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The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean broke a new record low when it reached its annual summertime minimum extent. | Image credit: NASA

How Arctic Sea Ice Loss Can Set the Stage for Superstorms

11/1/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

As the east coast begins efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the devastating effects of climate change are impossible to miss. Bigger, more powerful storms. More rainfall and higher storm surge. These are exactly the sorts of impacts that climate […] Read more >

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Voting YES to Renewable Energy in Michigan

10/27/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

The Great Lakes were too hot this summer. From Lake Michigan hitting 82 degrees in July to Lake Superior running 15 to 20 degrees above average–the lakes are showing the effects of our warming climate. The record hot waters surprised […] Read more >

Wetlands along U.S. coastlines and around the world are at risk from sea level rise. | Photo: NOAA

Debate Must Not Avoid Flood of Climate Impacts

10/22/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Tonight’s debate on foreign policy issues is a critical chance to address climate change. As Secretary of State Clinton noted last week when speaking on energy diplomacy, climate change is central to global economic, environmental and security interests. Rising sea […] Read more >

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Help Pack the Polls for Wildlife on Election Day!

10/20/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

The November 6th elections will have far-reaching consequences for America’s wildlife from coast to coast for years to come. SHARE this image with your friends to make this the largest voter turnout for wildlife ever! Get ready to cast your […] Read more >

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BP Wants to Get Let Off the Hook? Are We Talking About the Same BP?

10/19/2012 // By Miles Grant

There are reports out that BP is HIGHLY OFFENDED that the Justice Department might ask it to pay a settlement for the Gulf oil disaster of … just $18 billion. That’s less than half of the full penalties BP could […] Read more >

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Washington Activist Gives Orcas a Voice

10/18/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

What would orcas say about proposals to ship up to 150 million tons of coal per year on trains running along the Columbia River and Puget Sound through sensitive habitat? That’s the question that Washington activist Richard Bergner so creatively […] Read more >

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Turn Spotlight on Climate in Debates

10/17/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Last night at the presidential debate, the moderator did not allow an undecided voter with concerns about climate change to ask a question–despite carbon pollution being central to the lengthy exchange between the candidates during the debate on which fossil […] Read more >

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Happy 40th Anniversary Clean Water Act!

10/15/2012 // By Robyn Fischer

This Thursday, we celebrate the 40th¬†anniversary of the Clean Water Act. This landmark act has ensured, and will continue to ensure, that America‚Äôs waters are fishable, swimmable, and drinkable. Since its inception, the Clean Water Act has logged numerous successes: […] Read more >

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One Day Left: Ask the Candidates About Climate Change

10/9/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

The October 16 debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be a town hall forum, and you have the chance to choose the questions! Google is accepting questions from the public to use in the debates, but […] Read more >

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is pushing for a new approach to restoring salmon to Northwestern rivers and streams. Photo by U.S. FWS.

A New Path Forward for Salmon in the Columbia River Basin

10/2/2012 // By Dan Siemann

The wild salmon and steelhead of the Columbia and Snake Rivers are truly one-of-a-kind. Many of these fish travel farther inland and higher in elevation than any salmon in the world, returning to some of the best-protected salmon habitat on […] Read more >