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RiSC Students: Climate Resilience Ambassadors in Coney Island

Over the past decade, the need to protect our nation’s coastlines from sea level rise, erosion, and coastal storms has become one of the most critical and immediate challenges we …

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RiSC Students Help Create Living Shorelines in Coney Island Creek Park

Over the past decade, the need to protect our nation’s coastlines has become one of the most critical and immediate challenges we face. Due to increasingly frequent and intense coastal …

Offshore Wind Power Victories Demonstrate Clean Energy Pathway Protects People and Wildlife

The time for talk is over. The climate and wildlife crisis is getting worse every day (more floods, more polar ice caps melting, a million species at risk–the stories go …

A Big Deal for Right Whales

Today offers a unique reason for optimism that offshore wind power can rise to its full potential as a major new energy source for America. The developer of our first large-scale …

How Conserving Atlantic Herring Protects Puffins

Atlantic herring are not the most charismatic fish.  Small, oily, and, as it turns out, capable of communicating through their flatulence, they are not the top of the list of …

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A Reason for Hope in 2018: The US Offshore Wind…

Just one month in, 2018 is already proving to be a pivotal year for American offshore wind power – a game-changing yet untapped resource that can create thousands of jobs …

Block Island Wind Farm Gives Business Leaders a “Glimpse into…

Just before the winds chilled for fall’s late arrival, business leaders from across the Northeast got out on the water to tour America’s first five offshore wind turbines. Since its …

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Atlantic Menhaden: A Feast for Whales

Rockaway, Queens, is a small peninsula wholly contained within New York City.  It’s hardly a place you would expect to be a hotbed of wildlife activity.  Yet, due to a …

A Win for Collaborative Conservation in the Northeast!

This blog is part of a series highlighting a dune restoration and beach access improvement project that NWF and its partners are engaged in on Plum Island in Newburyport, Massachusetts. It’s always …

Massachusetts Invites Bids for Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Power Development

On June 29th, Massachusetts took a nationally unprecedented step forward for clean energy. Offshore wind power developers holding leases more than ten miles off the coast of the Commonwealth are now formally …

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