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Price on Carbon Needed to Protect Wildlife

12/9/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Paris Talks Call for Action As the Paris negotiations near their end, hopes for a groundbreaking deal remain high. While negotiators face challenges on issues such as finding an equitable and transparent mechanism for climate finance and India’s willingness to cut a …

A selection of the wildlife highlighted at COP21. Credit: Emily Becker

NWF in Paris: COP21 Update

12/8/2015 // By Emily Becker

The National Wildlife Federation international team has been hard at work in Paris for the first half of the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). At the start of week two, we wanted …

Least tern family. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Ursula Dubrick

Resilience Allies, Tell Us Your Stories!

11/30/2015 // By Stacy Small-Lorenz

Floods, hurricanes, and severe coastal storms pose increasing risk to people and wildlife living along the thousands of miles of America’s coasts and rivers — but ecological solutions that safeguard human communities and wildlife habitat are at hand. We can …

Mule Deer Photo: USFWS

Game Changers: Climate Impacts to America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage

11/19/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Hunters and anglers are on the front lines of climate change, seeing its devastating effects on wildlife and traditional recreation first-hand. Climate change poses an immediate and specific threat to hunting and fishing in America, challenging the traditions and values …

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New Jersey Auction Marks Progress for Offshore Wind Power

11/9/2015 // By Curtis Fisher

I am thrilled that today, we saw a step forward for offshore wind power in New Jersey. In the federal government’s fifth lease auction for offshore wind power in United States waters, RES America Developments Inc and US Wind Inc …

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Keystone Rejected: A Huge Win for People and Wildlife

11/6/2015 // By Jim Murphy

President Obama took an historic step to help protect wildlife from destructive, climate disrupting tar sands oil and extreme fossil fuels. On November 6, he rejected the ill-conceived Keystone XL pipeline. KXL would have threatened wildlife every step of the way. …

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Marylanders Address Climate Solutions for Wildlife and Communities

11/2/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung

This month the Maryland Climate Coalition kicked-off a six-stop “Clean Energy Roadshow” highlighting how Marylanders are taking action on cleaner, more energy efficient solutions at home, in our communities, and in Annapolis. State legislators, green business, civic, faith and environmental …

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA’s National Ocean Service/ Flickr)

Remembering Hurricane Sandy and Looking to the Future

10/30/2015 // By Taj Schottland

Three years ago, one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic slammed into the heavily populated coastline of New Jersey and New York. Seawalls, bulkheads, and other human-made coastal defenses were no match for the ferocity and magnitude …

Snowy egret. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant David Wornham

Protecting the Great Marsh From Climate-Driven Threats

10/29/2015 // By Taj Schottland

A Coastal Jewel The Great Marsh is described by many as the coastal jewel of the Northeast. It’s the largest salt marsh in New England, spanning over 20,000 acres of pristine marsh habitat, barrier beaches, and tidal estuaries. Located in …

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The Future is Today!

10/21/2015 // By Samantha Lockhart

Bad news for all those procrastinators out there: the future arrived today. That’s right – in 1989, director Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future II hit theatres across the country and recaptured America’s imagination with the story of a teenage …

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