Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Birds at Chincoteague NWR, © Steve Hillebrand/USFWS

A Congressional Assault on Earth »

Our country has a history of protecting our natural heritage, but instead of carrying on this tradition, anti-environmental members of this Congress have introduced bills and amendments that would destroy our nation’s environmental safety net.

Hurricane Sandy, © NASA

Earth Day on the National Mall »

Earth Day came a few days early in Washington DC, as tens of thousands of people rallied on Saturday, lifting their voices to combat the realities of climate change. On a beautiful afternoon, the nation’s capitol celebrated its 45th Earth Day, with world leaders, government officials, activists and celebrities acknowledging the impacts we are having… Read more »

San Joaquin kit foxes, © USFWS

At What Cost? »

Defenders of Wildlife has been working to promote “smart from the start” principles – carefully planned projects that keep wildlife in mind. The Panoche Solar Farm is the antithesis of this approach.

Sage-grouse, © Jean Bjerke

Sage-Grouse Merchants of Doubt »

State and federal agencies are working to create science-based plans to protect an iconic bird and the landscape on which it depends. But at the same time, industries are working to discredit scientists and their work.