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Women and the Environment, Celebrating Women’s History Month with EPA Administrator Jackson

3/26/2012 // By Kristy Jones

On Monday, March 26, Jaime Matyas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Wildlife Federation and I, Senior Manager of Campus Ecology at National Wildlife Federation, had the pleasure of attending a briefing at the White House on […] Read more >

The waves at Porto Covo, west coast of Portugal. Photo credit:  Alvesgaspar

We Must Care for the Oceans

2/7/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Six decades ago, Rachel Carson wrote about the “bewildering abundance” of life found in the surface waters of the seas. While conducting her studies, she discovered that some fish migratory patterns were changing. She was the first scientist to suggest […] Read more >

California Leading the Fight on Global Warming

9/30/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

  Wednesday’s decision by California’s Supreme Court to allow the state to go ahead with a cap-and-trade program was an important step in the effort to limit and dramatically reduce the global warming pollution that threatens people and wildlife across […] Read more >

2005 Image of Athbasca Glacier, Jasper National Park

What if 1/3 of Americans said there was no evidence Pearl Harbor was attacked?

11/2/2010 // By John Kostyack

Imagine if a survey were taken in late December 1941 and it revealed that one-third of Americans believed there was no solid evidence of an attack on Pearl Harbor and therefore opposed any mobilization plan. The latest polling on American […] Read more >

Big Oil to Mount (Another) Assault on Clean Air Act

8/4/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Feeling emboldened with scuttling clean energy and climate legislation for the summer, Big Oil is ready to go on the offensive and gut the Clean Air Act, one of the nation’s most important environmental laws that’s now key to reducing […] Read more >

Effort to Get Senate to Act on Climate Stalls

7/22/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

It was a depressing day today as Senate Democrats announced they had to postpone their effort to pass a climate bill. Here’s NWF’s Larry Schweiger’s press statement: “As a result of continued obstruction from every Republican Senator and a few […] Read more >

How Cap & Trade Would Help Wildlife (Or: Cap Pollution, Trade Otters!)

7/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

Over at The New Republic’s The Vine, Brad Plumer discusses how sea otters make the case for capping carbon pollution & allowing trading of pollution permits: Let’s say Congress enacted a cap-and-trade system and pollution permits were selling for about […] Read more >

American Power Act Gets Big Boost From Budget Experts

7/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

The American Power Act, sponsored by Senators John Kerry & Joe Lieberman, got a big boost today from the people who analyze the dollars & cents in federal legislation: Congressional budget experts say a climate and energy bill now stalled […] Read more >

NWF President to Senate: Time to Finish Job

4/26/2010 // By Miles Grant

“With the Senate so close to the goal line on a new energy path for America, we can’t call a time out now,” said NWF President Larry Schweiger.
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Obama Presses Senate to Pass Clean Energy & Climate Bill

4/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

President Obama is sending a clear message to Senate leaders, asking them to pass clean energy & climate legislation as soon as work on financial reform is done: “This is one of these foundational priorities from my perspective that has […] Read more >