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$1.00 a gallon … when you fill up at the plug

3/12/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

Last week the new Ford Focus Electric received its official fuel economy rating from EPA…105 miles per gallon equivalent!  At 110 MPGe city and 99 MPGe highway, that makes it the most fuel efficient 5-passenger car on the road (the […] Read more >

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Houston Toads: New Victims of Climate Change

2/27/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Climate change isn’t just making the mercury rise; it is causing a lot of other problems, including extreme droughts and wildfires. These accelerating global warming impacts are very troubling for the Houston toad, and with Leap Day upon us the plight of this endangered amphibian has been […] Read more >

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Inhofe Seeks to Throw Mercury Protections Overboard

2/21/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Late last week, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S.J. Res. 37 – a congressional resolution seeking to disapprove and throw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new air pollution standards that limit mercury and air toxics from power plant smokestacks. […] Read more >

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Big Polluters Continue Their Hold on Congress

2/2/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

The polluter stranglehold on the House of Representatives continued today. Three members of the Republican Congressional leadership sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting that the White House stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing new (and […] Read more >

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GUEST POST: The Snowshoe Hare is Pennsylvania’s Polar Bear

2/1/2012 // By NWF

Ed Zygmunt was named the National Wildlife Federation’s 2007 Affiliate Volunteer of the Year for his advocacy on climate change and other critical environmental issues affecting America’s sportsmen and women. He served as an aide to former U.S. Representative Christopher […] Read more >

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before delivering the State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 2011 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

1/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters? Read more >

Oil refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana. (Courtesy of Planetware.com)

NWF Helps Deliver 2011 Victories for Clean Air

1/13/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Thanks to NWF and other organizations’ persistent advocacy, EPA is putting the brakes on toxic air pollution and curbing greenhouse gas emissions. NWF has been a leader in finding ways to address the climate crisis. While a comprehensive climate plan […] Read more >

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Climate Change Costs U.S. Big Time

1/5/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

As NWF has highlighted recently, climate change is turbo-charging our weather and causing increasingly catastrophic thunderstorms, floods, and wildfires. Behind the headlines of these extreme weather events are the real costs to families and communities as they face the financial […] Read more >

Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)

New Report to Warn Climate Change Already Fueling Extreme Weather

11/2/2011 // By Miles Grant

A new report is set to warn the intensity of 2011′s floods, heat and drought aren’t freak occurrences – they’re the direct result of man-made climate change. Read more >

Better Faster Stronger 2… The Truck

10/20/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

25% better fuel economy 20% less pollution 365 horsepower 420 lb-ft of torque Its fall, and while many of us are throwing gear in the back of our trucks for the last weekend fishing or getting ready for the opening […] Read more >