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A New Year’s Resolution: Protecting the Nation’s Waters for Wildlife

12/17/2010 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

In this season of New Year’s resolutions, we call upon the Obama Administration to resolve  to fix the broken Clean Water Act by restoring protection to the Nation’s wetlands, lakes, and streams that wildlife and people depend on. When Congress […] Read more >

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[VIDEO] MR-GO Closure and Wetland Restoration a Potential Model for Other Manmade Channels

11/18/2010 // By Craig Guillot

Completed in 1965 as a shortcut between the Port of New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO) has been identified as one of the biggest contributors to coastal erosion in southeastern Louisiana. Its closure was […] Read more >

After Five Years and Legal Wrangling, Agency Finally Protects South Carolina Wetland

11/12/2010 // By NWF

On November 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reasserted basic federal Clean Water Act protections for a 31-acre coastal wetland in Horry County, South Carolina, near Murrells Inlet. That’s the good news. Read more >

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We’re Not As Clean As We Think We Are: The Case For Protecting All Waters

10/15/2010 // By Caroline Wick

The results of a report published in Nature magazine earlier this month confirms what many of us already know: our waters are in rough shape.  According to the report, 80% of the world’s population faces threatened water security—and that includes […] Read more >

NWF Flyover Shows Acre After Acre of Oiled Wetlands

5/28/2010 // By Miles Grant

NWF staffers investigate BP’s claim that only 30 acres of Louisiana wetlands have been coated in oil.
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News from Coastal Louisiana

5/27/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger My colleague Senior Wildlife Biologist Doug Inkley at National Wildlife Federation and I have spent the past two days in Louisiana.  Doug shares some information on how wildlife are being impacted by the BP oil spill.  […] Read more >

Breaking: Gulf Coast Oil Spill Now Projected to Make Landfall Tonight

4/29/2010 // By Miles Grant

The oil spill forecast is now looking like some of the worst-case scenarios we’ve been hearing. Read more >

New Report Shows Colorado’s Streams and Wetlands Endangered

2/16/2010 // By Caroline Wick

A new report highlights threats to Colorado’s waters and wetlands under regulatory guidance resulting from two Supreme Court Cases. The report identifies five cases where the loss of Clean Water Act protections has put Colorado waters at risk for pollution, […] Read more >

America Loses 80,000 Acres of Wetlands Annually: Will 2010 be any different?

1/8/2010 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

America loses approximately 80,000 acres of wetlands annually; 125 square miles every year. Want to do something about it? Be one of 80,000 people to sign a petition to President Obama, urging the Administration to restore protections for the nation’s […] Read more >

Anticipating Rising Seas: Wildlife Trust in UK Plans For New Inland Refuge

8/24/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust has filed a plan to create an inland wetland to protect rare bitterns.  This action  recognizes that salt water may soon be degrading coastal freshwater reed beds that are currently home to the birds. The new area […] Read more >