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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 >

Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)

New Report to Warn Climate Change Already Fueling Extreme Weather

11/2/2011 // By Miles Grant

A new report is set to warn the intensity of 2011′s floods, heat and drought aren’t freak occurrences – they’re the direct result of man-made climate change. Read more >

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Global Warming-Fueled Extreme Weather Spikes Peanut Butter Prices

11/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

Will consumers get the jarring truth about why peanut butter prices are suddenly chunky? So far, it looks like the media is feeding them a smoothed-over version that omits the impact of the climate crisis. Read more >

Breath of Fresh Air in Senate: “We Are Not Just in This Chamber to Represent the Polluters”

10/20/2011 // By Miles Grant

There’s so much hot air coming out of Washington these days, many Americans have tuned out. But one speech on the Senate floor recently is worth watching in full. Read more >

California Leading the Fight on Global Warming

9/30/2011 // By Robyn Carmichael

  Wednesday’s decision by California’s Supreme Court to allow the state to go ahead with a cap-and-trade program was an important step in the effort to limit and dramatically reduce the global warming pollution that threatens people and wildlife across […] Read more >

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Obama Delaying Action on Carbon Pollution: Quite Damaging

9/21/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Power plants are the nation’s single largest source of climate change causing air pollution pumping roughly 2.4B tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year.  Setting standards to limit this air pollution are critically needed to tackle the climate […] Read more >

Flooded commuter parking lot in Reston, VA (September 2011 by Flickr's Courtlyn McHale)

Global Warming Hits Home for NWF Climate Scientist

9/9/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

As I stood in a torrential downpour waiting for my son’s bus to arrive, I couldn’t help but think how this was yet another sign of climate change hitting home.  Literally. It was only his third day riding the bus […] Read more >

Polar bear at the Maryland Zoo, July 2011 (via Flickr's Michael Bentley)

New Climate Data Shows July was 7th-Hottest on Record Globally

8/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

New data confirms what you already knew – July was incredibly hot, one of the warmest on record. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center just released its recap of July 2011. Here are some of the […] Read more >

Algal bloom at dock

Toxic Algae Bloom Confirmed in Western Lake Erie

8/9/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer is a research assistant at the NWF Great Lakes Regional Center, working on a report on nutrients and harmful algal blooms. It’s official – western Lake Erie is experiencing its first toxic algae bloom of the year. […] Read more >