Climate Change

Success Stories

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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Alaska remains one of the last pristine wilderness areas in the country. Defenders of Wildlife is committed to keeping it that way.
Climate change poses one of the single greatest threats to wildlife and to the conservation efforts we have undertaken to date.
Fact Sheet
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.