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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 >

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy off the shores of Florida and an approaching cold front across the Midwest. (NASA GOES, 10-25-2012)

East Coast Faces Monstrous Halloween Hurricane: How is Climate Change Fueling Sandy?

10/26/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

As Hurricane Sandy barrels up the East Coast, forecasters are giving it nicknames that sound like the title of a disaster movie: Frankenstorm. The Perfect Storm II. All point to the grave danger of a monster storm fueled by the […] Read more >

Offshore wind turbine in Thames Estuary, UK (credit: Flickr/phault)

Offshore Wind Necessary to Combating Climate Change

10/24/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest blog post by Chelsea Harnish, Energy Program Manager for Virginia Conservation Network. The most substantial long-term solution for combating climate change is to power our homes and businesses with renewable energy—namely wind and solar.  However, right now, there […] 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 >

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Climate Question Should Be Center Stage

9/7/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

The year 2012 has been seen climate change’s widespread impacts become apparent to people across the country.  As NWF’s recent report Ruined Summer highlighted, we’ve witnessed: Children and the elderly suffering through the hottest month ever recorded; Farmers and two-thirds […] Read more >

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West Nile Virus and Paying for Prevention

8/30/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Like many across the country, I enjoy gardening and yard work during the summer. Mosquito attacks, however, have a way of diminishing the fun. Last weekend, I was out in the backyard trimming some bushes when I felt “the bite” – a nasty one going for […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup – August 30, 2012

8/30/2012 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF Report Says Climate Change Ruined Summer in the U.S. August 30 – A new National Wildlife Federation report […] Read more >

It's been a hot year so far in D.C. (Photo: Trishhhh - Flickr)

Keeping My Cool

8/7/2012 // By Ian Evans

As a California transplant to Washington D.C., my first six months have been full of new experiences. Riding the subway to and from work every day? Check. Deciphering the grid layout of streets? Got it down (with the help of […] Read more >

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Drought and the Climate Change Freeloaders

8/7/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

By now our news media has probably made you aware of the historic drought that is gripping the country. Almost 80 percent of the nation’s agricultural land is experiencing drought conditions not seen since the 1950′s. In mid-July, the U.S. […] Read more >

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Climate Change Becoming A Broken Record

7/9/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Just today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its report on U.S. climate highlights for June.  The following are some key findings taken directly from the summary: The January-June period was the warmest first half of any year on record […] Read more >