Congress

We should keep these guys around, if only to avoid having to pick a new national bird.

Teaming With Wildlife Fights for Wildlife Conservation Funding

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be part of an eloquently chaotic event known as a fly-in, compounded by the ‘snowquester,’ an unfortunate combination of a major snowstorm …

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge’s Nose Grows a lot Longer

In a recent hearing to determine the fate of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project, Enbridge told regulators, decision makers and the public that tar sands oil floats in water. …

Flooded wetlands in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge after Hurricane Sandy (Flickr / US FWS)

Does the Paul Ryan Budget Safeguard Americans?

This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his budget plan for fiscal year 2014.  Like previous Ryan budgets, the National Wildlife Federation has serious concerns about the effect …

An offshore wind turbine in the Thames Estuary, U.K. Flickr photo by Phil Hollman

Offshore Wind Bill Returns, Thanks to Bipartisan Collaboration

It takes a strong and innovative leader to look into a tangled web of challenges and see where intersections offer opportunity.  The National Wildlife Federation congratulates Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) …

Don’t Let National Parks Become A Casualty of Budget Battles

Since the Budget Control Act was passed in August, 2011—and we all had to start pretending we know what “sequester” means—NWF and our friends in the conservation community have known …

77% of Americans: Don’t Cut Environmental Spending

If “sequestration,” the series of automatic budget cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, goes into effect as scheduled on March 1, it will have a disastrous impact on …

Lest we forget floods, another potential result from changing weather patterns due to climate change.  Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Drought, Fire and Freeze: Lawmakers Consider Impacts of Extreme Weather on Agriculture

The votes are in and the winner for Most Arresting Title for a Senate Committee Hearing goes to the Agriculture Committee for yesterday’s hearing, “Drought, Fire and Freeze: The Economics …

A Great Week for Momentum on Climate

We all know that climate change is the single largest threat facing wildlife.  And it’s getting worse: the 12 hottest years on record have all occurred in the last 15, …

Draft National Climate Assessment: Time to Weigh In On Climate Change

I know a lot of folks don’t need a report to tell them that climate change is happening now. Especially since 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded, the arctic …

Gray wolves (Flickr/Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary)

What the Fiscal Cliff Deal Means for Wildlife

The short answer is, we’ll find out in March. First, the good news: The deal includes an extension through the end of 2013 for both the production tax credit (PTC) for …

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