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Whitewater-Baldy Fire, New Mexico on June 6, 2012. Credit: Kari Greer, USFS Gila National Forest.

Connecting the Dots: How Climate Change is Fueling Western Wildfires

6/15/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

Western wildfires are dominating headlines in June – but the media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause. Read more >

Lake Hefner at sunset.  Fishers are drawn for the smallmouth bass, white bass and catfish.  But mercury contamination remains an unresolved problem. Image from OK.Gov.

Senator Inhofe Puts Polluters Ahead of Oklahoma Lakes

6/13/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Oklahoma City’s Lake Hefner is an urban oasis bustling with life, and rated as one of the best lakes for sail boarding. With a boat dock and fishing docks, it’s a draw for families eager to catch some catfish, white […] Read more >

Shamu, San Diego, CA. Credit: Patty Mooney

Injecting Social Sciences into the Climate Movement

6/11/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

What do the boomerang effect, the deficit model, and the Shamu principle have to do with helping reduce our carbon emissions? What about the foot-in-the-door effect, spillover, and the single-action bias? Turns out that these and other insights from the […] Read more >

Climate Change Impacts at Atlanta's Turner Field (Photo Nate Steiner/Flickr)

Bryce Harper’s Unusual Hit Speaks to Climate Change Impacts

6/4/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Climate change is often a subtle devil.  While in 2011 we witnessed $35 billion in insured losses from climate change-fueled extreme weather, many of the other impacts progress incrementally each year until they accumulate enough to be noticed, or even […] Read more >

Clean air advocates rally outside the Chicago EPA hearing on the carbon pollution standard (Credit: Sierra Club)

NWF Voices Testify in Support of EPA Carbon Pollution Limits

5/24/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Today, over 20 National Wildlife Federation representatives from 13 states and numerous local supporters testified in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants.   The new proposal would require […] Read more >

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Petition Asks Discovery Channel to Stand Up for Climate Science

5/2/2012 // By Miles Grant

Conservationists have been raving about the amazing images of wildlife surviving in frigid habitats depicted in the Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet series, but they’ve also noticed something missing – an honest discussion of climate change. While the narration makes reference to […] Read more >

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More than 735,000 Americans Support Action to Curb Carbon Pollution [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

4/26/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

We asked you to speak up for polar bears, and you delivered! More than 735,000 Americans, including nearly 50,000 NWF members and supporters have sent letters to the Environmental Protection Agency in support of their proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new […] Read more >

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A Great Fishery in Dire Straits

4/3/2012 // By NWF

In August 2005, my two sons and I embarked on our annual float down the Susquehanna River. Our family has been floating the river for over 25 years, camping on the islands, and wade-fishing for smallmouth bass. We’ve floated and fished most of the area from Sunbury down to Harrisburg. Read more >

(Photo by Banff Lake Louise/Flickr)

Tackle Carbon Pollution: Save Pond Hockey

3/29/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

A new NWF report: On Thin Ice: Warming Winters Put America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage at Risk tells how this year’s winter that wasn’t has impacted hunters and anglers across America.  I have another thing the non-winter has impacted: pond hockey – […] Read more >

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March Madness Mascots Impacted by Climate Change

3/20/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

We’re on to the Sweet Sixteen. For me, this means my bracket is mostly busted (please don’t lose UNC!) and I start looking at March Madness from another angle. Preferably in a way that overlaps with my job–watching basketball counts […] Read more >