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Dean Peak Wildfire, Arizona (Bureau of Land Management/Herberta Schroeder)

Deadly Wildfires Permanently Changing Arizona’s Desert Forest Wildlife Habitats?

7/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

America’s worst wildfire-fighting tragedy in generations struck on Sunday as 19 firefighters were killed near Yarnell, Arizona. The impacts of the firestorm on wildlife and ecosystems will take much longer to add up, but scientists say there’s evidence the intense […] Read more >

Back in Black: Concern Over Global Warming Rising Again

4/8/2013 // By Mary Price

A new poll released by Gallup today shows positive signs that Americans are moving back into the black when it comes to facing global climate change.  Before you get lost in the lyrics to the classic AC/DC song or become excited about the similar […] Read more >

Flooded wetlands in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge after Hurricane Sandy (Flickr / US FWS)

Does the Paul Ryan Budget Safeguard Americans?

3/12/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his budget plan for fiscal year 2014.  Like previous Ryan budgets, the National Wildlife Federation has serious concerns about the effect this fiscal path will have on public health, ecosystems, and […] Read more >

Draft National Climate Assessment: Time to Weigh In On Climate Change

2/8/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

I know a lot of folks don’t need a report to tell them that climate change is happening now. Especially since 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded, the arctic sea ice extent set a new record low in recorded […] Read more >

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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 >

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The Public Is Speaking: Action on Climate Change Now

11/15/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

New NWF post-election polling shows that the realignment of our politics around the issue of climate continues to gain steam.  Conducted by Zogby Analytics, the new polling shows that as more and more Americans see the impacts of climate-fueled extreme […] 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).

Post-Sandy: Working with Nature to Keep Us Safe

11/2/2012 // By Joshua Saks

Like many children who grew up in the Philadelphia area, I spend my summers going (as we say in Philly) “down the shore.” For me that meant the town of Margate, NJ, just south of Atlantic City on Absecon Island, […] 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 >

NASA GOES image of Sandy's approach to the Eastern U.S. seaboard.

Sandy: Send the Bill to ExxonMobil

10/30/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

The heroic efforts of people coming together to assist each other in the face of Hurricane Sandy give me great hope for how we work together to overcome adversity.  If we look at this storm and all the increasing toll of […] Read more >

Seagoing Northern Gannet: U.S. FWS

Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Fish and Wildlife

10/30/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast this week and due to its unusual West-turning track, it came ashore midway in the eastern “Megalopolis” with its 65 million people.  Virginia and Maryland were drenched and pummeled and New York and New Jersey […] Read more >