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BP’s Negligence “Contributing Cause” of Gulf Oil Disaster

9/14/2011 // By Miles Grant

Two new reports blame a rush to drill for the explosion that led to the Gulf oil disaster that killed 11 workers, thousands of birds, hundreds of endangered sea turtles, and dozens of dolphins. Read more >

A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (photo: Susanne Miller/USFWS)

Help Stop Big Oil’s Arctic Assault

9/12/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Speak up today for the future of ringed seals and other cherished Arctic wildlife. Remember the days when Big Tobacco insisted their product was safe? For a long time, people bought in: doctors lit up, mothers smoked around their kids […] 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 >

Jamica Bay with the backdrop of NYC. Nature is not far away.

September 11th: Finding Solace in Nature

9/9/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I am thinking a lot about 9/11 lately. The 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is a time for all of us, across the world, to think about the loss of innocent life, the bravery of so many, and the impact of […] Read more >

American Jobs Act Would Offer Greening Opportunities To A Third of U.S. Schools

9/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

When President Obama presented the American Jobs Act proposal to the nation this week, he specifically proposed that some of the jobs be created by updating and refurbishing 35,000 schools across the U.S.  Some $30 billion would be allocated to […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: The Last Hurrah

9/6/2011 // By Amanda Stone

In this last Capsule of my tenure relive the Climate adventures of Dirty the Global Warming Denying Sock Puppet. Read more >

Irene aftermath in the Bronx, via Edwin Martinez1/Flickr

Climate Capsule: The Dog Days Are Done?

8/30/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Despite Flawed Review, Tar Sands Pipeline Receives Temporary Rubber Stamp Quote: Mitt Romney Economic Story of the Week: Cleantech Taking Off Editorial of the Week: Irene Strikes a Nation Seemingly Content to Worry […] Read more >

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Seven Things to Know About How Hurricanes Affect Wildlife

8/27/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

As Hurricane Irene made landfall on the East Coast this week, the news media was rightly focused on the many dangers to humans from such powerful storms.  Due to the hurricane’s track, 2.5 million people were ordered to evacuate low-lying […] Read more >

Cadillac Converj at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show (photo: NWF Zoe Lipman)

Better Faster Stronger – Past Week of Fuel Efficiency News Confirms More Great Cars and Trucks Ahead

8/25/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

In Trucks that Work, a report NWF released last week, we walk through just how much pickup truck owners save under new fuel efficiency standards (a lot), how fast they save it (fast), and we do a component-by-component breakdown that […] Read more >