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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 >

Victory at Last: A Long Battle to Save the Teddy Bear’s Habitat

12/2/2008 // By Larry Schweiger

In Washington, you can bet that bad ideas from powerful special interests take a long time to kill. Nevertheless, you also should know that what Margaret Mead once suggested is still true: A handful of determined volunteers can change things. […] Read more >

A Victory for Teddy’s Bears!

9/13/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Wildlife and the people who love them recently scored a huge victory when the EPA finalized their decision to veto the controversial Yazoo Backwaters Pumps Project. The success will help protect 20% of the nation’s duck population that migrates through […] Read more >

Bush Administration Goes Green?

2/4/2008 // By Kristin Johnson

That’s right folks. For only the 12th time in its entire history, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to use the veto process to kill an Army Corps of Engineers project. Dead in the water is the Yazoo Pumps, a […] Read more >

Corps Reform Measures Included in WRDA

10/3/2007 // By Josh Nelson

The Water Resources Development Act, which has passed both the House and Senate, includes key reform measures that would help better protect and mitigate for the loss of wetlands and requires the corps to update and modernize its environmental and […] Read more >

Wetlands and Drinking Water: A Natural Connection

7/24/2006 // By Larry Schweiger

When we turn on the kitchen spigot to get a drink of water, we expect to find crystal-clear, cold, pure water. A recent decision by the Supreme Court could change that. Water flows downhill. From the law of physics follows […] Read more >