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

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 …

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

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.

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

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% …

NWF Flyover Shows Acre After Acre of Oiled Wetlands

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

News from Coastal Louisiana

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 …

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

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

New Report Shows Colorado’s Streams and Wetlands Endangered

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Ontario Will Protect 55 Million-Acre Forest and Wetland Area

In a move that will protect nature and help fight global warming, Ontario will conserve an area about the same size as the entire State of Kansas. (Photo: Forest Ethics) Kerry …

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