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Another Win for Wildlife: Request to Stay the Clean Power Plan Rejected

1/25/2016 // By Jim Murphy

The good news for wildlife keeps coming. On January 21, a three judge panel on the United State Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected requests from states and industry groups to stay the Clean Power Plan which …

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Protecting Wildlife from Climate Change in 2016 and Beyond

1/12/2016 // By Jim Murphy

2015: What a Year! It is not an overstatement to say that 2015 may be looked back upon as the year that we began winning the battle to protect wildlife from the immense harms of runaway climate change. The accomplishments of …

Offshore wind turbines (photo: London Array)

Price on Carbon Needed to Protect Wildlife

12/9/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Paris Talks Call for Action As the Paris negotiations near their end, hopes for a groundbreaking deal remain high. While negotiators face challenges on issues such as finding an equitable and transparent mechanism for climate finance and India’s willingness to cut a …

Mule Deer Photo: USFWS

Game Changers: Climate Impacts to America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage

11/19/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Hunters and anglers are on the front lines of climate change, seeing its devastating effects on wildlife and traditional recreation first-hand. Climate change poses an immediate and specific threat to hunting and fishing in America, challenging the traditions and values …

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Another Step Towards Achieving a Wildlife-Friendly Clean Energy Future

11/18/2015 // By Jim Murphy

The path to clean, wildlife-friendly energy continues to be open wide. Instead of derailing the Clean Power Plan – the first ever restrictions on harmful carbon pollution from power plants – a futile Senate vote fell far short of the numbers …

Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

10/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final amended rule to protect waters from coal power plants’ discharges. These plants contribute about thirty percent of all toxic pollutants discharged to surface waters. NWF applauds the EPA’s action to further reduce pollution that harms and poisons fish, …

A pair of baby moose calves. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant . Gary Lackie.

Pope Francis Reaffirms Need to Protect Wildlife from Climate Change

9/25/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Pope Francis is in the middle of his first ever trip to the United States, having just visited Washington DC, and now stopping in New York and Philadelphia. Over the past two days he addressed a crowd at the White …

Increasing temperatures continue to impact the Rocky Mountain pika population (photo: Flickr user Daniele Colombo)

Bipartisan Climate Resolution Will Support Wildlife

9/24/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Last week, Representative Chris Gibson (R-NY), along with 10 other Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives released a resolution calling for action on climate change. The resolution shows a growing effort for bipartisan leadership on climate change and …

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4 Things You Need to Know About the Clean Power Plan

8/14/2015 // By Jim Murphy

After hearing about the new Clean Power Plan – which sets the first ever controls on power plants, the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions – you’re probably wondering: What should I know about this historic step to protect wildlife and people? To help, here …

One of my favorite places.  Photo by Jim Murphy

Climate Change Threatens Our Waterways

8/11/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Few resources are more vital to wildlife and our enjoyment of the outdoors than our waterways.  Like many people, my passion for the outdoors started with a relationship with a treasured waterway, spending summers boating, fishing, swimming and watching ducks …

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