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Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final amended rule to protect waters from coal power plants’ discharges. These plants contribute about thirty percent of all toxic pollutants discharged to surface waters. NWF applauds the EPA’s …

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Wildlife Benefits of Clean Power Plan Go Way Beyond Climate Change

There are many benefits to wildlife from reducing carbon emissions from power plants under the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.  Runaway climate change threatens at least half of …

Moose are one of the many wildlife species protected by the NAC's work to combat climate change. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Dick Forehand

EPA Can Do More to Spur Renewable Energy

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency took a bold step in putting forth the first-ever proposed standards to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, which account for about 40 …

This polar bear was awaiting the return of sea ice near Churchill, Manitoba. Warmer temperatures have kept sea ice from forming as early as it used to, and polar bears are waiting on shore without food for longer periods of time. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Lara Ferraro.

Landmark EPA Rule Promises to Spur Renewable Energy for Wildlife

Today is a momentous day for the future of the planet.  For the first time, rules have been proposed to put meaningful limits on the largest source of carbon pollution: our …

The Need to Get It Right on Climate Change

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The Top 10 Climate Successes of 2013

A coal fired power plant in WY. Flickr photo by gvgoebel

Speak Up On Climate Action with the Environmental Protection Agency

Lake Hefner at sunset.  Fishers are drawn for the smallmouth bass, white bass and catfish.  But mercury contamination remains an unresolved problem. Image from OK.Gov.

Senator Inhofe Puts Polluters Ahead of Oklahoma Lakes

Oklahoma City’s Lake Hefner is an urban oasis bustling with life, and rated as one of the best lakes for sail boarding. With a boat dock and fishing docks, it’s …

Clean air advocates rally outside the Chicago EPA hearing on the carbon pollution standard (Credit: Sierra Club)

NWF Voices Testify in Support of EPA Carbon Pollution Limits

Today, over 20 National Wildlife Federation representatives from 13 states and numerous local supporters testified in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon …

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Houston Toads: New Victims of Climate Change

Climate change isn’t just making the mercury rise; it is causing a lot of other problems, including extreme droughts and wildfires. These accelerating global warming impacts are very troubling for the Houston toad, and …

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