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Backbeat, the Word is on the Street that Obama May Get Serious on Climate

6/21/2013 // By Mary Price

I know you’ve heard it all before… but now there may be less doubt that Obama  will come clean about his plans to combat climate change. This year could be a make or break year in the fight to combat …

New VIDEO: The Tar Sands Threat to Wildlife

4/12/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

From widespread habitat destruction, to the drastic effects of climate change, to devastating toxic oil spills—the scope and scale of impacts that wildlife will face if the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline is built are immense. President Obama is expected …

Weekly News Roundup – March 22, 2013

3/22/2013 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: Keystone XL Tar Sands Vote a Test of Climate Commitment March 22-The U.S. Senate is set to vote …


Keep Anti-Wildlife Riders Out of the Budget

3/20/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

Right now, the U.S. Senate is starting to debate on the Budget Resolution for the next fiscal year, which demonstrates what our priorities are as a country. But, as in previous years, big polluters and their allies in Congress are …

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45 Days to Speak Up for Caribou

3/8/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

For the third time, the U.S. State Department has issued an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, and once again, they got it dead wrong. Now, it’s up to us to send a signal to …

Weekly News Roundup – March 1, 2013

3/1/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: State Dept. Keystone XL Analysis Fatally Flawed March 1 – The U.S. State Department, which is overseeing the …

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 …

Tar sands in hand. Photo by 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 …

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Tar Sands Are The Coolest!

11/8/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

One of the world’s biggest tar sands producers is trying to brainwash kids with a slick new game. Find out how you can help fight back.

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A Brighter Future for Wildlife

11/7/2012 // By Sue Brown

Americans gave hope for a brighter future for wildlife by electing a President and Senate-majority who acknowledge the unfolding climate crisis, and have stated their intentions to lead America towards reducing carbon pollution and conserving wildlife habitats. The devastation that …