extreme weather

Seagoing Northern Gannet: U.S. FWS

Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Fish and Wildlife

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 …

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?

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 …

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

Offshore Wind Necessary to Combating Climate Change

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 …

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

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 …

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Climate Question Should Be Center Stage

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 …

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West Nile Virus and Paying for Prevention

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 …

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Weekly News Roundup – August 30, 2012

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 …

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

Keeping My Cool

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 …

Drought Corn 8-7-12

Drought and the Climate Change Freeloaders

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 …

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Climate Change Becoming A Broken Record

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 …

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