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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 >

Harbor Seals

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 >

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Washington Activist Gives Orcas a Voice

10/18/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

What would orcas say about proposals to ship up to 150 million tons of coal per year on trains running along the Columbia River and Puget Sound through sensitive habitat? That’s the question that Washington activist Richard Bergner so creatively […] Read more >

NWF Campus Ecology Releases New Student Guide on Dirty Energy Politics

9/20/2012 // By Courtney Cochran

National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program is pleased to announce the release of our new resource, “A Student’s Guide to How Corporate Oil, Gas and Coal Money Influences U.S. Energy Policy”. The guide is designed to take students behind the […] Read more >

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Sea Otters: More than Just a Cute Face

9/19/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

One of the many benefits of living in Santa Cruz, California was the up-close and personal encounters with wildlife. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the redwood forest, the Central Coast is an ideal spot to view a rich diversity […] Read more >

Carbon Rule Comment Delivery with Polar Bear

Record-Setting Three Million Strong for Wildlife

8/14/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

This summer, wildlife have suffered the effects of the terrible wildfires, droughts, and heat caused by climate change. The Western fires sent moose fleeing their blazing habitat in Colorado, the drought turned sagebrush habitat to tinder, and warmed streams to […] Read more >

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“Alaska Gold” Examines the Battle to Save Bristol Bay

7/26/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

On Tuesday, the PBS program “FRONTLINE” aired a special called Alaska Gold, about the fight to save one of the most spectacular wilderness areas on earth from the massive Pebble gold and copper mine–planned for the headwaters of Bristol Bay‘s […] Read more >