Climate Change

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Polar Bears Win in Climate Change-Related Court Ruling
On October 17, 2011, a federal judge struck down a Bush administration rule that exempted greenhouse gas emissions from regulation under provisions of the Endangered Species Act.

Congress Introduces the SAFE Act
In November 2011, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Max Baucus (D-MT) introduced the Securing America's Future and Environment (SAFE) Act, a bill to protect American communities, natural resources and wildlife from the increasingly destructive impacts of climate change.

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Known as "prairie ghosts" because they are so elusive, the Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) is the fastest land mammal in North America. Smaller and lighter in color than other pronghorn subspecies, it is uniquely adapted for survival in harsh arid conditions.
Habitat Conservation
Defenders of Wildlife is working to protect and strengthen the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only system of federal lands in the United States dedicated to wildlife conservation.
Fact Sheet
Each spring, thousands of these shorebirds stop in the U.S. as they migrate from South America to the Canadian Arctic.