climate change

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

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 …

Are Cover Crops an Underground Climate Change Solution?

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 …

Offshore wind turbines (photo: London Array)

The Department of Energy’s New Vision on Wind Power

The future of the U.S. energy supply is looking blustery – and that’s a good thing! On March 12th, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report titled Wind …

Hilary Falk, Cindy Dunn and Collin O'Mara. Photo by Grant LaRouche

Celebrating Women in Conservation: Cindy Dunn

In recognition of Women’s History Month, National Wildlife Federation is celebrating Women in Conservation.   The state of Pennsylvania has a great tradition of women in conservation including the founder of …

One of many United Kingdom offshore wind farms (credit: London Array Limited)

First U.S. Offshore Wind Turbines Fully Financed for 2015 Construction

2015 will be the year the United States begins constructing its first offshore wind turbines. This major milestone will set the stage for the largest and most scalable clean energy source …

Celebrate Women in Conservation this Women’s History Month

NWF is celebrating Women’s History Month this March by recognizing women who have made a difference in protecting our wildlife and natural resources! Women are making an impact. But their …

Caribou migrateur

President Delivers Tar Sands Wildlife Win, Keystone XL Rejection Next

President Obama took a huge step to help protect wildlife from destructive, climate disrupting tar sands oil. On February 24, he vetoed a fossil fuel industry giveaway bill from Congress that …

Champions of the Clean Power Plan Stand for Wildlife

On Wednesday the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) convened their first oversight hearing on the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, with new chairman Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK). …

Across the Atlantic, offshore wind has been advancing for more than 20 years... it's time for the US to catch up! (photo: London Array)

Massachusetts Auction Boosts Offshore Wind Power Opportunity and Highlights Policy Needs

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Interior auctioned more than 350,000 acres of federal waters far off the coast of Massachusetts for offshore wind power development. The competitive auction was …

River otter, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

NWF Hosts 2015 Wildlife Conservation Briefing with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

On January 3, 2015 the 114th Congress was sworn in – and with it came an incredible opportunity to make 2015 a year of conservation victories for wildlife. That’s why …

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