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The Top 10 Climate Successes of 2013

12/18/2013 // By Mollie Simon

We’ll remember 2013 as a year of climate action thanks in large part to one landmark announcement: President Obama’s plan to act on climate.  National Wildlife Federation has been a key player in fights to keep pollution from fossil fuels […] Read more >

Beach-nesting birds—like these black skimmers—were among the wildlife hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy – A Blueprint for a Better Future for People and Wildlife

9/11/2013 // By John Kostyack

While I was enjoying my August beach vacation, the federal government was releasing its plan for rebuilding the New York City metro area and the New Jersey shore in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. I grew up in the New […] Read more >

Law enforcement officers and wildlife officials tranquilzed this bear in an Albuquerque neighborhood last night.

Bears at the Back Door in Albuquerque

8/1/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

When it comes to living in the West, it’s all about water. When there isn’t any, we start to see problems: bigger and more frequent wildfires, fights over water rights, and—for wildlife—the increased stress of food scarcity. For two years, New […] Read more >

Campus Ecology Fellow Ellen Teygart collects a soil sample from the field. Image credit Brittany Prischak.

Campuses Safeguard Wildlife, Cut Carbon Pollution

6/20/2013 // By Sara Gassman

Sure you’ve noticed the extreme weather events of the past few months: extended drought, supercharged storms. But do you know the specific effect of climate change on wildlife at your campus and in your community? The 2013 NWF report “Wildlife in […] Read more >

Photo by Melinda Koslow, 2009

What’s Happening to Great Lakes Ice?

2/26/2013 // By Melinda Koslow

It’s that time of year again: snow is falling, noses are running, and the Great Lakes are icing. But to what extent are they icing? Since ice records began in 1973, Great Lakes ice cover has declined by an average […] Read more >

Deer me, who knew I would miss hemlocks so much?

2/13/2013 // By Carol Oldham

NWF recently released a report on how climate is already impacting wildlife, detailing everything from dropping numbers of moose in New England to bears not hibernating much (if at all) in the winter. And that’s not all – in the […] Read more >

National Wildlife Photo Contest entry by Lois Settlemeyer.

Scientists Propose Desperate Measures to Save Struggling Polar Bears

2/12/2013 // By Aislinn Maestas

You know things are getting bad for polar bears when scientists start laying out options to save them that are wayoutside the box. With climate change bearing down on polar bears and their Arctic home, and without a plan in […] Read more >

Bull Elk by Richard Watson

New Bill Lays Out Responsible Development of Renewable Energy on Public Lands

2/11/2013 // By Justin Allegro

  Today, a bipartisan group of Western representatives and senators introduced the Public Lands and Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013. I am feeling giddy. Let me tell you why. Growing up on the East Coast, our town playground and […] Read more >

Photo by Lew Carpenter

Sportsmen Train Their Sights on Most Challenging Prey of All: Climate Change

2/7/2013 // By Judith Kohler

No one needs to convince Todd Tanner that climate change is real. The outdoor writer, former big-game guide and lifelong hunter and angler who lives in Bigfork, Mont., knows about the science. He gets the connections between our energy use […] Read more >

Offshore wind turbines located near Denmark. Flickr photo by Kim Hansen.

America Must Lean into the Wind on Clean Energy

2/7/2013 // By Catherine Bowes

This week, the Washington Post called America’s pursuit of offshore wind energy a “tortured process” mired in uncertainty and challenges. While that is one way to describe it, National Wildlife Federation has a very different view of the prospects for […] Read more >

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