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Ttrout are the indicator species of cold water stream health, and are expected to lose much of their habitat due to climate change. Photo by Fish Eye Guy (fisheyeguyphotograpy.com)

Senate Explores Climate Impacts to Sportsmen and Wildlife

6/3/2014 // By Mollie Simon

We already know that global warming is negatively impacting coastal fishing industries, big game species, and outdoor recreation. Every day, sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts across the country are coping with the effects of climate change. Today, the Senate Committee on […] Read more >

Fishing industries and wildlife of the Northeast are feeling the impacts of climate change.  Flickr photo by Geir Friestad

Senate Steps Up for Climate

1/23/2014 // By Mollie Simon

The Senate started off 2014 with a lot of climate action.  Last week, the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. At the committee hearing, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and […] Read more >

Breath of Fresh Air in Senate: “We Are Not Just in This Chamber to Represent the Polluters”

10/20/2011 // By Miles Grant

There’s so much hot air coming out of Washington these days, many Americans have tuned out. But one speech on the Senate floor recently is worth watching in full. Read more >

Climate Capsule: Riding the Budget Wave

4/5/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Hello Capsule readers! In addition to the wind, rain, and cherry blossom pollen, there’s tension in the air this week as questions abound. Will certain Congressmen keep trying to attach riders that destroy our environmental protections to the budget bill? […] Read more >

We’re in Our Best Position Ever for Federal Legislation to Safeguard Wildlife From Climate Change

10/27/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

Download TESTIMONY OF LARRY SCHWEIGER-10-28-09 Tomorrow I’ll be testifying in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the need to safeguard wildlife and natural resources and the essential services they provide to every American from the disastrous […] Read more >