water pollution

7 Reasons to Protect America’s Waters

The Administration has published a proposal to restore Clean Water Act protections to America’s most vulnerable streams and wetlands. Unfortunately, this proposal is already coming under attack from the mining …

New Oil Spill Fouls Mississippi River

On Sunday, an oil barge travelling down the Mississippi River collided with a tugboat, spilling more than 31,000 gallons. Thankfully no one was hurt, but a 65-mile stretch of the …

Blue Crab

More Pollution for Chesapeake Blue Crabs?

After showing signs of a big comeback, blue crab numbers in the Chesapeake Bay are plummeting. This crustacean with sapphire-tinted claws is very sensitive to environmental and habitat changes—and officials were …

Tribes Demand Responsible Mining and Clean Water

This week, leaders and environmental staff members from eight tribes and tribal organizations are flying to Washington, D.C. to ask the Obama Administration to address a problem that impacts us …

Five Great Lakes Species Facing a New Threat from Big Oil

The Great Lakes are the world’s largest surface freshwater ecosystem and their waters and shoreline areas provide habitat for a breathtaking array of wildlife. But with a recent increase in …

Deji Akinpelu

From Playing in the Garden to Environmental Scientist

College student Deji Akinpelu has been spending time in nature and learning how to save the planet with National Wildlife Federation for most of his life – get inspired by his story!

Great Lakes Fish Say “Go Plastic Free” in July: 6 Tips

In the final days of June, the heat is on. During these dog-days of summer, many folks will take the opportunity to cool off in a nearby swimmin’ hole. Americans …

Tribal Member

Honoring the River

Everyone knows that mining can be a dirty business, but it turns out that mines are particularly bad news for tribal communities. For more than a century, American Indians and …

Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

There are very few Jaguars left in the United States, which explains why recent photographs taken by Arizona Game and Fish using motion sensor trail cameras are causing such a stir. …

Weekly News Roundup-November 30, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Obama Administration Delivers on Longstanding Promise to the American …

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