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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 >

Ontario Will Protect 55 Million-Acre Forest and Wetland Area

8/19/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

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 Gillespie for the Star.com reports: “Ontario has made the largest […] Read more >

Goats Enlisted to Protect Endangered Turtles

7/28/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

That’s right — goats!  When mowing practices were found dangerously harmful to bog turtles in Maryland, a different (more ancient) mowing technique was employed. The Baltimore Sun reports: “The State Highway Administration has come up with a creative solution to […] Read more >

Water Quality as a Way of Life

7/16/2009 // By Julia Marden

Here’s a story for the history books: In 1983, our government set water planning policies that determined how we create water projects–and they’re still in place today. But as you and I know, the world has changed. There are more […] Read more >

Key Clean Water Bill Moves Forward

6/18/2009 // By Miles Grant

Great news today from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which passed the Clean Water Restoration Act! It now heads to the full Senate. Here’s what Jan Goldman-Carter, the National Wildlife Federation’s wetlands and water resources counsel, had to […] Read more >

Will Congress Act Soon to Protect the Nation’s Waters?

4/7/2009 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Given how much we all depend on clean water, the answer should be a no-brainer. But believe it or not, this is a decision that each member of Congress now faces and–remarkably–many seem to be struggling to do the right […] Read more >