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The Fiscal Cliff and Ohio

12/19/2012 // By Avelino Maestas

If you’ve been reading Wildlife Promise lately, you know that the impending fiscal cliff—which includes “sequestration,” a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts—could be pretty awful for wildlife (and people, too). These cuts […] Read more >

World Bank Report Turn Down The Heat:  Why a 4 Degree C Warmer World Must Be Avoided

Two Reports Warn: Wake Up! It’s Later Than It’s Ever Been

12/10/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger  The latest in a series of unprecedented weather-related tragedies, Hurricane Sandy has been called “Frankenstorm Sandy” for its massive size, loss of lives and property and horrific infrastructure damages. Catastrophic events like Sandy are demonstrating that […] Read more >

How the Fiscal Cliff Will Hurt Hunting and Fishing

12/5/2012 // By Adeline Rolnick

This post is part of our series on the impacts of “sequestration”—a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts. These cuts will have a huge and devastating impact on conservation programs that […] Read more >

NWF Needs Your Help to Prevent the Fiscal Cliff

12/4/2012 // By Adeline Rolnick

Last Thursday, I joined with other NWF staffers and 60 of our closest friends in the D.C. conservation community to conduct a group lobby day on Capitol Hill. We visited over 100 Congressional offices to spread our message about the […] Read more >

Oceanway Middle School on Earth Day with new outdoor classroom. Flickr photo by JAXPORT.

What the Election Means for Environmental Education Moving Forward

11/29/2012 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

When the dust settled on November 6 and election-weary minds began to assess how their issues would fair in a second Obama Administration, the first feeling I emoted was relief. Over the past four years environmental education has found both a […] Read more >

Top 10 Ways the “Fiscal Cliff” Will Harm Wildlife Refuges

11/21/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Hanging over the celebrations of Thanksgiving this year is the threat of severe funding cuts from the fast approaching “Fiscal Cliff.” The National Wildlife Refuge System – the largest system of lands and waters protected for wildlife – faces a […] Read more >

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The Public Is Speaking: Action on Climate Change Now

11/15/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

New NWF post-election polling shows that the realignment of our politics around the issue of climate continues to gain steam.  Conducted by Zogby Analytics, the new polling shows that as more and more Americans see the impacts of climate-fueled extreme […] Read more >

The Energy Future is Now: Extend wind tax credits

11/14/2012 // By Judith Kohler

The election’s over. Billions of dollars have been spent on campaigns from coast to coast. And the pundits tell us, politically speaking, that we’re back where we were because the players and partisan makeup have barely changed. A glaring headline […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – November 9, 2012

11/9/2012 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Election Reaffirms Need For Bipartisan Cooperation On Conservation November 7-Voters re-elected President Obama and rewarded conservation-minded Congressional candidates last […] Read more >

Bald eagle, Homer, Alaska

Election 2012 Results for Wildlife: New Opportunity for a Political Realignment

11/7/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

When the new Congress convenes in January, power will once again be divided between a Republican House and a Democratic President and Senate.  So what does it mean for wildlife? The conservation story of the 2012 election has yet to be […] Read more >