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The Clark Fork River runs through downtown Missoula, MT. photo credit: flickr/Bitterroot

Testifying for Wildlife and Climate Action

Earlier today, I testified at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session in Washington, DC  to provide input on the agency’s plans to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. I spoke …

Researchers and a UMBC teacher and student examine details of NASA's GRIP project, which is studying the formation and intensity of hurricanes. Flickr photo by NASA/Paul E. Alers.

When Scientists Get Tattoos, Do Instructors Respond for Students? A Survey Inquires

Back in fall of 1989, in one of my earliest experiences as a conservation organizer, a professor stood up before about 200 students and faculty we’d assembled at the University …

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After Sandy: Planning Our Natural Defense Against Extreme Weather

When those of us living on the East Coast learned that Hurricane Sandy was approaching, I don’t think any of us had any idea how severe the damage would be. …

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Superstorm Sandy’s Sewage Legacy

With Halloween upon us, I can’t help but binge-watch zombie flicks in between marathons of The Walking Dead. One recurring theme I’ve noticed is how incredibly efficient a zombie virus …

Artist's rendering of Fenway Park underwater (ELM Action Fund)

Fragile Fenway: Climate Change Puts Historic Red Sox Ballpark at Risk

The World Series returns to Fenway Park tonight with the Boston Red Sox leading the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. I live in Fairhaven, MA and I’m blogging right now with …

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Help Curb Carbon from Coal

Right now, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for your input on a proposal to limit carbon pollution from new coal-fired power plants. Their proposal would stop any new power …

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Weekly News Roundup- October 25, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? We ain’t lion! Check out these awesome mountain lion facts. Native fall foliage. Native Shrubs for Fall Color and Wildlife Benefits. Eco-schools …

hoto by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kerrie Best.

Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore

When we discuss sea ice here at NWF, we’re usually talking about polar bears. But this month, the annual loss of sea ice in the Arctic is affecting another marine …

Workers installing rooftop solar panels. US National Forest Service photo by Alex Snyder.

Latest Climate Report Confirms We Have a Climate Problem — Do You Give a Care?

If you are still sitting on the fence about whether we contribute to climate change, perhaps the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will help clear …

Lodgepole pine trees in Colorado. Photo by National Wildlife entrant Mandy Christy.

Clear Science, Murky Ambition: Forests and Our Carbon Pollution Footprint

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States is periodically required to submit a report outlining its progress in addressing carbon pollution. …

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