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Obama Commits to Tackle Carbon Pollution in 2012

11/18/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Yesterday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson announced plans for establishing new carbon pollution limits on the nation’s power plants.  This is good news. Just last month NWF had voiced serious concerns that these efforts were going to be delayed indefinitely.  Significantly, the […] Read more >

Call to Action on Weather and Climate Extremes

11/18/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Just in case you hadn’t already figured out that something crazy is happening with our weather, the world’s top climate scientists today issued a report detailing exactly what we know.  Early this morning, the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […] Read more >

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5 Delicious Foods Threatened By Climate Change

11/7/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

Chocolate, peanut butter, bread, cheese, wine, coffee, and raspberries.  That’s my desert island list.  You know, the foods I would choose to have with me if stranded on a desert island. But recent reports are indicating that climate change threatens […] Read more >

Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)

New Report to Warn Climate Change Already Fueling Extreme Weather

11/2/2011 // By Miles Grant

A new report is set to warn the intensity of 2011′s floods, heat and drought aren’t freak occurrences – they’re the direct result of man-made climate change. Read more >

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Global Warming-Fueled Extreme Weather Spikes Peanut Butter Prices

11/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

Will consumers get the jarring truth about why peanut butter prices are suddenly chunky? So far, it looks like the media is feeding them a smoothed-over version that omits the impact of the climate crisis. Read more >

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Climate Change and Hurricanes: Not Just a Concern for Coastal Communities

9/15/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

The 2011 hurricane season may well be remembered most for flooding along the eastern seaboard, especially from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The impacts were felt in places that typically don’t have to worry about hurricanes. That’s because some […] Read more >

WATCH: 24 Hours of Climate Reality a Call to Action

9/12/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality was a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. Featuring a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for […] Read more >

Flooded commuter parking lot in Reston, VA (September 2011 by Flickr's Courtlyn McHale)

Global Warming Hits Home for NWF Climate Scientist

9/9/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

As I stood in a torrential downpour waiting for my son’s bus to arrive, I couldn’t help but think how this was yet another sign of climate change hitting home.  Literally. It was only his third day riding the bus […] Read more >

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Bad Obama Ozone Decision May Spell Trouble for Wildlife

9/9/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Obama Administration’s recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will not strengthen the ozone or smog standard is of little consolation to parents who have to rush their asthmatic kids to the hospital emergency room on dirty air days […] Read more >

The costs of climate change: more extreme flooding in places like Vermont. Image from VTdigger.org.

Vermont Governor Bemoans Climate Inaction After Flood

8/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Saying his state is under siege after Hurricane Irene swept through his state early this week, the governor of Vermont had some choice words about the failure of leaders at the national and international level to cut carbon pollution that […] Read more >