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Be Part of the Largest Climate Rally Ever

2/6/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

On Presidents’ Day weekend, tens of thousands of Americans will head to our nation’s capital for the “Forward on Climate” rally to call for bold action by President Obama to tackle the climate crisis threatening our nation’s wildlife. But for […] Read more >

Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 – Nation’s Largest Electricity and Water Reduction Competition Kicks Off February 4

2/4/2013 // By Kristy Jones

Students at hundreds of campuses across the country will soon be taking very short showers, studying by flashlight, and cozying up by moonlight when the Campus Conservation Nationals begins its electricity and water reduction competition on February 4. Running until April […] Read more >

Polar bear mother with yearling cubs. Photo credit: Susanne Miller, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

What Shrinking Ice Means for Polar Bear Cubs

2/4/2013 // By Jennifer Janssen

Right now in the dead of winter, polar bear moms in the Arctic are searching for food to make up for the calories that were lost during the fall—when record low ice meant that the start of their winter hunting season […] Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Robert Postma.

Climate Change Takes a Bite out of Wolverines’ Habitat

2/1/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

This summer, comic book fanboys and Hugh Jackman admirers are expected to flock to theaters to see The Wolverine, the latest installment of Jackman’s onscreen portrayal of the adamantium-clawed superhero.  Sadly, this may be the only chance most American’s will […] Read more >

Photo: Lou Gold

A Changing Climate and Keystone XL — Yes They’re Connected

1/31/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

Are you familiar with tar sands oil? It’s the black sheep of the oil family. It’s extremely difficult to get out of the ground (using three times as much water as extraction of crude), it produces lake sized reservoirs of toxic […] Read more >

Wildlife-Climate Report cover

Protecting Our National Treasures by Confronting Climate Change

1/30/2013 // By Corey Shott

Today, the National Wildlife Federation is releasing a major new report, Wildlife in a Warming World, outlining how climate change is threatening wildlife and ecosystems across the country. As someone with deep roots in the natural world — a proud Montanan whose […] Read more >

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Inauguration Cherry Blossoms: A Harbinger of Climate Impacts to Come

1/22/2013 // By Bruce Stein

Making my way across the grounds of the Washington Monument yesterday to witness Barack Obama’s second inauguration, I came across a disconcerting sight. Lulled by unseasonably warm temperatures and a false sense of spring, the pale pink petals of young […] Read more >

A polar bear mother and her two cubs near Churchill, Manitoba. National Wildlife Photo Contest Entry by James Seith.

Judge Takes Away Critical Polar Bear Habitat

1/17/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

A federal judge in Alaska has decided to deny polar bears something they desperately need—critical habitat. The timing of this announcement could not be worse. The bears saw their Arctic ice habitat melt to a record-shattering low this past summer, a sign […] Read more >

Wildlife across the country will be impacted by climate change, according to a new draft National Climate Assessment. Photo by William Wiley.

Draft National Climate Assessment Report Available for Public Review

1/11/2013 // By Amanda Staudt

A long-awaited report on how climate change is affecting the United States will be released for public review on Monday, January 14. The Third National Climate Assessment is the most comprehensive review of U.S. climate impacts to date. It includes analyses […] Read more >

Image: Flickr/jroldenettel

Arizona Mine Threatens Endangered Jaguar

1/3/2013 // By Nic Callero

There are very few Jaguars left in the United States, which explains why recent photographs taken by Arizona Game and Fish using motion sensor trail cameras are causing such a stir. Jaguars are the third largest species of cat after lions […] Read more >