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Throwing Maryland’s Renewable Energy Goals in the Trash?

5/6/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by Jen Mihills. Maryland has an excellent tool for boosting clean energy in the state, and helping combat global climate change while reduce air pollution. The states Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electricity suppliers to secure 20% […] Read more >

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Time to End the Big Oil Boondoggle

4/29/2011 // By Corey Shott

The nation narrowly escaped a budget collision and government shutdown a few weeks ago, but that was just the opening round in the epic battle to rein in out of control deficits in Washington.  While conservation and public health protection […] Read more >

How NWF is fighting for climate justice in tribal communities

4/22/2011 // By NWF

This guest blog post was written by Myra Wilensky, NWF’s Tribal Global Warming Outreach Manager. She is based in Boulder, CO. For more information on her work towards achieving climate justice for Native peoples, email her at wilensky@nwf.org. For Native […] Read more >

Understanding changes in land cover and climate will be key to managing wildfire. Photo by John McColgan, BLM.

A Top 40 List for Conservation

4/6/2011 // By Bruce Stein

As the now famous “snowpocalypse” blizzard raged across Washington DC in February of 2010, a small group huddled in a downtown office to create a “Top 40” list. This top 40 chart was not being drawn up for the ubiquitous […] Read more >

Make Solar Energy Wildlife Friendly!

4/1/2011 // By Helen Chmura

I’m a big believer in renewable energy and reducing pollution that leads to climate change, but I’m also a big believer in protecting wildlife habitat.  So, what’s a person to think when the goals of renewable energy development and protecting […] Read more >

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When the Oil Wells Run Dry

3/30/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil is good to the last drop, and we may see the last drop in our lifetimes. According to a new report by British bank HSBC, the world may only have 50 years of oil left and 176 years of […] Read more >

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Santa Goes Green

12/22/2010 // By Mary Burnette

For years, my husband has wrapped all his Christmas presents in the comic pages from our newspaper. This year there is even a present under the tree wrapped in the flyer from our local supermarket listing this week’s holiday specials. […] Read more >

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In Cancun and Congress, Pressing for Clean Energy Jobs ASAP

12/9/2010 // By Joe Mendelson

  As the Cancun climate talks proceed in balmy 75 degrees weather, the U.S. Senate stands on the precipice of a vote on a controversial new tax bill. Unfortunately, key omissions in both the evolving international climate deal and the […] Read more >

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My Green Halloween Costumes

10/26/2010 // By Carla Brown

Every year at National Wildlife Federation’s Headquarters office, we hold a Halloween party with prizes for costumes. I like making costumes from recycled materials because of the intellectual challenge and inexpensive supplies. A few years ago, they even made a […] Read more >

Colleges & Universities Share Advice on Financing On-Campus Renewable Energy Installations at AASHE

10/11/2010 // By Cheli Cresswell

At the AASHE Conference campus leaders from diverse backgrounds gathered to share their knowledge, experience and advice on a variety of topics — among them the perennial question of “I want to help my campus adopt sustainable energy practices, but how do I pay for it?” Read more >