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Mule Deer Photo: USFWS

Game Changers: Climate Impacts to America’s Hunting and Fishing Heritage

11/19/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Hunters and anglers are on the front lines of climate change, seeing its devastating effects on wildlife and traditional recreation first-hand. Climate change poses an immediate and specific threat to hunting and fishing in America, challenging the traditions and values …

belted kingfisher

Another Step Towards Achieving a Wildlife-Friendly Clean Energy Future

11/18/2015 // By Jim Murphy

The path to clean, wildlife-friendly energy continues to be open wide. Instead of derailing the Clean Power Plan – the first ever restrictions on harmful carbon pollution from power plants – a futile Senate vote fell far short of the numbers …

Service technician with a tablet at the Rhyl Flats offshore wind farm (UK). Photo: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin

A Big Week for Offshore Wind Power!

11/16/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Progress on offshore wind power in three Northeast states last week calls for a news round-up: Massachusetts Last Thursday, the National Wildlife Federation hosted a State House briefing on offshore wind power with ten state partners, including our state affiliate, the Environmental League …

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New Jersey Auction Marks Progress for Offshore Wind Power

11/9/2015 // By Curtis Fisher

I am thrilled that today, we saw a step forward for offshore wind power in New Jersey. In the federal government’s fifth lease auction for offshore wind power in United States waters, RES America Developments Inc and US Wind Inc …

Woodland caribou are one of many species which are safer with the rejection of the pipeline

Wildlife’s Keystone XL Pipeline Heroes

11/9/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

President Obama has finally made the long awaited decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline! The Keystone XL pipeline would have carried tar sands oil – one of the dirtiest, costliest, and most destructive fuels in existence – over the …


Keystone Rejected: A Huge Win for People and Wildlife

11/6/2015 // By Jim Murphy

President Obama took an historic step to help protect wildlife from destructive, climate disrupting tar sands oil and extreme fossil fuels. On November 6, he rejected the ill-conceived Keystone XL pipeline. KXL would have threatened wildlife every step of the way. …

Seek Academy students are eager to care for their new garden. Photo by Uzma Chowdhury

New Jersey Eco-Schools Exemplify the Benefits of Funding Programs

11/3/2015 // By Guest Author

Making schools more sustainable benefits our communities, our environment, wildlife, and our students. But it doesn’t come without hard work and sometimes money. Let’s face it – resources can be difficult to obtain with today’s school budgets. So what do you do when …

Marylanders Address Climate Solutions for Wildlife and Communities

11/2/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung

This month the Maryland Climate Coalition kicked-off a six-stop “Clean Energy Roadshow” highlighting how Marylanders are taking action on cleaner, more energy efficient solutions at home, in our communities, and in Annapolis. State legislators, green business, civic, faith and environmental …

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

New Ozone Rule to Better Protect Wildlife, Public Health

10/2/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

This Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule that will benefit public health, vegetation, and wildlife. The Agency finalized a new standard for ozone and smog pollution of 70 parts per billion (ppb). This rule will benefit wildlife and …

Brook Trout and other cold water game fish are vulnerable to a warming climate (credit: USFWS)

Protecting Wildlife From Toxic Discharges

10/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final amended rule to protect waters from coal power plants’ discharges. These plants contribute about thirty percent of all toxic pollutants discharged to surface waters. NWF applauds the EPA’s action to further reduce pollution that harms and poisons fish, …