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Obama Delaying Action on Carbon Pollution: Quite Damaging

9/21/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Power plants are the nation’s single largest source of climate change causing air pollution pumping roughly 2.4B tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year.  Setting standards to limit this air pollution are critically needed to tackle the climate …

Power plants are the nation’s largest source of dangerous carbon pollution.

No More Delays on Climate Action, Enviro CEOs tell White House

9/20/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency said it was delaying release of  proposed new standards to rein in global warming pollution from new and existing power plants, 19 environmental leaders wrote President Barack Obama today urging a …


Bad Obama Ozone Decision May Spell Trouble for Wildlife

9/9/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Obama Administration’s recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will not strengthen the ozone or smog standard is of little consolation to parents who have to rush their asthmatic kids to the hospital emergency room on dirty air days …

U.S. House to Push Pro-Polluter Agenda in Fall

9/1/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The U.S. House of Representatives will return to Washington after their summer vacation Labor Day weekend intent on dirtying the air and impairing the health of millions of Americans, just as youngsters wait for school buses and romp at recess …

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Code Orange: Sensitive Groups Should Stay Indoors!

8/19/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

In December, I became a father of a beautiful, now 8-month old boy named August.  We call him “Gus.” As someone whose full-time job at the National Wildlife Federation is to reconnect children with nature, I often joked that I …

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Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part One: Polar Bears

8/17/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Polar bears may be Arctic icons, but even their animal rock-star status can’t always sway Congress to protect wildlife. Global warming is melting habitat the big white bears depend on to survive, but recent and upcoming votes by the nation’s …


Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

7/28/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s deficit.  But looking at the bigger picture over the last …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

7/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

The U.S. House of Representatives today takes up a bill that would halt endangered species listings, block Clean Water Act protections, and gut the Clean Air Act. Why would any member of Congress support it? As National Wildlife Federation President …

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Climate Change Makes Us Sick – Literally

7/19/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer, a graduate of the Aquatic Sciences master’s program at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, is a research assistant at NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center. She is currently working on a report on …

Weekly News Roundup – July 15, 2011

7/15/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Legislating in the Dark: Latest House Vote Attacks Water, Clean Energy and Light Bulbs July 15 – …