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Inauguration Cherry Blossoms: A Harbinger of Climate Impacts to Come

1/22/2013 // By Bruce Stein

Making my way across the grounds of the Washington Monument yesterday to witness Barack Obama’s second inauguration, I came across a disconcerting sight. Lulled by unseasonably warm temperatures and a false sense of spring, the pale pink petals of young […] Read more >

Important habitat for the threatened Mexican Spotted Owl was destroyed in wildfires that ravaged more than 60% of the  Bandalier National Monument in New Mexico during the summer of 2011. The new technical input report features a case study of this fire and how it affected ecosystem services. Image source: Flickr (Lincoln Wildlife Crew-2008)

New Report on Climate Change and Wildlife

8/15/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

  A new report that brings together recent research on how climate change is affecting plants, animals, and habitats in the United States confirms what we already suspected: the changes are happening faster than previously thought, with more compelling evidence […] Read more >

This squirrel enjoys Oak Crest's Certified Wildlife Habitat

Retirees Go Green in Maryland Community

12/13/2011 // By Kim Martinez

In the summer of 2011, resident George Walter submitted an application to the National Wildlife Federation to designate his retirement community, Oak Crest, as a Certified Wildlife Habitat®. Oak Crest is the largest retirement community in Baltimore, Maryland with over 2,100 residents and sits […] Read more >

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Keeping the Dominos from Falling in the Gulf’s Food Chain

11/10/2010 // By Bruce Stein

Although images of oil-drenched pelicans and blackened marshes are fading from public consciousness, researchers are grappling with the long-term impacts of the BP oil disaster on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. One of the greatest concerns is the potential collapse […] Read more >

John Hammond, regional executive director for NWF, interviewed by News Channel 9 in Florida

Symposium Looks to Alert Policy Makers to Impacts from Gulf Oil Disaster

11/9/2010 // By Bob Serata

The old rock tune goes something like “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” That’s also a common problem in nature, especially after a traumatic blow to an ecosystem like the Gulf oil disaster. At Mote Marine Laboratory […] Read more >

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An ecosystems-oriented approach to reducing climate change risk

9/30/2010 // By John Kostyack

New report on adaptation to climate change gives inadequate attention to ecosystems. Read more >