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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)

Energy Announcement on Long Island Indicates We Have a Long Way to Go

A long-awaited clean energy announcement on Long Island yesterday missed a major opportunity finally bring New York’s massive offshore wind power resource online. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) committed to purchasing …

Keystone XL protests in Nebraska (photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons/laurigorham)

Senate Says “No” to Keystone XL; Next up, President Obama

The Senate narrowly defeated a bill on November 18th that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline. NWF applauded the Senators that stood up for wildlife, clean air, and healthy landscapes by …

Peru welcome sign near main entrance to the 2014 UNFCCC COP 20 CMP 10 in Lima Peru.
Photo Credit: Simon Hall/ NWF

Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference – Part 2

Click here to read the previous Wildlife Promise blog (by David Burns) about NWF’s work at the International Climate Change Conference.                 What …

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

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

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 …

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Working to Protect Wildlife at the International Climate Change Conference

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 …

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

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 …

Pronghorn. Photo from USFWS.

Clean Energy: Working for Wildlife

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 …

Photo credit: Bruce Stein

Sydney World Parks Congress: Charting the Future of Nature

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 …

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Climate Adaptation Planning Gaining Momentum at Federal Level

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 …

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

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

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 …

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