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Right whale mother and calf. Photo by NOAA NMFS.

Right Whales Hold Their Seat at the Table while Offshore Wind Power Moves Forward in New England

As a wildlife advocate working to advance clean energy, I spend a lot of time talking about “looking forward.” Today, I welcome an opportunity to celebrate this moment, and even …

Offshore wind farm

Senate Finance Committee Can Re-open the Door for Renewable Energy

On the last day of 2013, the wind power industry lost two important tax credits to an expiration date that never should have been set in the first place. The …

Wind turbines in Montana. Flickr photo by Mark Stevens.

Can Congress Renew Hope for Renewable Energy Development?

As the second session of the 113th Congress develops, it is my great hope that Congress can leave its abysmal bill passage record in the past. In 2013, Congress signed just …

Na'Taki with Earth Tomorrow students at Arabia Mountain in Georgia.

Weekly News Roundup: White House Champions of Change and More!

Climate Change vs. Big Cats From intimidating bears to fierce gators, mascots across the country are the face of any college athletic program.  It is hard to not feel a …

Point Arena-Stornetta along California's Mendocino coastline has been added to the California Coastal National Monument. Flickr photo by BLM California.

Obama Uses Pen to Protect California Shoreline: More on Way?

President Barack Obama promised in his State of the Union address to use his authority to protect “more of our pristine federal lands for future generations” to get around congressional …

This is a reindeer.

Weekly News Roundup: Whitfield Bill Prioritizes Polluters Over Wildlife and More News

The Final Countdown The proposed Keystone XL pipeline could significantly harm America’s treasured wildlife and wildlands. Join NWF in calling on President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject Keystone XL. The decision …

Snowy owl, like Hedwig, from National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest entrant Kim Leblanc.

Snowy Owls, Farm Bill in the Weekly News Roundup–February 7, 2014

The Polar Vortex Brings Rare Snowy Owl Sightings No, it’s not Hedwig carrying your long awaited acceptance letter from Hogwarts, but recent rare sightings of snowy owls have inspired many …

A cub in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve McMorran.

Congress’s Week-Long War on Wildlife

The House of Representatives may only be a month in to the new Congressional session, but they’ve wasted no time in mounting a week-long attack on wildlife and wild lands.  …

A ruddy duck in Henry’s Lake, Idaho. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Gerlach.

5 Ways the New Farm Bill is Good for Wildlife

The 2014 Farm Bill is closer than ever to becoming law; yesterday, House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders agreed on a final version of the farm bill that is a …

LA black bear

Congress Holds the Fate of Your Rivers, Coasts and Wetlands in Their Hands!

At this very moment members of Congress are in the process of finalizing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a bill which authorizes the study and construction of new water …

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