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Google Earth Maps Carbon In The Atmosphere

9/21/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Google Earth has teamed up with science experts to help people better understand CO2 in the atmosphere through dynamic mapping. Physorg.com reports: “A better understanding of the carbon cycle has implications for energy and environmental policy and carbon management. In …

Climate Takes Front Seat at Interior Dept.

9/14/2009 // By Aislinn Maestas

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today issued a secretarial order launching a new strategy to address the current and future impacts of climate on America’s wildlife and natural resources. This is pretty big news considering that the Department of …

More Frequent Wildfires Worldwide Point To Need To Address Global Warming

9/1/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Wildfires are much in the news this week.  Studies show they are more frequent, larger and they are burning hotter. This is largely bad news for wildlife. But, when you include Greece, Australia and other places in the world, fires are in …

Study: Warmer Climate Is Sending Species Uphill

8/26/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

University of Connecticut ecologists studying plant and animal movement in Costa Rica are finding that species may move up mountain slopes as the climate warms but areas left behind will have little to replace them: AFP in the Vancouver Sun reports: …

Preventing More Climate Impacts in the United States

7/29/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

(As published in National Wildlife magazine, Aug/Sept. 2009) Long recorded in numerous science journals that are accessible only to a few, the fast-emerging impacts of climate change in the United States are now clear. Physical evidence is now overwhelming and …

The EPA Wants You

5/21/2009 // By Julia Marden

Over the past week, the EPA has heard testimony from celebrities like James Bond, scientists like Dr. Amanda Staudt, and concerned Americans from Northern Virginia to Washington’s Puget Sound. They’re all telling the EPA what you already know – that …

Connecting the Dots: Interview with NWF’s Dr. Amanda Staudt

9/12/2008 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Amanda Staudt, a climate scientist, was on KTBC-TV in Austin, TX this morning, connecting the dots between global warming and stronger hurricanes. You can watch the interview on KTBC’s website! To learn more about how …

Climate Change Decimating the North Pole

7/2/2008 // By Larry Schweiger

The North Pole could be ice-free for the first time in human history this summer. Scientists at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado say that because the North Pole’s thicker, multi-year ice has been replaced by …

On Global Warming and the Catastrophic Flooding in the Central U.S.

6/25/2008 // By Larry Schweiger

As so many grapple with catastrophic flooding in the central United States, my thoughts and prayers are with those in harm’s way. The big picture is that global warming is making tragedies like these more frequent and more intense. Global …

NWF Scientist Details Climate Change’s Threats to Chesapeake Bay

4/23/2008 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Doug Inkley testified before the Virginia Commission on Climate Change yesterday, detailing the effects of warming temperatures and rising sea levels on fish and wildlife. Virginia’s trout and duck populations are particularly at risk. And …

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