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Weekly News Roundup – December 9, 2011

12/9/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: After 150 Years, Tribes to Welcome Home Wild Bison December 9 – Nearly 70 Yellowstone bison, part of North […] Read more >

Haunted Forests

10/31/2011 // By Bryn Fluharty

Halloween is the time when ghosts of ages past appear! It is not only the ghosts of those people who have past though that can be seen haunting our historic places but plants as well as shown in this spooky […] Read more >

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New Documentary on Deforestation’s Threat to Lemurs

9/13/2011 // By Miles Grant

Humans may have only one planet, but imagine if we had only one island? That’s the reality for lemurs, primates that live only on Madagascar. And as a new documentary reports, their home is becoming increasingly inhospitable. Rachel Kramer is […] Read more >

VIDEO – At Climate Talks, NWF Presses for Reduced Deforestation in Brazil

12/9/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the past decade, deforestation has accounted for over 50 percent of Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions and it’s the world’s third largest emitter of carbon. Agriculture for things like cattle ranching and increasingly palm oil production have been the drivers […] Read more >

Stopping Massive Deforestation – A Bright Spot at Climate Talks

12/7/2010 // By NWF

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, expectations are pretty modest for climate progress at the international talks here in Cancun. There are some places where we can and must act, and reduced emissions from deforestation (REDD) is one such building […] Read more >

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Cancun Climate Negotiations: No Holiday in the Sun

12/1/2010 // By Joe Mendelson

From the National Wildlife Federation’s perspective, there are three critical things that must happen to consider Cancun a success. Read more >

Next Round of Climate Talks a Challenge

11/22/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

As we discussed in a recent post, getting progress at the international climate talks that kick off next week in Cancun, Mexico will be a challenge. What forward movement we see in confronting the climate crisis will be measured in inches rather than miles.  But […] Read more >

Let’s Commit to Tropical Forest Conservation

4/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

Tropical rainforests are diverse habitats that are home to half of the world’s plant and wildlife species, and protecting these forests is crucial to wildlife and to the health of the planet as well. Specifically, deforestation (or clear cutting forests) […] Read more >

Report from Barcelona UN Climate Talks

11/6/2009 // By Eric Palola

Against this backdrop thousands of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change delegates and observers have converged to set the stage for a Copenhagen climate deal.
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Brazil’s Environment Head Says Amazon Deforestation Is Slowing

9/1/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The CO2 emissions caused by deforestation make Brazil a top-tier global warming polluter that has been criticized for not moving more quickly to save its vast but diminishing Amazon basin forests. Intact forests absorb greenhouse gases but become emitters when they […] Read more >