Conservation

Gulf Oysters: A National Treasure, Providing Natural Defenses

When people on the Gulf coast think of an oyster, what immediately comes to mind are the big, juicy blobs on the half-shell. But oysters are not just a delicious …

Three Years Since the Toledo Drinking Water Crisis

August 2, 2017 marks the three-year anniversary since residents of Toledo awoke unable to drink their water due to toxins from a harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. The harmful …

New Attack on Clean Water & Democratic Processes

Everyone wants clean water for drinking, fishing, and swimming. People also deserve a say in their government’s actions. Right now though, threats are brewing for both our clean water and …

Swimming with Giants: One BIG Reason to Care about Marine Sanctuaries and Monuments

People often say we know more about the surface of the moon than we do the ocean, but with advances in science and technology we learn more every day. The …

Confessions of a Brown Girl in the Green Field: Thoughts and Reflections from the PGM ONE Summit

At first, I was nervous. Intimidated by all the long paragraphs of accomplishments from presenters. I was going to be in a room full of people that looked like me, …

hunt's bumble bee

Restricting Problem Insecticides to Protect Bees and other Pollinators

Pollinators are an important part of the world’s biodiversity and food system. In the process of feeding on flowering plants for nectar, pollinators (including bees, wasps, butterflies, and other animals) …

monarch on native milkweed

Wildlife Win for Protecting Monarch Butterfly Habitat

We/you spoke up, and Congress listened! A Senate committee was headed for a crucial vote next week on S. 517, a bill that would have weakened clean air protections and …

Montréal Mayor Makes Magnificent Commitment to Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

The Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, became the first mayor in Québec to take the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge. Montréal is by far the largest city to take the pledge in Canada …

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Atlantic Menhaden: A Feast for Whales

Rockaway, Queens, is a small peninsula wholly contained within New York City.  It’s hardly a place you would expect to be a hotbed of wildlife activity.  Yet, due to a …

Delmarva fox squirrel

The Regulatory Accountability Act: A New Threat to Wildlife

As Americans travel for summer vacation, they expect safe picnic food, clean, swimmable and fishable rivers, and clear scenic vistas. Yet, the U.S. Senate could soon consider the Regulatory Accountability …

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