Posts Categorized: Climate Change

Live from Cancun: The Difference of One Degree »

Defenders’ Noah Matson may be in Cancun, but this is no holiday in the sun. Read his second post from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change talks—where he learns the devastating consequences a difference of one degree could have for many island countries.

How Do You De-oil a Polar Bear? »

The answer is, we don’t know yet. But as energy companies increasingly seek to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic, increasing the chances of a catastrophic oil spill, “we don’t know” isn’t good enough. Karla Dutton, Defenders’ Alaska program director, recounts how she found herself at an exciting hands-on marine mammal de-oiling workshop in Seward, Alaska.

According to the EPA »

This week the Environmental Protection Agency turns 40! On December 2 the agency celebrates four decades of working hard to protect America’s air, water and environment. Defenders had the opportunity to ask Administrator Lisa Jackson for her thoughts about where the EPA is now – and where it’s going. Hear the first part of what she had to say.