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Jake Brown of VNRC stands along tracks that currently carry dangerous oil cars along the banks of Lake Champlain.  Photo by Jim Murphy NWF.

We Must Act to Protect Lake Champlain from an Oil-by-Rail Disaster

6/19/2015 // By Guest Author

Most Vermonters are aware that our state legislature recently passed – and Vermont Governor Shumlin signed – ambitious legislation aimed at cleaning up Lake Champlain and the state’s rivers and streams.  At the same time, many state leaders are talking …

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Thousands March in St. Paul to Protect Wildlife from Tar Sands

6/9/2015 // By Jim Murphy

As we were just beginning to understand what a momentous day we had ahead of us, a bald eagle swooped over the gathering crowd at Lamberts Landing in St. Paul, Minnesota and then out over the Mississippi River in search …

Endangered species, like this whooping crane chick, are threatened by tar sands development. Photo: USFWS

Great Lakes Citizens Rally for Clean Energy for Wildlife, Not Risky Tar Sands

6/1/2015 // By Mike Shriberg

On June 6, thousands will gather in the Twins Cities to express concern over expanded tar sands transportation through the Great Lakes region. Too much toxic and nearly impossible to clean up tar sands oil is already entering our region. …

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Campus Conservation Nationals Celebrates 5th Anniversary

5/19/2015 // By Courtney Cochran

National Wildlife Federation’s partnership with Campus Conservation Nationals hits milestone as 2015 competition inspires college students across North America to reduce their electricity and water consumption. National Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. …

A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

Endangered Species Day: Climate Change Threatens Wildlife

5/11/2015 // By Tiffany Hartung

Climate change and business as usual could threaten 1 in 6 plant and animal species with extinction. Last month a study published in Science by Mark Urban found an accelerating extinction risk due to climate change. Dr. Urban’s study found that as the …

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

A Step to Stop Subsidizing Coal Mining and Protect Wildlife

5/7/2015 // By Jim Murphy

We have seen unprecedented steps towards meaningful carbon reduction and meet carbon reduction goals of 26-28% by 2025 set by the Obama Administration.  The Administration should be thanked for bold steps like the introduction of the first ever proposed rules …

Participants get ready to head to the airport on the last day. What a great weekend! Photo by Eriqah Williams

HBCU NWF EcoLeaders Advance Their Environmental Leadership Development

5/4/2015 // By Eriqah Foreman-Williams

During the weekend of April 10-April 12, 2015, nine Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students and one HBCU alumnus came together in Atlanta for our first National Wildlife Federation EcoLeaders HBCU Student Environmental Leadership Development Training. This effort, an …

Increasing temperatures continue to impact the Rocky Mountain pika population (photo: Flickr user Daniele Colombo)

Climate Change Makes Its Way into the Federal Budget Process

4/29/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

The Senate is currently in full swing debating the budget plans that were adopted in March. On April 15th the Senate voted on a series of Democratic priorities which will go to a budget conference committee as the next step …

Construction of the Block Island Wind Farm foundations is underway at Specialty Diving Services in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

America’s Offshore Wind Power Industry Finally Sends Real Sparks Flying!

4/28/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Excitement filled the air in an industrial park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island yesterday, where Deepwater Wind invited the press and supporters to kickoff the construction of America’s first offshore wind power project. In March, after seven years of committed stakeholder engagement …

Offshore wind turbines (photo: London Array)

The Department of Energy’s New Vision on Wind Power

4/2/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

The future of the U.S. energy supply is looking blustery – and that’s a good thing! On March 12th, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report titled Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United …

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