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Iowa Scientists Ask Candidates to Recognize Climate Reality

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 …

New Report to Warn Climate Change Already Fueling Extreme Weather

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.

Global Warming-Fueled Extreme Weather Spikes Peanut Butter Prices

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.

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

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.

California Leading the Fight on Global Warming

  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 …

Obama Delaying Action on Carbon Pollution: Quite Damaging

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 …

Global Warming Hits Home for NWF Climate Scientist

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.  …

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

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 …

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Toxic Algae Bloom Confirmed in Western Lake Erie

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 …

Mercury Pollution Safeguards Proposal Draws Blockbuster Public Support

800,000 comments support the EPA in their efforts to curb dangerous mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. Smashing records from previous public comment periods, over 800,000 Americans, with tens-of-thousands of …

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