People and Wildlife

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Follow the Water: Natural Solutions for Wildlife and People Along the Mississippi River

The Mississippi River touches 10 states along its 2,300-mile-long path and drains an area encompassing all or parts of 31 states and two Canadian provinces. Nearly 20 million people rely … Read more

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Lake Erie: From Green to Clean

As the summer Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) season loads up, we’re keeping our eye on the Lake Erie blooms and can answer your most pressing questions. From the causes to … Read more

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Blurred Tunnel Vision: Enbridge’s Risky Line 5 Expansions

Recently, the Michigan Public Service Commission granted Enbridge a site permit for the plan to relocate the dangerous Line 5 pipeline into a tunnel running under the Straits of Mackinac. … Read more

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So You Want to Get a Bee House…

The bees need our help, and no, we’re not referring to honeybees! While honeybees can be an incredibly helpful domesticated species, they’re not native to America. In fact, most of … Read more

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Resilient Galveston Island

Galveston Island is no stranger to extreme weather events. From the Great Storm of 1900, which still holds the record for the deadliest storm in the U.S., to Hurricane Ike … Read more

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Academics Afield: Arming Students with Safe Hunting Practices

Hunting is integral in wildlife conservation—from connecting people with nature to managing animal populations—and since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has been a driving force that supports hunting and … Read more

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Unleashed: Exploring the Work of Conservation Dogs

Imagine a wildlife research project that takes you face to face with a jaguar in Guatemala, thanks to the good work of your conservation dog. Man’s best friend has a long … Read more

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Ridding Waters and Wildlife Habitat of Toxic Chemicals

Waterways and the aquatic habitats of many wildlife from kingfishers to polar bears are contaminated with highly toxic “forever chemicals.” These chemicals — known as Per-and-Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS — … Read more

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New Oil & Gas Rule Will Benefit Wildlife on Public Lands

Wildlife – from majestic elk to small burrowing owls – depend on our public lands and waters for their survival. Elk use large intact landscapes and migration pathways to access … Read more

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Big Steps from Biden to Curb Power Plant Pollution

I am a huge fan of refrigerator magnets. They proudly hold my kids’ artwork in temporary exhibition as well as this week’s grocery list. These magnets are also a walk … Read more