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Poll – Keystone XL Pummeled by Clean Energy

11/14/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

National Wildlife Federation released results of a Zogby commissioned poll covering several climate and energy issues.  The poll, done just after the election, finds support for Keystone XL was dwarfed by voters’ desire for expanded renewable energy investments. Support for […] Read more >

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A Brighter Future for Wildlife

11/7/2012 // By Sue Brown

Americans gave hope for a brighter future for wildlife by electing a President and Senate-majority who acknowledge the unfolding climate crisis, and have stated their intentions to lead America towards reducing carbon pollution and conserving wildlife habitats. The devastation that […] Read more >

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Get Ready to Cast Your Vote for Wildlife

11/2/2012 // By Sue Brown

This Tuesday, November 6th is Election Day, and it’s up to us to show Big Polluters their money is no match for millions of Americans who have the power to elect leaders that will stand up and defend our wildlife […] Read more >

In an instant, climate change can realign politics.  Here, Democratic President Barack Obama tours devastated parts of New Jersey with Republican Governor Chris Christie.

Sandy’s Mandate: When Political Reality Meets Climate Reality

11/1/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Whatever happens on November 6th, the tragic scenes unfolding across the 19 states impacted by Superstorm Sandy have realigned American politics when it comes to climate change. The road to Election Day has gone from sarcastic remarks in Tampa, to […] Read more >

Wetlands along U.S. coastlines and around the world are at risk from sea level rise. | Photo: NOAA

Debate Must Not Avoid Flood of Climate Impacts

10/22/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Tonight’s debate on foreign policy issues is a critical chance to address climate change. As Secretary of State Clinton noted last week when speaking on energy diplomacy, climate change is central to global economic, environmental and security interests. Rising sea […] Read more >

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Turn Spotlight on Climate in Debates

10/17/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Last night at the presidential debate, the moderator did not allow an undecided voter with concerns about climate change to ask a question–despite carbon pollution being central to the lengthy exchange between the candidates during the debate on which fossil […] Read more >

America’s Hunters Ask: Where are Clean Water and Healthy Wetlands in the Election Discourse?

10/11/2012 // By Rachel Dawson

Tonight, Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden will engage in a primetime debate on foreign and domestic issues. We remain hopeful that among the many important topics raised tonight will be a discussion of the protection of America’s […] Read more >

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The Only People Not Talking About the Weather are Running for President

10/1/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Everyone is talking about the weather, except for two people who both happen to be running for president, as  CBS points out in their article on why global warming matters in the election. The Candidates’ Positions on Climate Change President […] Read more >

Urban Green Initiatives and the 2010 Elections

12/20/2010 // By Simone Lightfoot

The weeks leading up to election 2010 were exhausting, from helping family members navigate absentee ballots, to engaging the faith community.  Not to mention taking part in political conversations, strategy sessions and debates pertaining to urban cities across the Great […] Read more >

Our clean energy future is on the line in next week’s elections

10/25/2010 // By John Kostyack

Get out and vote next week in support of clean energy and against fossil fuel dinosaurs. Read more >