climate change

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 …

Via Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Nov. 2016)

Tennessee Wildfires Devastate Communities, Threaten Wildlife

UPDATE, 12/16: Officials declared all fires out as of Tuesday, December 13. After 15 days of fires, it was confirmed that 14 people have died and 191 others were injured …

Photo by Erin Drake

The Plan: Decarbonize the Economy

The plan is an outgrowth of last December’s Paris Agreement, the first global commitment to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change by keeping average global temperature increase below …

NWF works to address deforestation and habitat loss helping protect international wildlife such as Eastern kingbirds. Photo by Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren

Ensuring the Paris Agreement Works for Forests and Wildlife

While the Paris Agreement, which formally entered into force last week on November 4, 2016, provides the global mechanism needed for realizing a low carbon future, there remains much work …

Photo by Linda Tanner

A Harrowing Harvest: Climate Change is Impacting Agriculture

This Thanksgiving, help protect the food your family and wildlife depend on. A changing climate will harm the natural resources and food supplies that people and wildlife need to survive. …

Moose in Glacier National Park. Photo by Christine Haines, National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant

Beyond Politics: Important Decisions for Wildlife Conservation

Take the pledge here to vote for candidates this Election Day who stand with wildlife! Confronting Climate Change A warming world stresses wildlife and their habitat. We’ve recently witnessed severe forest fires, …

The furry feline’s massive paws allow it to hunt atop snowpack like a cat on snowshoes. Photo by Keith Williams/Flickr Creative Commons.

Making Moves: Canada Lynx in Vermont

This year has brought exciting insight into the distribution of Canada lynx in the Green Mountain State.  Having predominantly only been observed in the northeastern-most portion of the state, biologists now have …

[IMAGE: Adult sockeye; USFWS].

Cold-water Fish: our Contemporary “Canary in the Coal Mine”

In just the decade since the National Wildlife Federation released the report Fish Out of Water, the region’s cold-water fish have experienced extreme conditions that reflect what is likely to …

Photo from USFWS

Effects of an Historic Climate Agreement

The threat to such things I hold dear turns my attention to the world stage. An historic agreement to address global climate change has been ratified by enough nations to go …

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

3 Birds in the Northeast That Need Our Help

The call to action is now clearer than ever, and a new sense of urgency is required. Working together, we must take bold steps to protect critical habitats and help …

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