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This polar bear was awaiting the return of sea ice near Churchill, Manitoba. Warmer temperatures have kept sea ice from forming as early as it used to, and polar bears are waiting on shore without food for longer periods of time. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Lara Ferraro.

Landmark EPA Rule Promises to Spur Renewable Energy for Wildlife

6/2/2014 // By Jim Murphy

Today is a momentous day for the future of the planet.  For the first time, rules have been proposed to put meaningful limits on the largest source of carbon pollution: our power sector, which accounts for about 40 percent of all […] 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 >

Extreme weather in Colorado has included the 2013 flood unleashed by record rainfall. NWF Photo/Kamla Sullivan

U.S. Senator, Scientists Sound Warning on Climate Change

4/22/2014 // By Judith Kohler

We know that no place will escape climate change, but sometimes it feels like Colorado is experiencing all the consequences of a warming world at once. Last year, our wildfire season, which keeps getting longer, blew up in early June. […] Read more >

An egret in flight over the Bombay Hooke National Wildlife Refuge. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kim Taylor.

House Casts a Climate Vote and Wildlife Takes a Hit

3/7/2014 // By Larry Schweiger

Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to undermine common-sense protections for America’s wildlife and public health. 223 members cast their vote supporting a bill dubbed the Polluter Protection Act, which would directly undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to reduce […] Read more >

A group of Magellanic Penguins, Flickr photo by Chris Pearson

Penguin Chicks are Dying in a Changing Climate

2/3/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

The life of a Magellanic penguin is hardly idyllic. They contend with predators like sea lions, declining food sources due to overfishing and the constant threat of oil spills in their South American habitat. But now, they are facing a […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup- January 31, 2014

1/31/2014 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week?   Sportsmen to President Obama: Public lands a worthwhile legacy Jan 29- With members of Congress at loggerheads on many issues, President Barack Obama can take the lead and fully implement promised […] Read more >

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

President Now Has Information Needed to Deny Keystone XL

1/31/2014 // By Jim Murphy

Today, the State Department released its long awaited environmental review of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline.  The State Department’s report for the first time acknowledges that the Keystone XL pipeline has significant climate impacts, and could cause […] Read more >

The Need to Get It Right on Climate Change

1/29/2014 // By Jim Murphy

Call me an optimist.  Despite dire warnings about the future of our winters (or lack thereof), I have spent the last couple years teaching my young children to ski—a joy that has made winters a time to relish, not dread.  […] Read more >

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

1/28/2014 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good news because there’s a range of conservation issues on which […] Read more >

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Governors Stepping Up to Protect Wildlife from Carbon Pollution

12/18/2013 // By Carol Oldham

Long a leader on environmental issues, the Northeast is stepping up once again. On December 2nd, Governors from nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, saying: “We applaud the commitment of the United States […] Read more >