Great Lakes

Congress Gives Interior Programs a Treat

Yesterday, Congress handed out a giant treat to agencies charged with protecting and managing our nation’s wildlife and natural resources. The House and Senate have approved a $32.2 billion Interior …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 2

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Mosquitoes For mosquitoes, it’s the ladies who are the bloodsuckers. Both sexes feed on flower nectar …

Budget Could Bring a Flow of Funding for the Great Lakes

As some of you already know, Congress is busy this week working on a budget resolution for the coming year. Fortunately, the resolution they’re discussing includes important investments in conserving …

Great Lakes, Raw Sewage, New Jobs and You

How are the Great Lakes, raw sewage, new jobs and you related? Well, this week, National Wildlife Federation supporters like you are in our Capitol asking our leaders to restore …

Historic Great Lakes Protections Become Law!

Less than two weeks ago, President Bush signed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Compact, ensuring the protection of one of our country’s most important natural resources! The Compact culminates 10 …

Global Warming Throws Off Predator-Prey Balance

Climate change has altered the natural balance between two American mammal species, and both populations are close to their lowest-ever levels and have been feeling the effects of global warming, the Washington Post reports. …

Great Woes for the Great Lakes

Check out Kari Lyderson’s article in today’s Washington Post for a look at how decreased ice cover on the Great Lakes is impacting the shipping industry, outdoor recreation opportunities and …

Corps Reform Measures Included in WRDA

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 …

Moratorium on Ocean Going Ships in the Great Lakes

The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today is calling for a moratorium of ocean-going ships in the Great Lakes until Congress stops the introduction of aquatic invasive species. “Our call …

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