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The National Climate Assessment shows that wildlife and communities are already feeling the impacts of climate with rising seas, ocean acidification, heavier precipitation, changes in growing seasons, decreased cold and snow pack, increased incidence of pests, devastating wildfires and droughts, and other significant impacts.  Photo by Mary Harvey

Why Wildlife is Cheering for the Clean Power Plan

8/3/2015 // By Jim Murphy

President Obama has taken a historic and ambitious step in the fight against carbon pollution that threatens wildlife. With the announcement of the finalized Clean Power Plan, the President has enacted the first ever rules designed to reduce harmful greenhouse …

Moose at Upper Twin Lake, Idaho.  Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Diane Higdem.

Four Ways to Get in the Flow and Enjoy Wildlife

7/31/2015 // By Maggie Yancey

Creating lasting memories in nature starts with experiencing the beauty of wildlife, and wildlife depend on water! Poll after poll shows that Americans care about clean water for fish and wildlife, for outdoor recreation, and for healthy drinking water, but …

A member of the Service Employees International Union speaks out for continued climate action in Baltimore.

Taking Climate Action in Maryland

7/31/2015 // By Jillian-Taylor Stokes

Maryland is famous for its wetlands, delicious seafood, and unique biodiversity, all thanks to the Chesapeake Bay. With over 3,000 miles of coastline, the Free State is the third most vulnerable to sea level rise. Highly sought bay species like …

Red wolf.  Photo by Curtis Carley, USFWS.

Landowners Needed to Save the Red Wolf

7/24/2015 // By Jen Mihills

The last fourteen remaining red wolves were rescued from the brink of extinction 35 years ago and became the ancestors of all red wolves alive today. Through careful breeding and reintroduction efforts, there are now 50-75 red wolves raising pups. …

Blue crab, Flickr photo by Jeremy Thorpe.

Healthier Waters for the Chesapeake Blue Crab

7/23/2015 // By Hilary Harp Falk

Good news for Chesapeake blue crab habitat! A recent court decision supports the historic plan to clean-up the Chesapeake Bay and protect wildlife. Recently, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the historic clean-up plan for the Chesapeake Bay. National Wildlife …

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Remember the Kalamazoo, Stop Tar Sands!

7/23/2015 // By Frank Szollosi

Five years ago, I had just started with NWF and very quickly found myself in a kayak and pickup responding to what would become the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history. Since then over a billion dollars have been …

Dolphins. Photo credit: NWF

BP Settlement: $18.7 Billion for the Gulf

7/7/2015 // By Jessica Ritter

Last Thursday, as Americans were stocking up on fireworks for Fourth of July festivities, Gulf Coast residents had something else to celebrate. Five years and two months after the devastating Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Justice Department and the five Gulf …

Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Don Getty.

I Like Dirty Water…Said No One Ever

7/6/2015 // By Chante Coleman

You would think passing a rule to protect one of our most limited resources would be easy. Think again. For the last decade and a half, the clean water community has worked tirelessly to pass the Clean Water Rule. Finally, …

Fracking in North Texas: A Local Perspective

7/1/2015 // By Guest Author

“Fracking,” short for a method of extracting gas or oil from the ground called hydraulic fracturing was not in my vocabulary when I moved to Denton, Texas in August of 2011. I soon grew an affection for the town, and …

A sea lion rests on a buoy in between the miles of thick oil slicks. (Photo Credit: Leigh Wyman)

Revisiting the Santa Barbara Oil Spill

6/25/2015 // By Leigh Wyman

Last month, an estimated 101,000 gallons of crude oil spilled on the coastline near Santa Barbara, depositing thick black slicks over the water and pristine strips of Refugio State Beach and El Capitan. These beaches are places I frequent often, …