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President Delivers Tar Sands Wildlife Win, Keystone XL Rejection Next

2/25/2015 // By Jim Murphy

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 would have forced approval of the ill-conceived Keystone XL pipeline. …

Swamp milkweed and monarch butterfly by Victor Quintanilla

Further Scientific Evidence of the Severity of Climate Change

5/6/2014 // By Mollie Simon

Today marks the release of the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA), a significant report that underscores the potential gravity of climate change to our nation’s well-being. This extensively peer-reviewed report is the product of years of work and it gives us …

James Hansen. Flickr photo by Milan Ilnyckyj.

Courage, Credibility and Conviction: James Hansen’s Remarkable Career at NASA

4/4/2013 // By Amanda Staudt

This piece originally appeared on Climate Access. Climate scientist James Hansen recently announced his retirement after 46 years at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), to allow him more time and flexibility to advocate for climate action. While …


A Student’s Guide to the National Climate Assessment

2/13/2013 // By Sara Gassman

We are currently in the midst of a 90-day comment period for a defining government document on the climate, the draft National Climate Assessment. The 1,000-page report is available online for the general public to review and, importantly, to submit …

Draft National Climate Assessment: Time to Weigh In On Climate Change

2/8/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

I know a lot of folks don’t need a report to tell them that climate change is happening now. Especially since 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded, the arctic sea ice extent set a new record low in recorded …

Weekly News Roundup – January 11, 2013

1/11/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Draft National Climate Assessment Report Available for Public Review January 11 – A long-awaited report on how climate change is …

Wildlife across the country will be impacted by climate change, according to a new draft National Climate Assessment. Photo by William Wiley.

Draft National Climate Assessment Report Available for Public Review

1/11/2013 // By Amanda Staudt

A long-awaited report on how climate change is affecting the United States will be released for public review on Monday, January 14. The Third National Climate Assessment is the most comprehensive review of U.S. climate impacts to date. It includes analyses …

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Climate Change Jeopardizes Our Energy Systems

4/18/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is holding two interesting hearings related to climate change and energy infrastructure. First, on Thursday April 19, the committee will hear from several experts about the impacts of rising sea level …

Nine Community College Faculty Gather in Virginia to Integrate NASA Tools into their Curriculum

2/28/2012 // By Kristy Jones

Last Thursday & Friday, February 23 & 24, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) hosted a professional development institute in Reston, Virginia, at NWF HQs for the community college faculty participants of the Building a Diverse, Green …

Georgia, sunset, Leap Year

Why Leap Year: The Planetary Connection

2/27/2012 // By Roger Di Silvestro

This year promises to be a long one—a full day longer than usual—because 2012 is a Leap Year, composed of 366 days instead of the typical 365. And wouldn’t you know that U.S. presidential election cycles pop up during Leap …