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The National Climate Assessment shows that wildlife and communities are already feeling the impacts of climate with rising seas, ocean acidification, heavier precipitation, changes in growing seasons, decreased cold and snow pack, increased incidence of pests, devastating wildfires and droughts, and other significant impacts.  Photo by Mary Harvey

Why Wildlife is Cheering for the Clean Power Plan

8/3/2015 // By Jim Murphy

President Obama has taken a historic and ambitious step in the fight against carbon pollution that threatens wildlife. With the announcement of the finalized Clean Power Plan, the President has enacted the first ever rules designed to reduce harmful greenhouse …

Red footed booby.  Photo by USFWS - Pacific

Newly Expanded Reserve Provides a Haven for Marine Wildlife

10/2/2014 // By Les Welsh

In a significant step forward for marine wildlife and our planet’s ocean ecosystems, President Obama last week authorized the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The President’s proclamation expands the existing monument from 83,000 square miles to …

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

1/28/2014 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good news because there’s a range of conservation issues on which …

Thousands of People (plus one Whooping Crane) Protest Keystone XL

11/7/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

I gathered with thousands of others around Barack Obama’s house on Sunday, urging the President to say no to the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline that would carry millions of barrels of tar sands oil through America’s heartland, including the sensitive …

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Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

4/15/2011 // By Jenna Peters

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a bike or in a soccer goal. The sweeping disconnect with …

Even President Obama Has Trouble Getting His Kids Outside

2/17/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

If you don’t think you have anything in common with the President of the United States, think again.  Wednesday night, on February 16, 2011, President Barack Obama, had this to say at the launch of the America’s Great Outdoors report …

Great Lakes’ Budget Valentine

2/14/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

President Barack Obama released his budget on Valentines Day–and while the love is still there, this year’s box of chocolates is not as full as in years past. The president’s 2012 budget, released Monday, contained $350 million for the Great …

NWF joins White House discussion on America’s Great Outdoors

4/16/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

President Obama and several administration officials today are meeting with landowners, sportsmen, state and local government leaders, public lands experts, conservationists and youth leaders to discuss “the challenges, opportunities and innovations surrounding modern-day land conservation and the importance of reconnecting Americans and …

Let’s Commit to Tropical Forest Conservation

4/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

Tropical rainforests are diverse habitats that are home to half of the world’s plant and wildlife species, and protecting these forests is crucial to wildlife and to the health of the planet as well. Specifically, deforestation (or clear cutting forests) …