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From the Great Lakes to Coastal Louisiana: Climate Change Will Affect Everyone

1/30/2012 // By Celia Haven

I spent last week in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting. The Great Lakes Regional Center‘s Adaptation Program Manager Melinda Koslow and I traveled to the Big Easy to learn about climate change programs around the country […] Read more >

Kudzu (National Park Service)

New Plant Hardiness Zones Confirm What Gardeners Already Know about Global Warming

1/26/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

Gardeners who have noticed some unusual goings-on had their suspicions confirmed this week, and the culprit is global warming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday released a new map of plant hardiness zones, which confirms what many gardeners had already […] Read more >

Whooping Cranes

Tar Sands Spell Big Trouble for Whooping Cranes

1/10/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

The recovery of the North American whooping crane is one of conservation’s most inspiring success stories. A century ago, there were thought to be between 500 and 1,400 of these birds living in the wild, but loss of habitat and […] Read more >

Australian black tip shark (Flickr's Paul Benjamin)

New Hybrid Shark a Sign of Climate Change Adaptation?

1/3/2012 // By Miles Grant

Are sharks smarter than some of our elected officials? While Congress may be ignoring climate change, there’s startling new evidencethat sharks are adapting to warming ocean waters: Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks […] Read more >

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 >

Via Flickr's Adam Fagen

The Top 10 Dumbest Things Congress Did in 2011 (And How You Can Get Smart)

12/27/2011 // By Miles Grant

How bad was 2011 for America’s wildlife, air, water, land and public health? After taking 191 anti-conservation votes, even the House of Representatives’ own members called it “the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress.” That’s not to say the […] Read more >

December Fair Climate Newsletter

12/16/2011 // By Kassie Rohrbach

The Fair Climate Connection December 16th, 2011  Happy Holidays to Everyone!   The Fair Climate Connection has a new look and feel, but you can expect the same news, updates and action alerts from the NWF and from each of […] Read more >

Call to Action on Weather and Climate Extremes

11/18/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Just in case you hadn’t already figured out that something crazy is happening with our weather, the world’s top climate scientists today issued a report detailing exactly what we know.  Early this morning, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […] Read more >

5 Reasons to Send Youth to Climate Negotiations

11/17/2011 // By NWF

Kate Catlin, a native of the Seattle area, has been selected as a member of the United States Youth Delegation to the United Nations climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa from Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2011. A junior at Gonzaga University […] Read more >

Casino Beach, IA in August 2009 (Flickr's Laura Bernhardt)

Iowa Scientists Ask Candidates to Recognize Climate Reality

11/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

With the Iowa caucus now exactly seven weeks away, more than 30 Iowa scientists are asking political candidates to acknowledge the threats posed by ongoing climate change, particularly to Iowa’s farmers. “All major scientific societies and the US National Academy […] Read more >