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Climate and Energy Infrastructure Priorities

Updated September 2021 A Clean Energy Economy The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up this summer in Washington, D.C. Talk of major investment in infrastructure is on the rise, …

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Broadband: Bridging the Digital Divide

Usually, when people think of infrastructure they think of roads, water systems, sewers, and bridges, rarely, if ever, does the internet come to mind. The Covid-19 pandemic showed us just …

Montrose beach in Chicago. Dunes and wetlands are one example of natural infrastructure.

Investing in Infrastructure will Help Cities Across the Country with Climate Change

What do Chicago, New York, and Detroit have in common? If you guessed that they are all big cities that recently experienced major flooding, you guessed correctly. Cities across the …

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Incentives for Bringing Clean Energy to Coal Country Are a Good Idea

The Clean Energy Buildout Addressing climate change is a central piece of the President’s American Jobs Plan, and a key part of the strategy is supercharging federal investments in clean …

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Reclaiming Degraded Lands for People and Wildlife

Every day, workers extract resources from the earth that help fuel our modern lives: coal, oil, natural gas, metals, and other critical minerals. But what happens when mine lands no …

Natural Climate Solutions on Agricultural Lands

Fighting Climate Change on the Farm

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the idea of planting a trillion trees globally to fight climate change by drawing carbon dioxide out of the air. Reforestation …

Natural Climate Solutions Can Store Carbon and Enhance Resilience to…

Restoring, conserving, or creating natural systems can aid in carbon sequestration and storage while mitigating climate impacts on human communities. The National Wildlife Federation defines the concept of natural climate …

Nature-based Climate Strategies Protect People & Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation’s Natural Climate Solutions Platform recommends nature-based strategies to benefit people, wildlife, jobs, and infrastructure. The National Wildlife Federation recently released Natural Climate Solutions: A Federal Policy …

Why Net-Zero Matters for Chipmunks, Butterflies, Moose, Turtles, and You!

Alpine chipmunks are a little more extreme than their chipmunk cousins—those pudgy-cheeked relatives common to backyards across eastern and central North America. Living 7,800 feet up in California’s Sierra Nevada …

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