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Can Keystone Pass the President’s Climate Test?

12/3/2013 // By Mollie Simon

In June, President Obama stood at Georgetown University and defined the conditions under which he would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, saying he would, “only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution.” So, can Keystone […] Read more >

Looking north on the Lamoille River. Photo credit: Annie Mackin.

Fight to Keep Vermont Tar-Sands Free

12/2/2013 // By Annie Mackin

Even as temperatures drop below freezing and we look ahead to another long winter, the fight to keep Vermont tar-sands-free is heating up. A group of volunteers, activists and community leaders from all corners of the state—as well as New Hampshire and Maine—is building momentum […] Read more >

The Clark Fork River runs through downtown Missoula, MT. photo credit: flickr/Bitterroot

Testifying for Wildlife and Climate Action

11/7/2013 // By Corey Shott

Earlier today, I testified at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session in Washington, DC  to provide input on the agency’s plans to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. I spoke before EPA not just as a policy advocate for National […] Read more >

Lodgepole pine trees in Colorado. Photo by National Wildlife entrant Mandy Christy.

Clear Science, Murky Ambition: Forests and Our Carbon Pollution Footprint

10/3/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States is periodically required to submit a report outlining its progress in addressing carbon pollution. The end of 2013 marks the sixth time since 1992 […] Read more >

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Polluter Lobbying Campaign Threatens Bipartisan Energy Progress in Senate

7/28/2013 // By Larry Schweiger

The U.S. Senate is set to take up a bipartisan bill to promote energy efficiency sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-IN). As summer’s climate-fueled heat waves, drought and wildfires cook America from coast to coast, […] Read more >

Dean Peak Wildfire, Arizona (Bureau of Land Management/Herberta Schroeder)

Deadly Wildfires Permanently Changing Arizona’s Desert Forest Wildlife Habitats?

7/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

America’s worst wildfire-fighting tragedy in generations struck on Sunday as 19 firefighters were killed near Yarnell, Arizona. The impacts of the firestorm on wildlife and ecosystems will take much longer to add up, but scientists say there’s evidence the intense […] Read more >

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5 Reasons You Should Be Excited About the President’s Plan to Confront Climate Change

6/26/2013 // By Corey Shott

The evidence is clear—climate change is already having an impact on wildlife, transforming our communities and landscapes across America.  Drought and fires are ravaging our Western landscapes; floods and storms are wreaking havoc on coastal communities; and wildlife is caught […] Read more >

MI Student Earth Day Photos

4/24/2013 // By Liz Starke

On campuses and in communities everywhere the fight against fossil fuels is ramping up. It seems like everyday I hear more news about students holding eye-catching events to ask their administrations to divest from fossil fuels or people of all […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – April 5, 2013

4/5/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Report: Gulf Wildlife Three Years into the Gulf Oil Disaster April 2 –  As the three-year mark of the Gulf […] Read more >

If the Keystone XL pipeline is constructed and tar sands development continues unchecked, some herds of Woodland Caribou could disappear in as little as 30 years. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Good and the Bad in the Senate Budget

3/25/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

On Friday, after 14 hours of a Senate procedure called — really — vote-a-rama, the Senate passed the budget resolution proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray last week. Over 500 amendments were proposed, and over 100 were considered. Since the […] Read more >