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Weekly News Roundup – March 29, 2013

3/29/2013 // By Anne Goddard

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: New guide addresses parents’ weather-related concerns around letting kids enjoy outdoor playtime March 27 – The new weather guide emphasizes the […] Read more >

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Forests in a Warming World

3/21/2013 // By Amanda Staudt

Mountain pine beetles have devastated nearly 7 million acres of pine forests in Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota since 1996. And, that pales in comparison to the more than 40 million acres of pines lost in British Columbia. These stunning […] Read more >

Flooded wetlands in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge after Hurricane Sandy (Flickr / US FWS)

Does the Paul Ryan Budget Safeguard Americans?

3/12/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his budget plan for fiscal year 2014.  Like previous Ryan budgets, the National Wildlife Federation has serious concerns about the effect this fiscal path will have on public health, ecosystems, and […] Read more >

An offshore wind turbine in the Thames Estuary, U.K. Flickr photo by Phil Hollman

Offshore Wind Bill Returns, Thanks to Bipartisan Collaboration

3/1/2013 // By Amber Hewett

It takes a strong and innovative leader to look into a tangled web of challenges and see where intersections offer opportunity.  The National Wildlife Federation congratulates Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and […] Read more >

10 Things You May Not Know About the Polar Bear

10 Things You May Not Know About Polar Bears

2/27/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, here are 10 things you may not know about the Arctic’s Great White Bear. For more information on these incredible animals visit NWF.org/polarbears Speak up for the polar bears cubs—tell Congress to move forward on […] Read more >

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President Obama Golfs With Oil Execs During Weekend of Climate Rally

2/21/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

When it Comes to Climate, Wildlife Supporters Advocate for Birdies NOT Bogeys This past weekend, something remarkable happened — more than 35,000 people came to Washington D.C. from all over the country to make sure President Obama heard our message: […] Read more >

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Wildlife Supporters Join Historic Rally Against Dirty Keystone XL Pipeline

2/19/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

On Sunday, the National Wildlife Federation and our supporters took part in the largest climate rally in history. And that’s exactly what it felt like: being a part of history. Over 35,000 people came out in the blistering cold to […] Read more >

Draft National Climate Assessment: Time to Weigh In On Climate Change

2/8/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

I know a lot of folks don’t need a report to tell them that climate change is happening now. Especially since 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded, the arctic sea ice extent set a new record low in recorded […] Read more >

Offshore wind turbines located near Denmark. Flickr photo by Kim Hansen.

America Must Lean into the Wind on Clean Energy

2/7/2013 // By Catherine Bowes

This week, the Washington Post called America’s pursuit of offshore wind energy a “tortured process” mired in uncertainty and challenges. While that is one way to describe it, National Wildlife Federation has a very different view of the prospects for […] Read more >

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Climate Crisis Deepens for America’s Moose

2/6/2013 // By Miles Grant

Alarming news from Minnesota today about the health of the state’s moose population being driven to the brink by climate change. Today, officials revealed the northeast Minnesota population of the iconic animal has fallen a shocking 35 percent just since last year […] Read more >