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Tuckerman Ravine Trail 1962, The Forest Historical Society

NH Scientists Speaking Up

12/29/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Today, 50 scientists from New Hampshire released a letter urging candidates for public office to: “acknowledge the overwhelming balance of evidence for the underlying causes of climate change, to support appropriate responses to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, and […] Read more >

Credit: Max Greenberg (NWF)

Tips for Talking Climate Change at the Holiday Party

12/22/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Several years ago at the holiday party for my husband’s company, one of his colleagues began spouting off about how climate change was not real. Those at the table who knew what I did for a living looked expectantly at […] Read more >

National Association of Evangelicals Releases Document on Climate Change and Impacts on the Poor

12/20/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

The National Association of Evangelicals released a new document on climate change’s impacts on the poor.  Loving the Least of These:  Addressing a Changing Environment covers the science of climate change, its impacts that are affecting everyone but that will […] Read more >

Climate Deniers Champion Persecution, Not Proof

10/3/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

While we no longer literally burn scientists at the stake, they still face persecution for upsetting the apple cart. Read more >

Spanish moss cloaks a live oak tree— a familiar site in the lowcountry. (Photo Credit: Roxanne Turpen)

Conservative Climate Coalition Charts New Course: Conserve Our Climate & Values

6/14/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

I’m a born-and-raised South Carolinian, and I’m proud of my personal conservation ethic. I’m not the only one — I know conservationists of all stripes who, like me, were inspired by childhood experiences playing in the pluff mud, crabbing for Atlantic Blue Crabs in […] Read more >

Understanding changes in land cover and climate will be key to managing wildfire. Photo by John McColgan, BLM.

A Top 40 List for Conservation

4/6/2011 // By Bruce Stein

As the now famous “snowpocalypse” blizzard raged across Washington DC in February of 2010, a small group huddled in a downtown office to create a “Top 40” list. This top 40 chart was not being drawn up for the ubiquitous […] Read more >

Why Doesn’t the United States Have an Energy Policy To Create Jobs and Protect the Environment?

3/8/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

 By Larry J. Schweiger  I hope you will join me at National Wildlife Federation’s 75th Anniversary Gala on April 13 in Washington D.C.  We’ll honor Robert Redford and the many other conservation heroes who have helped protect wildlife.  Here is […] Read more >

Believing in climate change makes you an expert, and here’s why

2/24/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Are you a climate change expert? If you agree that climate change is occurring, the answer to this question is 100% yes – especially if you are a scientist or work in environmental policy. Whether or not we feel we […] Read more >

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International Polar Bear Day: 13 Things You May Not Know about Polar Bears

2/22/2011 // By Roger Di Silvestro

In honor of International Polar Bear Day, which falls each year on February 27th, here are a few things about the celebrated bruin that may amaze and amuse you: The polar bear rivals the Alaska brown bear as the world’s […] Read more >

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Tired of Arguing With Climate Change Skeptics? Describe the Company You Keep!

1/2/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

If you have ever become exhausted trying to convince a self-professed climate change “skeptic” that global warming is real, then you know how little the true science seems to matter in such discussions.  Regardless of what scientific information or experts […] Read more >