

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.  …

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