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Wildfire Season in Full Swing

7/18/2014 // By Frank Sturges

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 remote Wilderness Area in the Sequoia National Forest in California, sparks are […] Read more >

StormStruck at Walt Disney World, photo courtesy of StormStruck

RenaissanceRe, Leader in Disaster Risk Mitigation

3/31/2014 // By Eva Roben

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 for change.” By educating the public and supporting research to […] Read more >

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

1/16/2014 // By Guest Author

This was written by a guest author Micaela Jemison Images of Australian baby bats in rehabilitation, bundled up in colorful blankets and being bottle-fed are now a common sight on the Internet as heat waves become more frequent Down Under. Australia is […] Read more >

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Superstorm Sandy’s Sewage Legacy

10/31/2013 // By Ryan Kingston

With Halloween upon us, I can’t help but binge-watch zombie flicks in between marathons of The Walking Dead. One recurring theme I’ve noticed is how incredibly efficient a zombie virus is at spreading. By the time we meet our protagonists, […] Read more >

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 Sandy

10/28/2013 // By Mollie Simon

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest hurricane in American history, made landfall on the East Coast. Twelve months later, the images of demolished landscapes and neighborhoods are still fresh in our minds. Hurricane Sandy brought extreme costs to our […] Read more >

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

10/16/2013 // By Ben Larson

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, it piled another hardship on ranchers, who in recent years […] Read more >

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?

10/9/2013 // By Felice Stadler

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 things up. Here’s what the IPCC’s headlines say: The Climate […] Read more >

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

9/11/2013 // By John Kostyack

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 wake of Hurricane Sandy. I grew up in the New […] Read more >

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How Much of Yosemite Will Burn in a Fire Fueled By Climate Change?

8/26/2013 // By Beth Pratt

Last night from my neighbor’s deck, I watched the eerie glow of flames from one of the largest wildfires in California history. At my own house the top of the giant pyrocumulus—a cloud created by the intense heat of the […] Read more >

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As Fish Die in Alaska Heat, Media Ignores Climate Tie

8/7/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Last week, Reuters reported thousands of Alaskan salmon and trout are dying as a result of record-setting heat wave. But the real shock of the story comes in realizing the Reuters story never once mentioned that climate change is driving […] Read more >