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Weekly News Roundup: NWF promotes Wind Power and more!

7/11/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Offshore wind power along the Atlantic coast produces enough energy to provide electricity to over five million homes, according to a report released Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation. Catching the Wind: State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity […] Read more >

Offshore Wind Farm

Report: State Leaders Must “Catch the Wind” Offshore to Protect Wildlife from Climate Change

7/10/2014 // By Catherine Bowes

Now, more than ever before, our treasured wildlife need us to deliver bold and effective climate change solutions. Rising temperatures, severe droughts, extreme coastal storms, and sea levels encroaching on low-lying areas are already altering the habitats of our most vulnerable […] Read more >

Native Americans Opposition to Coal Exports Helps Wildlife

7/8/2014 // By Guest Author

Something has changed in the fight against coal exports. It’s not that all of a sudden Native Americans are raising their voices in opposition to coal. What’s new is that the agencies responsible for approving or rejecting coal exports are […] Read more >

Atlantic puffin

Puffins Faring Well…For Now

7/7/2014 // By Felice Stadler

Last week, after 37 years of coming to the Maine coast, I had the distinct privilege of seeing the Atlantic puffin, beautiful sea birds that are appropriately named Parrots of the Sea for their colorful markings. With a group of […] Read more >

A new plan directs federal land managers to map out where development should and should not occur on public lands. NWF/Judith Kohler

Clean Power Plan Heightens Need for Methane Regulations

7/1/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

The Obama Administration took historic action to combat climate change with the release of their Clean Power Plan on June 2nd, 2014. This important plan establishes first-ever limits on the amount of carbon pollution our nation’s power plants can dump […] Read more >

Green Roof in Chicago, IL Photo: Charlie Vinz

NWF Report: Green Works for Climate Resilience

6/27/2014 // By Becca Shapiro

Cities are on the frontlines of climate change impacts, such as sea-level rise and coastal flooding, drought, and extreme weather. Along the United States coasts, communities are lining their shorelines with grasses, oyster reefs, boulders, and sand dunes. What sound […] Read more >

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

Scientists Call for Tar Sands Moratorium

6/26/2014 // By Jim Murphy

In a pointed article in the prestigious journal Nature, eight scientists and economists call for a moratorium on new tar sands projects “unless developments are consistent with national and international commitments to reducing carbon pollution.”  The scientists make clear that tar […] Read more >

Sally Jewell Wind Announcement

Obama Administration Takes Major Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power in Massachusetts

6/17/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the federal government is kicking off the leasing process for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area with plans to hold an auction by the end of the year. Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Migratory Birds at Risk and more

6/13/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Canadian tar sand developments are impacting North American migratory birds, according to a report released Wednesday by National Wildlife Federation and our state affiliates. As the report details, these harmful mining and drilling practices are taking place in the heart […] Read more >

common loon, tar sands, alberta

Five Things to Know about the Tar Sands Threat to American Birds

6/9/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Tar sands—a mixture of sand, clay and water from which a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum, called bitumen, can be extracted—underlie more than 54,000 square miles of northeastern Alberta, Canada. Roughly the size of Florida, this area marks […] Read more >