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President Now Has Information Needed to Deny Keystone XL

1/31/2014 // By Jim Murphy

Today, the State Department released its long awaited environmental review of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline.  The State Department’s report for the first time acknowledges that the Keystone XL pipeline has significant climate impacts, and could cause …

The Need to Get It Right on Climate Change

1/29/2014 // By Jim Murphy

Call me an optimist.  Despite dire warnings about the future of our winters (or lack thereof), I have spent the last couple years teaching my young children to ski—a joy that has made winters a time to relish, not dread.  …

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 …

John Podesta via Center for American Progress flickr

Obama Brings On Anti-Keystone Advisor, But Doesn’t Seem to Want His Advice

12/12/2013 // By Mollie Simon

An anonymous White House aide is assuring reporters this morning that President Obama’s new special adviser, Keystone XL opponent John Podesta, will “recuse himself” from the Keystone XL decision. The question for conservationists is: Uh, why? This isn’t a Supreme …

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Hundreds of Leaders Call on President Obama to Advance Offshore Wind Power in the U.S.

12/11/2013 // By Amber Hewett

On December 11, leaders in conservation, public health and business, along with state and local officials, sent a letter urging President Obama to lead America to the clean, renewable, and home-grown energy frontier of offshore wind power. Signatories hailed from coast …

Tar Sands protesters via Rainforest Action Network/Flickr

Canadian Bullying Should Make Saying No To Keystone XL Easy for Obama

11/14/2013 // By Jim Murphy

I have a wee confession. Despite my deep concern about climate change and the state of the world, when my Sunday New York Times arrives on my doorstep (and, yes, I still prefer real newspapers, not glowing computer screens, especially …


What’s the Condition of the Pipeline Beneath the Straits of Mackinac: VIDEO

10/11/2013 // By Beth Wallace

This past July, NWF conducted a diving expedition to obtain footage of aging oil pipelines strung across one of the most sensitive locations in the Great Lakes, and possibly the world: the Straits of Mackinac. Footage of these pipelines has …


State Department’s Keystone XL Review Goes from Bad to Worse

8/6/2013 // By Jim Murphy

The news for the Keystone XL pipeline just keeps getting worse.  Last week, further information came out regarding an apparent cover-up of a conflict of interest that undermines the credibility of the State Department’s environmental review of the pipeline. Rather …

Jamica Bay with the backdrop of NYC. Nature is not far away.

Climate Action Must Also Mean Adaptation

7/17/2013 // By Ryan Kingston

I was born and raised in southern Connecticut, about 20 minutes from the beaches of Long Island Sound. My grandparents would say how polluted the waters were when they were kids, and how entire stretches of beach had to be …

Installing solar panels (flickr/OregonDOT)

There are Many Pathways to a Clean Energy Future—Let’s Take All of Them

7/11/2013 // By Felice Stadler

We talk a lot about the harmful impacts that our reliance on dirty energy sources have on wildlife.  Let us not lose sight of the flipside of that critical conversation: responsible clean energy solutions are essential to protecting the future …