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Kemps ridley sea turtle heads back to gulf after laying eggs.

Texas’ Coast is at High Flood Risk, But Solutions at Hand

The roughly 6.5 million Texans that live near the Gulf Coast face some of the highest flood risks in the nation. Many Texas coastal cities are, in fact, ranked at …

Houston Youth Digging in to Protect their Communities from Flooding

What does the health of my watershed have to do with resilience to climate change?  The National Wildlife Federation’s Student Climate Resilience Ambassadors (SCRA) are Houston high school students who …

Sea Stars at California Coastal National Monument

Three Policies Supporting Coastal Resilience

Efforts to protect and enhance our nation’s coastal resilience are, by their very nature, place-based. As coastal states and communities pursue strategies to adapt to a changing coastline, federal policy …

Pelicans sit on top of pilings in the gulf

Rolling Tides

Recent weather-related events have made it all too clear that climate change is real and it is really changing where people choose to live. As the sea level rises in …

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

Investing in Infrastructure will Help Cities Across the Country with…

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 …

Black Officials Steward Community Solutions to Environmental Injustices

For many South Carolinians, the conservation of wildlife and regional waterways complements the ongoing fight for clean drinking water and flood mitigation. Extreme flooding threatens the health and safety of …

Swept Away: Protecting Midwest Communities & Wildlife From Extreme Flooding

Last spring, heavy precipitation caused massive, long lasting flooding events that plagued the Midwest. This phenomenon proved fatal for people and wildlife alike: at least three deaths in the region …

Five Ways To Tackle The Gulf Of Mexico’s Dead Zone

This year, the Mississippi River flooded for more than 6 months, unprecedented in both length of time and volume of water. Researchers recently announced that this year the excess fertilizer …

Military Bases & Wildlife Share a Common Threat: Climate Change

Climate change is fueling extreme weather, resulting in more severe drought, floods, wildfires and hurricanes. Both the U.S. military and wildlife are put at further risk by federal inaction as …

Safeguarding Summer: Climate Threats to Your Summer

With each passing summer, more of our summertime activities are affected by climate change. Some of these changes are direct connections like hotter summers contributing to droughts and wildfires or …

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