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Tar mat coats marsh in Bay Jimmy off Louisiana's Barataria Bay, March 2012 (NWF staff photo)

Two Years into BP Oil Spill, “Our Whole Life is Upside-Down”

It wasn’t until several years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that the full ecological impacts on Alaska’s ecosystems revealed themselves, and two years into the Gulf oil disaster, …

Flickr's Tina Neale

Climate-Fueled Sea Level Rise Already Impacting America, Scientists Tell Congress

From threatened power plants to overflowing sewers, scientists testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today say sea level rise fueled by global warming is already costing Americans …

Striped dolphins swim through BP oil, April 2012 (NOAA's National Ocean Service)

Gulf Dolphins Still Struggling to Recover from BP Oil Spill

With the Gulf oil disaster approaching the two-year mark, a new assessment from NOAA scientists says bottlenose dolphins are still feeling the BP oil spill’s ill effects – and some may …

Oiled White Pelican on Bay Jimmy in Louisiana

NWF Tour Finds BP Oil Still Soaking Louisiana Marshes, Menacing Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation this week led a boat trip to Louisiana marshes hit hard by the Gulf oil disaster. The trip made depressingly clear that while national attention has …

Cherry blossoms along DC's Tidal Basin, April 2011 (Flickr's Robert Pos)

‘Little Pink Warning Flags’: Early DC Cherry Blossoms Signal Climate Change Impacts

Washington DC’s iconic cherry blossoms are forecast to challenge the record for earliest peak bloom thanks to temperatures that reached 80 degrees for the third consecutive day. It’s part of …

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NASA Scientist: Will We Leave Our Children a “Climate System Spiraling Out of Control”?

This talk on the climate crisis by Dr. James Hansen is the most must-watch video for conservationists so far in 2012: Dr. Hansen heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space …

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), via Flickr's Gage Skidmore

Inhofe’s New Book: I Hate Regulation, Therefore I Deny Climate Science

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) is refreshingly candid in his new book, The Greatest Hoax, admitting that he only fights climate science because he hates climate solutions. As E&E News’ Jean …

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard, Deepwater Horizon response.

BP Reports Profit Gusher, Warns Gulf Oil Disaster Victims to Expect Rough Trial

BP has joined other oil giants in reporting staggeringly huge profits for 2011: BP returned to profit with a bang last year, posting net earnings of $23.9 billion on Tuesday, as …

NWF Cake 76th birthday

NWF Celebrates 76 Years of Protecting America’s Wildlife

Did you know today is the National Wildlife Federation’s 76th birthday? Here at NWF’s National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC, we’re celebrating with this cake courtesy of Elizabeth Wallace, our …

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before delivering the State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 2011 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters?

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