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Congress to the RES-cue!

8/3/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

The House Energy Bill will begin floor debate this morning, with amendments–including a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)–voted on this afternoon. But if they like to talk as much as the Senate, this could go late. We hear that the Renewable […] Read more >

House Energy Vote Approaches

7/31/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

A few weeks ago, the U.S. Senate passed their version of an Energy Bill, drawing up a blueprint for America’s energy use in the coming year. Now the House of Representatives is working on their Energy Independence Package, and staffers […] Read more >

Time to Start Building an Ark, Seattle?

7/26/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

NWF’s latest and greatest report, Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Habitats in the Pacific Northwest, is getting news hits all over the place, including the Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Tacoma News Tribune, The Olympian and many other regional papers. The report […] Read more >

Black v. White? Supreme Court on Endangered Species and Clean Water

6/26/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

When I went in search of a news article about Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on National Association of Home Builders v. Defenders of Wildlife, I was dismayed to find the majority of papers picked up the Associated Press story and […] Read more >

Endangered Species Act Rewrite Could Change Wildlife Protections

3/30/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

News broke recently that the federal government is considering a major rewrite of one of America’s most important conservation laws, the Endangered Species Act, with all indications pointing to a drastically weakened interpretation. NWF’s own John Kostyack stopped by NPR […] Read more >

Rush Limbaugh Clings to His Iceberg

3/9/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

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“Well According to Phil…oh and the IPCC”

2/3/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

Yesterday was a big day in the global warming news cycle. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report saying it is “very likely” (at least a 90 percent chance) that human activities are causing the warming of the […] Read more >

SOTU ’07–A “Global Climate Change” Nod

1/23/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

Exerpt from the energy portion of President George Bush’s State of the Union address tonight: Extending hope and opportunity depends on a stable supply of energy that keeps America’s economy running and America’s environment clean. For too long our Nation […] Read more >

Polar Bears Threatened by Global Warming?

12/27/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

The Bush administration is continuing to “look into” the potential problem of global warming, announcing today that polar bears might need to be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act because their habitat is melting away. Washington Post: “Identifying […] Read more >

Global Warming Cutting Into Bear Naptime

12/22/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Apparently global warming hasn’t heard the phrase “let sleeping bears lie.” Spain’s balmy winter is affecting the animals’ hibernation cycles: Climate Change vs Mother Nature Scientists reveal that bears have stopped hibernating By Geneviève Roberts Bears have stopped hibernating in […] Read more >