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Tar sands transport threatens common loons here in New England, and tar sands extraction is decimating their nesting habitat in Alberta, Canada. Photo credit: Flickr user Ian Matchett.

Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast Wildlife

7/15/2014 // By Annie Mackin

This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern Premiers Conference. As they make plans and consider policies for […] Read more >

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EPA Holds Hearings on Clean Power Plan!

7/14/2014 // By Samantha Lockhart

The Environmental Protection Agency took an exciting leap forward for our environment last month when they announced a proposed new rule to regulate carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. The rule, informally called the “Clean Power Plan,” aims to reduce […] Read more >

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Wildlife Benefits of Clean Power Plan Go Way Beyond Climate Change

7/14/2014 // By Jim Murphy

There are many benefits to wildlife from reducing carbon emissions from power plants under the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.  Runaway climate change threatens at least half of all species on Earth with extinction.  And many species will […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: NWF promotes Wind Power and more!

7/11/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Offshore wind power along the Atlantic coast produces enough energy to provide electricity to over five million homes, according to a report released Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation. Catching the Wind: State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity […] Read more >

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Report: State Leaders Must “Catch the Wind” Offshore to Protect Wildlife from Climate Change

7/10/2014 // By Catherine Bowes

Now, more than ever before, our treasured wildlife need us to deliver bold and effective climate change solutions. Rising temperatures, severe droughts, extreme coastal storms, and sea levels encroaching on low-lying areas are already altering the habitats of our most vulnerable […] Read more >

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European Trade Document Reveals Threat to Wildlife Habitat and Climate

7/9/2014 // By Mollie Simon

A leaked trade document from the European Union was published yesterday by the Washington Post, revealing how the EU is pressuring the United States to lift its ban on crude oil exports to allow them access to our oil and gas. […] Read more >

Native Americans Opposition to Coal Exports Helps Wildlife

7/8/2014 // By Guest Author

Something has changed in the fight against coal exports. It’s not that all of a sudden Native Americans are raising their voices in opposition to coal. What’s new is that the agencies responsible for approving or rejecting coal exports are […] Read more >

Oregon State U: Commited to Conservation & Wildlife On and Off Campus

7/7/2014 // By Kristy Jones

Oregon State University in Corvallis is committed to conservation and wildlife both on and off campus. OSU has proven to be a leader in campus sustainability for many years. In 2011, National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program recognized OSU for […] Read more >

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Smart Renewable Energy on Public Lands

7/3/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman Earlier this month, the EPA issued guidelines which would reduce coal generated power in each state by 6 percent over the next 15 years. This would give states the opportunity to reduce carbon emission amounts […] Read more >

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Bright Future for Renewables on Public Lands

7/2/2014 // By Frank Sturges

This week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auctioned off its first lease in a designated Solar Energy Zone. The Dry Lake project in Nevada is the first of 19 identified sites to be auctioned, and a shining symbol of the potential […] Read more >