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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 …

Wind Turbines

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 …

The National Climate Assessment shows that wildlife and communities are already feeling the impacts of climate with rising seas, ocean acidification, heavier precipitation, changes in growing seasons, decreased cold and snow pack, increased incidence of pests, devastating wildfires and droughts, and other significant impacts.  Photo by Mary Harvey

Why Wildlife is Cheering for the Clean Power Plan

8/3/2015 // By Jim Murphy

President Obama has taken a historic and ambitious step in the fight against carbon pollution that threatens wildlife. With the announcement of the finalized Clean Power Plan, the President has enacted the first ever rules designed to reduce harmful greenhouse …

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

Climate Change Makes Its Way into the Federal Budget Process

4/29/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

The Senate is currently in full swing debating the budget plans that were adopted in March. On April 15th the Senate voted on a series of Democratic priorities which will go to a budget conference committee as the next step …

Celebrate Women in Conservation this Women’s History Month

3/3/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

NWF is celebrating Women’s History Month this March by recognizing women who have made a difference in protecting our wildlife and natural resources! Women are making an impact. But their contributions to wildlife conservation often go unrecognized.  Women are leaders …

Champions of the Clean Power Plan Stand for Wildlife

2/18/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

On Wednesday the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) convened their first oversight hearing on the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, with new chairman Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK). The Clean Power Plan is a landmark rule for curbing …

Moose in the Snow

2015 State of Union Provides New Hope for Protecting Wildlife From Climate Change

1/21/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Last year, after the President’s State of the Union Address, I wrote a blog expressing cautious optimism about his agenda on climate change.  I talked about my two young kids, who I’ve been teaching to ski, with the hope that …

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