Issues

Recovery/Assessment Begins After Train Derailment

DUBUQUE – A clean-up is slated to begin on Thursday (February 5) to recover ethanol on land and on the iced-covered surface of the Mississippi River following a train derailment that occurred Wednesday (February 4) north of Dubuque. There was … Continue reading

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Senator Baldwin Visits Genoa NFH

By: Aaron von Esch U.S. Senator Tammy Bald-win from Wisconsin visited Genoa NFH in early August as part of a tour of Wisconsin’s freshwater coasts. She was given a tour of the Mississippi River around Blackhawk Island where mussel biologists … Continue reading

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Habitat Restoration Programs Create Jobs, Pump Millions into Local Economies

Partners for Fish and Wildlife staff meets with private landowners in Michigan to review habitat restoration project. (Photo by USFWS)   A peer-reviewed analysis finds that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s habitat restoration programs are extraordinary engines for the … Continue reading

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A Spring Cleaning

                                                                                                                  On April 26, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with participating state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide to safely remove potentially dangerous pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications from our nation’s medicine cabinets. … Continue reading

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Sportfishing and Conservation Groups Hail Introduction of National Fish Habitat Conservation Act in Senate

March 6, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced S. 2080 the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act (NFHCA) on March 5, 2014. The bipartisan legislation authorizes the National Fish Habitat Action Plan … Continue reading

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FDA: Anti-Bacterial Soaps May Not Curb Bacteria

                     WASHINGTON (AP) After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act

December 26, 2013 by National Wildlife Refuge Association December 28 marks a major milestone in conservation history: the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, signed into law by Republican president Richard Nixon. Forty years later, we have this law … Continue reading

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Budget Cuts Pinch Invasive Species Work

By Bill O’Brian   Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia – a critical feeding and resting spot for migratory birds along the Atlantic Flyway – has felt the pressure of invasive species budget cutbacks on multiple levels. (Joe Milmoe/USFWS) … Continue reading

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Study Finds Steep Decline In Amphibians

A new U.S. Geological Survey study, using data collected at national wildlife refuges and other sites, found a steep drop in the numbers of frogs, toads and salamanders across the country. The study shows widespread species declines even in protected … Continue reading

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