Global Warming

A new plan directs federal land managers to map out where development should and should not occur on public lands. NWF/Judith Kohler

Clean Power Plan Heightens Need for Methane Regulations

The Obama Administration took historic action to combat climate change with the release of their Clean Power Plan on June 2nd, 2014. This important plan establishes first-ever limits on the …

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The Puffins of Machias Seal Island

Opening the small window of the duck blind on Machias Seal Island (off the coast of Maine) to observe the puffins was exhilarating. For the next 45 minutes, I was …

Wildlife and Americans alike depend on clean air and water. This photo of Long Pine Lake at mid morning was donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Gema Saiz.

Senate May Take Vote to Block Carbon Standard, Clean Water Rule

After all of the incredible work put into EPA’s historic standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants, proposed just two weeks ago, Senate Republicans may force a vote to block …

This picture of a polar bear shaking off was donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve Perry.

Weekly News Roundup: A Huge Win for Wildlife and more!

  |   June 6, 2014

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules that would put limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Issued under the Clean Air Act, the rule will give states …

Chris Crosby plays a trout caught on Colorado's South Platte river May 20. Photo by Russell Bassett

Hunters and Anglers Can’t Afford to Double Down on Denial

Hunters and anglers have been on the front lines of several major environmental policy battles over the years, including playing a major role in passing the Clean Air and Clean …

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The Birds and the Beast

In the spring of 1990 an intruder tried to kill our family. Well, not our family exactly, but the pair of phoebes who nested under our second-story deck each year, …

Ttrout are the indicator species of cold water stream health, and are expected to lose much of their habitat due to climate change. Photo by Fish Eye Guy (fisheyeguyphotograpy.com)

Don’t Double Down on Denial: Part 2, Wildlife at Risk

Several recent reports by the United Nations, U.S. government, retired U.S. military leaders, and Antarctic scientists detail the current and future realities of climate change … and those realities are …

This picture of a polar bear shaking off was donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve Perry.

Good News for Polar Bears: Momentum Growing for Climate Action

Protecting the future of Arctic wildlife, from polar bears to seals and Arctic foxes, requires commitment to large-scale action—and recently, that’s exactly what we’ve been seeing from the White House. National …

Smoke stacks and exhaust. Flickr photo by Dave Sizer

Don’t Double Down on Denial

Part 1: The New Evidence (Note: This is the first of a three-part series. Wildlife Promise will release Part 2 “Wildlife at Risk” on May 27 and Part 3 “Sportsmen and …

Sea Turtle. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Tyler MacDonald.

Another Chance for Clean Energy and Sea Turtles

The Senate may have a chance to redeem itself this week – at least in the eyes of clean energy advocates. On the heels of yet another defeat for the …

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