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Weekly News Roundup – June 3, 2011

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: June is Great Outdoors Month! June 3, …

An Endangered Ecosystem

Picture yourself taking a beautiful spring hike. As you walk, you notice a clearing and decide to sit down under a small opening of trees, looking out over wildflowers, grasses, …

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 …

Doug Inkley on CNN

On the Shore, On the Water, and Via Satellite: NWF Fights for Gulf Restoration

NWF marked one year of the Gulf oil disaster on Wednesday by joining a coalition of groups calling on members of Congress to act on legislation to dedicate BP’s oil disaster fines and penalties to restore Gulf Coast wetlands.

Scraping oiled marsh in Louisiana's Bay Jimmy, April 2011

“There Goes Another Piece Of Our Valuable Coastal Louisiana Marsh” (Video)

On Tuesday, I took a boat trip across the windy waters of Louisiana’s Bay Jimmy with the National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Doug Inkley and Maura Wood to see the lingering effects of the oil disaster.

Louisiana Black Bear photo by DOI

“America’s Amazon” Saved Once and for All: A Resounding Victory for Wildlife

Last week a judge issued a decision that protects 200,000 acres of Mississippi River delta wetlands once and for all.  The decision ends the proposed Yazoo Pumps project, which would …

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.  …

Photo Credit:  sdminor81/Flickr

Louisiana Uses Discarded Christmas Trees to Fight Wetland Loss [w/Video]

“When you deploy these things, they create a sediment trap and really help the shorelines with erosion protection.”

Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Ecosystem Restoration Plan Moves Forward

Amanda Moore, Coastal Louisiana Organizer for the National Wildlife Federation, co-authored this post. After more than a year of tug-of-war between the state of Louisiana and the Army Corps of …

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

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, …

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