climate change

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 …

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

Learning From Tropical Storm Irene

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …


America’s Next Energy Chapter Has Begun!

Updated August 8, 2016 A new clean energy chapter for America is beginning that will create tens of thousands of jobs while protecting our wildlife and communities from the dangers …

The new guidance asks agencies to look at the direct and indirect climate impacts of federal projects.

Accounting for Climate Change

The guidance tells agencies to quantify both the direct and indirect, such as the burning of coal or oil, carbon pollution emissions impacts of federal actions. It also asks federal …


Governor Bullock’s Energy Future Blueprint Is a Step Forward for Wildlife

At first glance, it might not seem like there’s much of a correlation between energy development and wildlife conservation. But dig in just a little bit and a whole bunch …

One of many United Kingdom offshore wind farms. Photo by London Array Limited

MA Makes Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Power Commitment!

Things are moving quickly! Click here for the latest offshore wind power updates.  This is great news for wildlife, and for all of us counting on our leaders to take …

Federal coal leasing reforms are critical for a just transition to cleaner, more responsible energy sources.  Photo: Jim Murphy

Reforms Needed to Protect Wildlife from Coal Leasing on Public Lands

We stand at a pivotal moment for coal development and public lands.  As our energy sector rapidly shifts from dirty fuel sources to cleaner, safer ones, we have a chance …


Finally! America’s First Offshore Wind Power Project Nears Completion

The moment America begins harnessing the power of offshore wind – a critical climate change solution – is finally just weeks away. On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo passionately …

Photo by Alan Kneidel. Ruddy Turnstones.

Highway In the Sky

This time every year, thousands upon thousands of tiny shorebirds depart from their breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic to begin an 8,000 mile journey — one of the longest migrations …

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