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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 …

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

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.  …

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

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 …

Algal bloom at dock

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 …

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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 …

Photo by Mila Zinkova via Wikimedia Commons.

Why Big Oil is Declaring War on Polar Bears – And How You Can Help Fight Back

It’s happening again – Big Oil is using deceptive tactics to confuse the public about climate science. And this time, the attack threatens polar bears.

Will Someone Finally Ask If News Corp. Was Behind Hacked Climate Emails?

It’s been frustrating that for all the rightful attention paid to The News of the World phone hacking scandal, virtually no journalist has been willing to ask if News Corp.’s lawbreaking extended into email hacking.

Algae bloom. Flickr photo by heathzib.

Climate Change Makes Us Sick – Literally

Julie Mida Hinderer, a graduate of the Aquatic Sciences master’s program at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, is a research assistant at NWF’s Great Lakes …

U.S. Not Ready for Keystone XL Worst-Case

Are giant Canadian oil companies fudging their safety analyses to get the mother of all pipelines built across the U.S.?  And what could happen if a mega-pipeline has a catastrophic …

Media Proves Gore Right on Climate Coverage

Al Gore’s Rolling Stone essay spent four times as much space comparing the news media to pro wrestling referees than it did urging President Obama to act on the climate crisis. So what did media coverage of Gore’s piece exclusively focus on?

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