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Mollie Simon is the Climate and Energy Intern at NWF's National Advocacy Center. She graduated from Villanova University in 2013 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Environmental Studies. Mollie grew up hiking, gardening and biking around the Philadelphia area. She is passionate about clean energy and mitigating climate change. She can be found on twitter @MollieGSimon.
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European Trade Document Reveals Threat to Wildlife Habitat and Climate

7/9/2014 // By Mollie Simon

A leaked trade document from the European Union was published yesterday by the Washington Post, revealing how the EU is pressuring the United States to lift its ban on crude oil exports to allow them access to our oil and gas. […] Read more >

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A New Tool Shows the Progress States are Making on Climate

6/6/2014 // By Mollie Simon

It has certainly been a great week for climate action. This week saw the release of the long-awaited carbon rules: regulations put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and President Obama that aim to place the first ever limits […] Read more >

Ttrout are the indicator species of cold water stream health, and are expected to lose much of their habitat due to climate change. Photo by Fish Eye Guy (fisheyeguyphotograpy.com)

Senate Explores Climate Impacts to Sportsmen and Wildlife

6/3/2014 // By Mollie Simon

We already know that global warming is negatively impacting coastal fishing industries, big game species, and outdoor recreation. Every day, sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts across the country are coping with the effects of climate change. Today, the Senate Committee on […] Read more >

Black bears across the country are going hungry as extreme heat and drought decrease their food supply.

Climate Change Brings Black Bears Close to Home

5/30/2014 // By Mollie Simon

There is nothing like the thrill of seeing a black bear in the wild. I will never forget when I saw my first family of black bears in the Hickory Run State Park in eastern Pennsylvania. But when you see black […] Read more >

Photo via Flickr user Nuon

The Carbon Rule Brings in a New Era of Wind and Renewable Energy

5/22/2014 // By Mollie Simon

In less than two weeks, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will roll out their vitally important plan to limit carbon pollution from power plants. As these rules begin to take shape, America will move away from fossil […] Read more >

Swamp milkweed and monarch butterfly by Victor Quintanilla

Further Scientific Evidence of the Severity of Climate Change

5/6/2014 // By Mollie Simon

Today marks the release of the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA), a significant report that underscores the potential gravity of climate change to our nation’s well-being. This extensively peer-reviewed report is the product of years of work and it gives us […] Read more >

The NWF team speaking up for wildlife at the Reject and Protect rally.

Reject and Protect: Native Tribes and Ranchers rally against the Keystone Pipeline

4/28/2014 // By Mollie Simon

This Saturday, thousands of cowboys, Native Americans, environmental activists and concerned citizens took to the streets of D.C. in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline. This rally and march was the culmination of a weeklong “Reject and Protect” encampment on […] Read more >

Atlantic puffins in Latrabjarg, Iceland

EPA research shows regulating methane is efficient and low cost

4/16/2014 // By Mollie Simon

This Tuesday, the EPA released five whitepapers examining methane emissions from the oil and gas sector and affirmed what we already knew—this powerful carbon pollutant can be reduced efficiently and cost-effectively. The white papers are part of President Obama’s multi-agency […] Read more >

The golden eagle is one of the species threatened by coal mining in the west. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Doug Pfeil.

The Carbon Impact of Coal Exports

4/9/2014 // By Mollie Simon

This week, NWF released an issue brief entitled “Accounting for Carbon Pollution from Coal Mining on Federal Lands” which looks at the overall carbon impact of the coal being leased and exported from public lands. In primarily western states like […] Read more >

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

Oil Spill Threatens Wildlife in the Galveston Bay

3/25/2014 // By Mollie Simon

Well, it looks like there has been yet another fossil fuel accident. Over the weekend, 168,000 gallons of toxic oil spilled into the Galveston Bay. A Kirby Inland Marine oil barge collided with a cargo ship, shutting down The Houston Ship Channel, and spilling as […] Read more >