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“Toto, I’m afraid we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Unlike Dorothy and her little dog, Toto, in the classic film, The Wizard of Oz, most people and animals affected by tornadoes don’t usually fare as well.  These natural disasters …

Manatees, found 1.5 miles inland after Hurricane Hermine in Sept. 2016, were rescued & released by Florida Fish & Wildlife (via Flickr)

As Matthew Hits Florida, Wildlife Among Many In Harm’s Way

As Hurricane Matthew hits Florida, the top priority is evacuating people from the danger zones and preparing communities for the storm’s impact. We’re grateful to the public officials, first responders, …

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Wildfire Season in Full Swing

Wildfire season is in full swing and states across the West are starting to feel the burn. From the over 20,000 acre Mills Canyon fire in Washington to a wildfire in a …

StormStruck at Walt Disney World, photo courtesy of StormStruck

RenaissanceRe, Leader in Disaster Risk Mitigation

This year, National Wildlife Federation is proud to present our Award for Corporate Leadership to RenaissanceRe! RenRe envisions itself not just as a reinsurance company, but as a “positive force …

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What Would the Flying Fox Say? “It’s Too Hot!”

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Superstorm Sandy’s Sewage Legacy

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen).

The Costs of Climate Change and Extreme Weather like Hurricane…

Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service

Having Lost Thousands of Cattle to the Blizzard, Northern Plains Ranchers Need a Farm Bill

The recent blizzard in western South Dakota didn’t just dump up to four feet of snow in the Black Hills, northwestern Nebraska and northeastern Wyoming. In killing thousands of cattle, …

Workers installing rooftop solar panels. US National Forest Service photo by Alex Snyder.

Latest Climate Report Confirms We Have a Climate Problem — Do You Give a Care?

If you are still sitting on the fence about whether we contribute to climate change, perhaps the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will help clear …

Beach-nesting birds—like these black skimmers—were among the wildlife hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy – A Blueprint for a Better Future for People and Wildlife

While I was enjoying my August beach vacation, the federal government was releasing its plan for rebuilding the New York City metro area and the New Jersey shore in the …

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