Climate and Wildlife Safeguards

Accelerating erosion of the beach and dunes along Plum Island Point  is a problem for people and wildlife. Photo by Taj Schottland/NWF

Finding Common Ground to Protect Plum Island’s Coastline

This blog is part of a series highlighting a dune restoration and beach access improvement project that NWF and its partners are engaged in on Plum Island in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  How …

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Climate Policy Rollbacks Create Disasters, Not Jobs

President Trump claimed that last week’s Executive Order rolling back climate progress will create jobs for coal miners, but what it really creates is more flooding for coastal communities and …

Keep off dunes. Photo by Michael Bentley/flickr

Coastal Dunes: Building a Stronger Coastline

On your way to the beach, have you ever walked on a boardwalk that spans a dune? Maybe it was a blistering summer day and you burned your bare feet …

North end of Plum island. Photo by Bill Sargent.

Restoring Native Dunes to Protect Communities and Wildlife

In an attempt to combat these climate-driven hazards, the City of Newburyport has been working closely with staff from the National Wildlife Federation’s Northeast Regional Center over the past two years …

Red Knots in flight. Photo by Caudio Dias Timm/ Flickr

3 Birds in the Northeast That Need Our Help

Post-Irene Aerial photo of damage to bridge by Flickr's VTrans

Learning From Tropical Storm Irene

Photo by Alan Kneidel. Ruddy Turnstones.

Highway In the Sky

Dunlin. Photo by Taj Schottland/NWF

Saving Shorebirds from a Changing Climate

Changes in the climate are threatening the existence of a small species of migratory shorebird. According to startling new research published last week in Science Magazine and National Geographic, red …

Photo By Don Clark

Painted Bunting Far From Home

A Painted Bunting, one of North America’s most beautiful birds, has been discovered in Pittsfield, Vermont. This species very rarely occurs north of the Carolinas, and according to the Vermont Center …

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Protecting Delaware’s Coast

Millions of dollars have been spent by the state of Delaware restoring beach dune systems and coastal marshes. From recreational areas like boardwalks at Rehoboth and Bethany Beach, to the …

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