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How the Fiscal Cliff Will Hurt Hunting and Fishing

12/5/2012 // By Adeline Rolnick

This post is part of our series on the impacts of “sequestration”—a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts. These cuts will have a huge and devastating impact on conservation programs that […] Read more >

A private oil shale test site in northwestern Colorado. Photo by David Ellenberger.

The Push for Oil Shale: News Ripped from Last Century’s Headlines

12/3/2012 // By Judith Kohler

There’s a saying in Colorado about the so-far-fruitless effort to tap the “Saudi Arabia” of oil shale in the region: “Oil shale: It’s the energy of the future… and always will be.” As documented by the Checks and Balances Project, […] Read more >

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Victory for California’s Harbor Seals!

11/29/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

Thanks to thousands of wildlife advocates like you, the Obama Administration and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar have granted full wilderness protection to Drakes Estero, the ecological heart of Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California–giving harbor seals the long overdue […] Read more >

flickr: Nick Humphries

President Must Match Words to Action on Carbon Pollution Limits

11/20/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

In President Obama’s first press conference after his re-election, the President connected the dots between the increase in temperature, melting Arctic ice, and extraordinary number of large storms. The president stated: I am a firm believer that climate change is […] Read more >

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Gulf Dolphins are Still Dying—Don’t Let BP Off Easy

11/16/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

Two and a half years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, dolphins across the northern Gulf of Mexico are still dying in high numbers. Yesterday, BP agreed to […] Read more >

The frozen cap of the Arctic Ocean broke a new record low when it reached its annual summertime minimum extent. | Image credit: NASA

How Arctic Sea Ice Loss Can Set the Stage for Superstorms

11/1/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

As the east coast begins efforts to recover from Hurricane Sandy, the devastating effects of climate change are impossible to miss. Bigger, more powerful storms. More rainfall and higher storm surge. These are exactly the sorts of impacts that climate […] Read more >

Winter Wheat, October 2012.

Three Things I’ve Learned from Converting to No Till and Cover Crops

11/1/2012 // By Ryan Stockwell

As I wrap up year number two of converting my farmland to no till and cover crops, I thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect. No better time than while on the tractor planting winter wheat to think […] Read more >

What’s Your Purpose? Billy Parish asks Students at the Annual AASHE Student Summit

10/26/2012 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

On October 14, almost 500 students gathered at the Los Angeles Convention center for the student summit at the AASHE annual campus sustainability conference.  This was the sixth year NWF Campus Ecology helped to organize the student summit. In my opinion […] Read more >

Wetlands along U.S. coastlines and around the world are at risk from sea level rise. | Photo: NOAA

Debate Must Not Avoid Flood of Climate Impacts

10/22/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Tonight’s debate on foreign policy issues is a critical chance to address climate change. As Secretary of State Clinton noted last week when speaking on energy diplomacy, climate change is central to global economic, environmental and security interests. Rising sea […] Read more >

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Saving a California Treasure

10/20/2012 // By Melissa Samet

If you’re anything like me, it wouldn’t take much to convince you that commercial oyster operations should be removed from the heart of a National Park as soon as possible—especially from an estuary that supports the largest breeding population of […] Read more >