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Obama Brings On Anti-Keystone Advisor, But Doesn’t Seem to Want His Advice

12/12/2013 // By Mollie Simon

An anonymous White House aide is assuring reporters this morning that President Obama’s new special adviser, Keystone XL opponent John Podesta, will “recuse himself” from the Keystone XL decision. The question for conservationists is: Uh, why? This isn’t a Supreme […] Read more >

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Wildlife Supporters Join Historic Rally Against Dirty Keystone XL Pipeline

2/19/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

On Sunday, the National Wildlife Federation and our supporters took part in the largest climate rally in history. And that’s exactly what it felt like: being a part of history. Over 35,000 people came out in the blistering cold to […] Read more >

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Fighting Money with Money: Campuses Divest from Fossil Fuels

10/10/2012 // By Sara Gassman

Hey, did you know? There’s an election coming up! Right, right, you knew. Kind of hard to miss that one. But here are a few more things you maybe didn’t know, that haven’t necessarily been advertised every 30 seconds in […] Read more >

Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich thinks tar sands are swell...despite their horrific environmental impact (photo: Gage Skidmore)

Professor Newt Flunks Keystone XL 101

12/16/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The tar sands pipeline rears its ugly head at the Republican presidential debate. Read more >

Thousands of People (plus one Whooping Crane) Protest Keystone XL

11/7/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

I gathered with thousands of others around Barack Obama’s house on Sunday, urging the President to say no to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that would carry millions of barrels of tar sands oil through America’s heartland, including the sensitive […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: Gardening, Gore & Civil Disobedience

6/28/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Adaptation in a Rapidly Changing Climate Quote: Bishop Stephen Blaire Economic Story of the Week: Keystone XL Bill Passes House Committee, Spurs Protest Editorial of the Week: Spurring the EPA on Greenhouse Gases […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: The Anniversary We’re Not Celebrating

4/19/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Congress may be in recess, but the climate never sleeps. Check out this week’s news: Highlight of the Week: Gulf Oil Disaster: One Year Into Recovery Quote: Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org Economic Story of the Week: Turning Brownfields into […] Read more >

Record Turnout For AASHE Student Summit!

10/10/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

Today the Colorado Conference Center felt a little like a university campus as over 500 students from an impressive array of colleges and universities showed up for the AASHE 2010 Student Summit, co-produced by NWF’s Campus Ecology program. After a keynote address by Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler, representatives from dozens of schools participated in breakout sessions on topics including “Connecting Campus to the Wider Community,” “Waste Management on Campus,” “Sustainability Success Stories,” “Financing Sustainability Projects on Campus,” and “National Student Campaigns.” Each session was entirely student-led and showcased inspiring initiatives on campuses from Northern Arizona to McGill, and from San Diego to Yale. Examples ranged from the “free store” at Bemidji State University to a student-created green lifestyle blog. Students also had the opportunity to discuss topics of their own choosing during an “Open Space” session, where participants were free to brainstorm and then lead small group discussions about the issues they felt mattered most. Read more >