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Climate Change is Having a Big Impact on Small Mammals

Climate change has arrived. The years of waiting and watching for the changes we were told to expect are over. We have seen drought, sea level rise, and melting glaciers. …

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NWF “Moosing” Presidential Hopefuls in New Hampshire

New Hampshire’s moose are in big trouble, as are many other species of wildlife suffering from extreme impacts of climate change. As the New Hampshire presidential primary rhetoric ramps up, the …

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A Needed Step to Protect Public Lands for Wildlife

Today, the Obama Administration issued a long overdue plan to reform the outdated leasing program for coal mining on federal lands. The current system, which is three decades old, is an …

A manatee nurses her calf in the warm waters of the Three Sister's Spring. Photo by John Muhilly.

Clean Water Rule Safeguards Streams

Small streams eventually become big rivers. That’s the commonsense principle behind the new Clean Water Rule, which will restore Clean Water Act protections to smaller streams and nearby wetlands. This …

Our Call for an Ambitious Global Climate Agreement Has Been Answered

On Saturday, we witnessed history being made as high-level representatives from nearly 200 countries at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21) approved a monumental agreement to curb climate change. The …

Rail lines that could carry tar sands run along Lake Champlain's shores.  Photo by Jim Murphy

Study Shows Tar Sands Oil Has No Place in the Northeast

In the wake of two of the worst onshore oil spills in U.S. history, a newly issued report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) confirms what the tragic spills in …

Swift fox on the Kansas prairie. Photo from USFWS

EPA Biofuel Rule Includes Loophole that Threatens Wildlife Habitat

Homegrown ethanol should not come at the expense of vanishing prairie ecosystems and wildlife habitat. That was the deal Congress struck in 2007 when it mandated billions of gallons of …

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New Wilderness Act Can Safeguard Arctic Habitat

Today Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation seeking to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain as Wilderness, the highest form of protection that …

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Game Changers: Climate Impacts to America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage

Hunters and anglers are on the front lines of climate change, seeing its devastating effects on wildlife and traditional recreation first-hand. Climate change poses an immediate and specific threat to …

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Another Step Towards Achieving a Wildlife-Friendly Clean Energy Future

The path to clean, wildlife-friendly energy continues to be open wide. Instead of derailing the Clean Power Plan – the first ever restrictions on harmful carbon pollution from power plants – …

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