Lauren Anderson

Lauren is the Climate and Energy Intern with the National Wildlife Federation. She works with the Climate and Energy Team to protect wildlife from the impacts of climate change. Originally from California, she received a B.S. in Biology from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo in 2011 and a MPP from Oregon State University in energy and environmental policy in 2015.
Photo by Erin Drake

The Plan: Decarbonize the Economy

The plan is an outgrowth of last December’s Paris Agreement, the first global commitment to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change by keeping average global temperature increase below …

Photo by Linda Tanner

A Harrowing Harvest: Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture

This Thanksgiving, help protect the food your family and wildlife depend on. A changing climate will harm the natural resources and food supplies that people and wildlife need to survive. …

Wildlife are harmed by extreme weather events. Photo by USFWS

Stormy Skies in a Changing Climate

Increased Flooding According to the U.S. National Climate Assessment, the amount of rain falling in powerful downpour events has been significantly above average since 1991. Further, sea-level rise has worsened the …

Sea otters are Climate Guardians. Photo from USFWS

Meet A Few of Our Climate Guardians

The climate change story is often one of doom and gloom. There are countless examples of how our rapidly changing climate is impacting wildlife and habitat across the U.S., and …

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Wildfire: Climate Change in California

In 2015, more than 2,500 structures were burned in the Valley and Butte wildfires alone. Since 1970, wildfires have burned more than twice the area as expected, and fire season …

Yellowstone River. Photo by USFWS

Climate Change Threatens Yellowstone River

Studies show that the cause of the fish mortality is kidney disease triggered by a parasite. The unprecedented nature of this case is the result of low water levels and …

Loggerhead sea turtle. Photo by SKEEZE/ Pixaxbay

Sea-level Rise in a Rapidly Changing Climate

States from Florida to Maine are experiencing the high costs of beach erosion, saltwater intrusion, and loss of tidal waterways. Coastal communities and ecosystems alike are threatened, and projections show …

Moose need our help. Photo by Angie Savage, National Wildlife Photo Contest

The Zero-Carbon Grid: Save the Moose!

This agreement demonstrates the growing international consensus to address climate change – a primary threat to wildlife – and the rapid transition occurring from dirty fossil fuels to cleaner, renewable …

Photo by Eric Kilby, Flickr Creative Commons

Win in the Fight to Save Arctic Wildlife!

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average. As the climate warms and ice melts, wildlife like the arctic fox will be hurt. It is critical that …

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EPA Cuts Methane Pollution

The rule will regulate methane emissions by requiring: Leak detection and repair (spotting leaks and repairing them on a regular basis) Efficiency upgrades to existing equipment (installing technology that stops …

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