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Peru welcome sign near main entrance to the 2014 UNFCCC COP 20 CMP 10 in Lima Peru.
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Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference – Part 2

12/15/2014 // By Simon Hall

Click here to read the previous Wildlife Promise blog (by David Burns) about NWF’s work at the International Climate Change Conference.                 What should the world be doing about climate change? When most …

An oiled heron was among the wildlife victims of Enbridge's massive 2010 tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River.  Image from

New Report: Tar Sands Oil Too Risky for the Great Lakes Region

12/15/2014 // By Jim Murphy

A report issued by National Wildlife Federation, Minnesota Conservation Federation, and Prairie Rivers Network shows that industry plans to expand tar sands transport through the Great Lakes region pose too high a risk to the wildlife and communities of the …

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Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference

12/3/2014 // By David Burns

Over the next two weeks, National Wildlife Federation staff will be blogging from the annual international climate negotiations (COP20 – or 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), which opened Monday in Lima, Peru.  In …

A strong CPP can help advance clean, wildlife-friendly energy sources, such as offshore wind (photo credit: London Array)

Support from Across the Country as the Clean Power Plan Comment Period Comes to a Close

12/2/2014 // By Jenny Rowland

The comment deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) came to a close yesterday, December 1st. The Clean Power Plan will set first ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants, ultimately achieving a 30% reduction in …

Pronghorn. Photo from USFWS.

Clean Energy: Working for Wildlife

11/21/2014 // By Jenny Rowland

It is well known that the burning of fossil fuels releases carbon and other pollutants into the air when burned, which directly contribute to climate change and pose a dire threat to wildlife, communities, and public health. Luckily, nonpolluting sources …

Photo credit: Bruce Stein

Sydney World Parks Congress: Charting the Future of Nature

11/21/2014 // By Bruce Stein

Over the past week more than 5,000 conservationists from around the world gathered here in Sydney, Australia to participate in the 6th IUCN World Parks Congress. This once-a-decade gathering is an opportunity to take stock of how we are doing …


Climate Adaptation Planning Gaining Momentum at Federal Level

11/21/2014 // By Michael Murray

Even if the federal government is moving slowly on the climate mitigation front, agencies are ramping up their efforts on climate adaptation, with a number of new reports, initiatives or tools coming out in recent months. Between the federal and …

Woodland Caribou (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Weekly News Roundup: Another Incredible Win for Wildlife!

11/21/2014 // By Linda Argueta

It has been a victorious week at the National Wildlife Federation! On Tuesday, the senate voted on a bill that would approve the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. This pipeline would have put numerous wildlife at risk. Thanks to …

The proposed site of Deepwater ONE (credit: Deepwater Wind)

Offshore Wind Power Already Creating Local Jobs, Commits to Creating Hundreds More

11/19/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Deepwater ONE, an offshore wind power project to be built 30 miles east of Montauk, can send 200 MW of its home-grown clean energy to Long Island. But first, Governor Cuomo, PSEG-LI, and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) need to …

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A Big Win for Wildlife: Senate Says No to Keystone XL Pipeline

11/18/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today, the Senate voted again on a bill that would’ve approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The effort, initiated by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), fell one vote short of the 60 needed for passage. Ranchers, farmers, landowners, tribes, and citizens …