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The moose population is northeast Minnesota is being devastated by climate change.

EPA Can Do More to Spur Renewable Energy

6/23/2014 // By Jim Murphy

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 percent of total U.S. emissions.  This historic step marks a […] Read more >

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

6/2/2014 // By Jim Murphy

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 power sector, which accounts for about 40 percent of all […] Read more >

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The Top 10 Climate Successes of 2013

12/18/2013 // By Mollie Simon

We’ll remember 2013 as a year of climate action thanks in large part to one landmark announcement: President Obama’s plan to act on climate.  National Wildlife Federation has been a key player in fights to keep pollution from fossil fuels […] Read more >

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

Speak Up On Climate Action with the Environmental Protection Agency

10/7/2013 // By Mollie Simon

In the United States, power plants emit up to 2 billion metric tons of carbon pollution a year. This huge amount of carbon is causing climate change, dramatically altering wildlife habitat, and causing more extreme weather. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking […] Read more >

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

6/13/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 a draw for families eager to catch some catfish, white […] Read more >

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

5/24/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

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 pollution standards for new power plants.   The new proposal would require […] Read more >

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Houston Toads: New Victims of Climate Change

2/27/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

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 with Leap Day upon us the plight of this endangered amphibian has been […] Read more >

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Inhofe Seeks to Throw Mercury Protections Overboard

2/21/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Late last week, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S.J. Res. 37 – a congressional resolution seeking to disapprove and throw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new air pollution standards that limit mercury and air toxics from power plant smokestacks. […] Read more >

Oil refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana. (Courtesy of Planetware.com)

NWF Helps Deliver 2011 Victories for Clean Air

1/13/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Thanks to NWF and other organizations’ persistent advocacy, EPA is putting the brakes on toxic air pollution and curbing greenhouse gas emissions. NWF has been a leader in finding ways to address the climate crisis. While a comprehensive climate plan […] Read more >

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Climate Change Costs U.S. Big Time

1/5/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

As NWF has highlighted recently, climate change is turbo-charging our weather and causing increasingly catastrophic thunderstorms, floods, and wildfires. Behind the headlines of these extreme weather events are the real costs to families and communities as they face the financial […] Read more >

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