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4 Things You Need to Know About the Clean Power Plan

8/14/2015 // By Jim Murphy

After hearing about the new Clean Power Plan – which sets the first ever controls on power plants, the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions – you’re probably wondering: What should I know about this historic step to protect wildlife and people? To help, here …

One of my favorite places.  Photo by Jim Murphy

Climate Change Threatens Our Waterways

8/11/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Few resources are more vital to wildlife and our enjoyment of the outdoors than our waterways.  Like many people, my passion for the outdoors started with a relationship with a treasured waterway, spending summers boating, fishing, swimming and watching ducks …

The National Climate Assessment shows that wildlife and communities are already feeling the impacts of climate with rising seas, ocean acidification, heavier precipitation, changes in growing seasons, decreased cold and snow pack, increased incidence of pests, devastating wildfires and droughts, and other significant impacts.  Photo by Mary Harvey

Why Wildlife is Cheering for the Clean Power Plan

8/3/2015 // By Jim Murphy

President Obama has taken a historic and ambitious step in the fight against carbon pollution that threatens wildlife. With the announcement of the finalized Clean Power Plan, the President has enacted the first ever rules designed to reduce harmful greenhouse …

The sprawling oil and gas industry, our nations largest emitter of methane, disturb pronghorn habitat (photo: BLM New Mexico)

Voluntary Methane Regulations Not Enough to Protect Wildlife

7/28/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Methane pollution from the oil and gas industry is a potent agent of climate change. It is a precursor to the ozone-containing smog marring some of our greatest western landscapes, thus making strong regulation of this harmful pollutant important for …

Endangered species, like this whooping crane chick, are threatened by tar sands development. Photo: USFWS

Great Lakes Citizens Rally for Clean Energy for Wildlife, Not Risky Tar Sands

6/1/2015 // By Mike Shriberg

On June 6, thousands will gather in the Twins Cities to express concern over expanded tar sands transportation through the Great Lakes region. Too much toxic and nearly impossible to clean up tar sands oil is already entering our region. …

Weekly News Roundup: It’s Endangered Species Day!

5/15/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Happy Endangered Species Day! Today is dedicated to spreading awareness on the need and importance of protecting our endangered species. For those of you on Twitter, join us in tweeting for wildlife! Yesterday, the National Wildlife Federation honored key environmental …

A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

Endangered Species Day: Climate Change Threatens Wildlife

5/11/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung

Climate change and business as usual could threaten 1 in 6 plant and animal species with extinction. Last month a study published in Science by Mark Urban found an accelerating extinction risk due to climate change. Dr. Urban’s study found that as the …

Participants get ready to head to the airport on the last day. What a great weekend! Photo by Eriqah Williams

HBCU NWF EcoLeaders Advance Their Environmental Leadership Development

5/4/2015 // By Eriqah Vincent

During the weekend of April 10-April 12, 2015, nine Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students and one HBCU alumnus came together in Atlanta for our first National Wildlife Federation EcoLeaders HBCU Student Environmental Leadership Development Training. This effort, an …

Increasing temperatures continue to impact the Rocky Mountain pika population (photo: Flickr user Daniele Colombo)

Climate Change Makes Its Way into the Federal Budget Process

4/29/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

The Senate is currently in full swing debating the budget plans that were adopted in March. On April 15th the Senate voted on a series of Democratic priorities which will go to a budget conference committee as the next step …

Are Cover Crops an Underground Climate Change Solution?

4/2/2015 // By Trisha White

Good news! A recent study from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences measured how much carbon can be sequestered by cover crops. Researchers found that – if we all stepped up our efforts to increase cover crop adoption – cover crops …