climate change

Wildlife are harmed by extreme weather events. Photo by USFWS

Stormy Skies in a Changing Climate

Increased Flooding According to the U.S. National Climate Assessment, the amount of rain falling in powerful downpour events has been significantly above average since 1991. Further, sea-level rise has worsened the …

Manatees, found 1.5 miles inland after Hurricane Hermine in Sept. 2016, were rescued & released by Florida Fish & Wildlife (via Flickr)

As Matthew Hits Florida, Wildlife Among Many In Harm’s Way

As Hurricane Matthew hits Florida, the top priority is evacuating people from the danger zones and preparing communities for the storm’s impact. We’re grateful to the public officials, first responders, …

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Director for the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability in the City of Atlanta, delivers keynote address. Photo ©Erik Voss

An Invaluable Opportunity for Georgia Higher Education

Carly Queen and now Eriqah Vincent from NWF have been terrific – organizing meetings and phone conferences plus taking on the cat-herding job of keeping us academy types on task. …

The Clean Power Plan’s Day in Court

Please help urge the courts to make the right decision for wildlife by retweeting the following tweet: Urging courts to make the right decision for #wildlife by upholding @EPA’s Clean …

Sea otters are Climate Guardians. Photo from USFWS

Meet A Few of Our Climate Guardians

The climate change story is often one of doom and gloom. There are countless examples of how our rapidly changing climate is impacting wildlife and habitat across the U.S., and …

See this guy? He actually doesn't mind global warming all that much. ( flickr | smccann )

Collateral Damage: Pollinators, Climate Change and Zika

These bees – pollinators that work to ensure that many of our wild and domestic plants and crops get pollinated and are allowed to fruit – were not killed by …

Yellowstone River. Photo by USFWS

Climate Change Threatens Yellowstone River

Studies show that the cause of the fish mortality is kidney disease triggered by a parasite. The unprecedented nature of this case is the result of low water levels and …

All five Block Island Wind Farm turbines are complete! Photo by Deepwater Wind

America’s First Offshore Wind Power Project is COMPLETE!

From earning unanimous approval from state officials in 2014, to achieving full financing in 2015, to putting hundreds of Rhode Islanders to work on the project – including building the …

Loggerhead sea turtle. Photo by SKEEZE/ Pixaxbay

Sea-level Rise in a Rapidly Changing Climate

States from Florida to Maine are experiencing the high costs of beach erosion, saltwater intrusion, and loss of tidal waterways. Coastal communities and ecosystems alike are threatened, and projections show …

NWF and MA environmental leaders with Governor Baker at Monday's bill-signing ceremony. Photo by John Dellorusso

A New Day for American Energy

During the bill-signing ceremony, MA Rep. Tom Golden referenced John F. Kennedy’s declaration in 1960 that it was “time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems …

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