March, 2009

Solar Industry: Department of Energy Announces First Energy Loan Guarantee

The Department of Energy has announced the first energy loan guarantee—$535 million for construction of a plant in California to manufacture solar panels.   Energy Secretary Steven Chu offered a $535 … Read more

9 Reasons Social Media and the Web Can Save Wildlife

It is my personal belief that social media can play a huge role in helping protect wildlife. Being a part of the information age is incredible and overwhelming at times, but I can’t help but be optimistic that we are in a better place than ever before to save wildlife
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Northeast States Hold Latest Carbon Auction

As part of an effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions and reduce America’s dependence on fossil fuels, a coalition of 10 Northeast states has held its latest carbon auction and … Read more

Austin Named Largest Community Wildlife Habitat In The U.S.

Austin, Texas has been named the largest city in the country and the first city in Texas to be certified as a community wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. … Read more

North American Wildlife Conference

The North American Wildlife And Natural Resources Conference took place last week with a strong focus on climate.  The conference is an annual gathering of state and federal wildlife and … Read more

Arctic-Area Nations: Emissions Cuts Can Save Polar Bear

Five nations that created a treaty almost four decades ago to protect polar bears have issued a joint statement identifying global warming as “the most important long-term threat” to the … Read more

Budget Proposal Slated To Move Climate Action Forward

The Budget Committees in both houses of Congress are slated to take up their own version of the budget this week, with floor action expected early next week. President Obama … Read more

NWF Climate Scientist on Latest Sea Level Rise Models

Dr. Amanda Staudt, National Wildlife Federation climate scientist, discusses some alarming new data on global warming’s impact on sea levels: [youtube][/youtube] Learn more at Read more

NWF President: Carbon Cap Must Be “Clean, Green and Fair”

National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry Schweiger testified today before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Environment on the urgent need for climate and energy legislation … Read more

Finally–An Excuse To Visit The Playground!

Spring is finally here – and NWF’s Be Out There campaign has teamed up with the non-profit KaBOOM! to find 100,000 Playspaces in 100 Days – and you can earn … Read more