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Climate Change-Fueled Heat Stresses Nuclear Plant, May Threaten Cape Cod Bay Wildlife

7/19/2013 // By Miles Grant

As heat waves fueled by climate change grip much of the East Coast, some nuclear power plants are facing a tough choice: Reduce electricity production on days when our air conditioners push demand to new heights, or pump overheated cooling […] Read more >

It's been a hot year so far in D.C. (Photo: Trishhhh - Flickr)

Keeping My Cool

8/7/2012 // By Ian Evans

As a California transplant to Washington D.C., my first six months have been full of new experiences. Riding the subway to and from work every day? Check. Deciphering the grid layout of streets? Got it down (with the help of […] Read more >

Coal trains have been involved in at least 5 wrecks this summer, causing damage and heartbreak around the country. (Photo: Ray Steup)

Two More Coal Train Wrecks — The Epidemic Continues

7/17/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A slew of coal train derailments has put the industry on edge, but are they helping to cause the very problem that plagues them? Read more >

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Climate Change Becoming A Broken Record

7/9/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Just today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its report on U.S. climate highlights for June.  The following are some key findings taken directly from the summary: The January-June period was the warmest first half of any year on record […] Read more >

Your Mind Is The Scene Of The Climate: Watch NWF’s Climate Capsule

9/3/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation Climate Capsule team’s favorite summer movie was Inception. It got us to thinking, what if you could enter the dreams of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Big Oil’s MVP? Also this week — updates on tar sands, […] Read more >

East Coast Cities Shatter Summer Heat Records

8/31/2010 // By Miles Grant

A National Wildlife Federation report last month warned global warming is fueling summer heat waves. Given that 2010 has been the hottest year on record so far globally, are this summer’s East Coast heat waves our new normal? Preliminary figures […] Read more >

(VIDEO) Getting the Word Out on Heat Waves and Global Warming

8/12/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

NWF members rely on us to educate the media, policy makers and the broader public on the impacts of climate change.  Our most recent effort was the launch of our report on heat waves and the links to global warming (see previous […] Read more >

Extreme Heat in Summer 2010: A Window on the Future

8/11/2010 // By Miles Grant

Could the sweltering summer of 2010 be considered mild compared to the typical summers of the future? It depends on whether America & nations around the world act now to curb our global warming pollution. That’s the conclusion of a […] Read more >

As Heat Waves Grip East Coast, Revisiting Climate Connection

7/6/2010 // By Miles Grant

Here in the Washington, DC area, we’re experiencing our second brutal heat wave of the summer — and summer’s only a few weeks old. As NPR reported, it’s part of a national pattern: “Over the weekend, temperatures pushed into the […] Read more >

Hot Streak Continues with Warmest Spring on Record

6/18/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Are you feeling the heat this year? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is reporting that the combined global land and ocean surface temperature for May was the warmest on record– 1.24°F above the 20th century average. May’s not […] Read more >

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