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The Gold King mine disaster fouled rivers in the Southwest. Photo by Tom McNamara, La Plata County Office of Emergency Management

Hard-Rock Mining Law Stuck in the Past

On Aug. 5, 2015, an estimated 3 million gallons of heavy-metal-laden mine wastewater washed down the San Juan Mountains into southwest Colorado’s Animas River. The water turned a sickly mustard yellow all …

Students from San Antonio elementary schools enjoy their time at the Monarch Butterfly Ecology Camp at UTSA

Monarch Butterfly Ecology Camp Inspires Future Leaders

In December 2015, the National Wildlife Federation named San Antonio, TX a Monarch Champion City for committing to accomplish all of the actions under the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, and partnered …

Algal blooms are a recurring problem in Florida. Here, algae coats a marina in 2012. Wikimedia photo.

Sportsmen To Congress: Protect America’s Everglades

The scene in South Florida this summer sounds like one out of a horror movie, but it’s all too real for Florida’s residents, sportsmen, and wildlife. Thick, smelly layers of …

Mother and son at the Philadelphia Water Works

Five Places to Escape the Democratic National Convention

Philadelphia residents are accustomed to the flows of tourists visiting the city’s historic sites and scenes, and the upcoming Democratic National Convention is sure to draw thousands of visitors to the storied …

Blue and Yellow Macaw. Photo by Skeeze/ Pixabay

Monumental Win: Amazon Soy Moratorium Renewed Indefinitely

This agreement is a monumental win for wildlife, people, and our climate. The Amazon is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including iconic species such as macaws, jaguars, and …

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New NWF Book Features Wildlife Success Stories

My new book, When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working it Out In California, a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation and Heyday Books, tells these remarkable tales …

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How Congress Can Transform Water Resources Planning

America’s Everglades are home to many endangered and threatened species, including the Florida Panther, West Indian Manatee, and Snail Kite. These grassy waters once flowed freely from headwaters above the Kissimmee River …

A male greater sage-grouse struts his stuff to attract the females. Photo by Greg Bergquist, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Congress, Leave the Strutting to Sage-Grouse

The greater sage-grouse’s annual mating dance on leks, or breeding grounds, is a one-of-a-kind spectacle that draws bird watchers from around the world to the Western U.S. The male sage-grouse …

Fort Lauderdale Community Wildlife Habitat Butterfly Garden Clean up. Photo by Patrick Fitzgerald

Fort Lauderdale, A Certified Wildlife-Friendly City

The city of Fort Lauderdale is known for its sandy beaches, the promenade along the A1A known as “The Strip”, and its miles of boating canals which have earned the …

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photo Michael O'Leary

Raising Salmon in the Classroom

Every fall and spring, the National Wildlife Federation’s Oregon affiliate, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders pick up fish eggs from local hatcheries and deliver them to excited elementary students as …

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