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The Clean Water Act Under Siege

Before the Clean Water Act, our nation’s waters were in trouble. The average loss of wetlands in the United States was nearly half a million acres annually. Lake Erie was …

Five Ways To Tackle The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone

This year, the Mississippi River flooded for more than 6 months, unprecedented in both length of time and volume of water. Researchers recently announced that this year the excess fertilizer …

Mussel Fatigue: Pollution Imperils the Ohio River’s Declining Mussels

The Ohio River’s freshwater mussels–and their natural water purifying abilities–could be jeopardized if pollution safeguards are weakened at any point along the mighty 8-state long waterway. The Ohio River Valley …

San Diego Students Making Waves: Join the #OceanChallenge

In August 2018, Cloe Moreno and Eliana Meza-Ehlert, students at High Tech High, an Eco-School in San Diego, CA, participated in the Student Conservation Leadership Summit at the University of …

Clean Water Champions: the Women of the Flint Water Crisis

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Six Reasons to Stand Up 4TheDelaware

How Virginia Farmers Protect Clean Water & Wildlife

In the Mid-Atlantic region, our staff often encounter the common misconception that protecting the environment and supporting farmers are incompatible. This is likely because agriculture is the largest source of …

“All Life is Interrelated”: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Environmental Justice Legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered for his powerful civil rights legacy and his nonviolent protests that inspired half a century of peaceful protest in support of equality. As …

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Tell Your Members of Congress to be Wildlife Champions this Year!

With a new Congress comes a renewed chance to save America’s vulnerable wildlife and stop the destruction of our wild public lands, healthy waterways and a stable climate. Tell your …

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