Effects of Climate Change Stories

  • Through the Looking Glass

    October 21, 2014

    WWF's Elisabeth Kruger focuses on mitigating conflict between polar bears and people, and ensuring species conservation is consistent in the three countries that are home to the Bering, Chukchi, and Beafort Sea polar bears: the US, Russia and Canada.

    polar bear on ice
  • Fighting climate change in the streets

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2014
    The People's Climate March gave the planet a voice
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  • Impacts of Climate Change, Resource Scarcity and Foreign Policy

    WWF Magazine: Winter 2014
    Two foreign policy experts discuss the connections
    Adapting to Climate Change
  • The People's Climate March Grabs the World's Attention

    September 22, 2014

    Two days before world leaders convened in New York City for a UN-led summit on climate change, people stepped out into the streets to show  those leaders—and the rest of the world—just how  much they want their governments to act.

    People's Climate Rally New York City
  • Walruses Crowd Shore as Arctic Sea Ice Nears Minimum

    September 18, 2014

    As Arctic sea ice nears its minimum this year, walruses—mostly females and their young—have been forced ashore into crowded haul-outs in Russia and Alaska. The sea ice has again disappeared over shallow feeding areas in the Chukchi Sea.

    walrus haulout
  • Wildlife and Climate Change

    To increase chances of conservation success, we must understand traits that make an individual species especially resilient or vulnerable to changes in climate. Different species will be affected in different ways; sometimes negatively, but not always.

    gorilla closeup
  • This Revolution is Not Being Televised

    September 10, 2014

    By buying a piece of the 21st Century clean energy economy, mayors, moms and major corporations are prompting a long over-due conversation about the future of our nation’s electricity system.

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  • Infographic: The Solar Revolution

    Our energy choices make a difference. Not just in our homes but for polar bears, snow leopards and every species. Fortunately, solar provides a clean and abundant source of energy. All over the US, people are saving money and the planet by going solar. Learn how with this infographic.

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  • US Climate Assessment: An Urgent Call to Tackle Climate Change

    May 06, 2014

    Extreme weather events, melting glaciers and rising sea levels—all with links to climate change—are impacting the United States and the world, according to a new report by a group of leading US scientists and released by the White House on May 6.

    Polar bear lying on the ice
  • Changing a River’s Trajectory

    April 15, 2014

    WWF and partners are working to restore a section of the Rio Grande/Bravo along the US-Mexico border. The river’s water is already 150% over-allocated and the onset of climate change has led to serious drought.

    big bend national park
  • A Tale of Three Cities

    WWF Magazine: Summer 2014
    Taking Climate Action to the Streets
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  • Monarch Population Hits Lowest Point in More Than 20 Years

    January 29, 2014

    In the most recent migration, fewer of the orange- and red-winged monarchs made it to the end of the journey than ever before. The monarch butterfly population in Mexico was the lowest ever since 1993.

    monarchs in sky
  • WWF's Keya Chatterjee
  • Polar Bears Waiting at the Edge

    November 04, 2013

    The International Forum on the Conservation of Polar Bears will bring together representatives from polar bear range countries, along with scientists, members of indigenous communities, WWF and other conservation leaders.

    polar bear mother and cubs
  • Last Chance to Save 'The Last Ocean'

    October 24, 2013

    A joint United States-New Zealand government proposal to protect more than 770 thousand square miles of the Ross Sea was put forward last year, but did not gain full support.

    antarctic ice
  • Building a Future for Snow Leopards

    October 23, 2013

    Government representatives from the 12 Asian countries where snow leopards roam endorsed an ambitious new plan at the meeting today—a plan to protect and conserve snow leopards and their high mountain range habitat.

    snow leopard profile
  • Thousands of Walruses Forced Ashore as Arctic Sea Ice Declines

    September 18, 2013

    As Arctic sea ice has declined to the sixth-lowest extent on record this month, a growing number of walruses are being forced to haul out on land.

    group of walruses
  • Helping Communities Rebuild After Disaster

    September 03, 2013

    As communities emerge from natural disasters, they inevitably seek ways to become stronger and more resilient. And environmental issues are an integral part of that recovery.

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  • WWF's Flowing Forward Helps People Prepare for Climate Change

    July 23, 2013

    WWF’s Flowing Forward approach helps communities view ecosystems through the lens of climate change.

    boats in Nepal
  • The Amazing Race for Hidden Corporate Cash and a Safer Future

    June 19, 2013

    U.S. companies are in a position to start an amazing race for climate profits. This race won’t happen around the confusing streets of an exotic city, but inside the board rooms and under the factory floors of businesses across America. And the prize? Not a million dollars. But right now at least $190 billion with a B. Everyone who competes can win their share. 

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  • Turning Climate Protection into Cash Savings

    June 18, 2013

    A new report by WWF and the Carbon Disclosure Project details the enormous savings corporations can accrue by scaling up climate protection at a rate that is on track with what scientists recommend.

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  • Sustainability Runs Deep in Richmond

    February 21, 2013

    Today Richmond is one of 29 participating cities in WWF's Earth Hour City Challenge. But in the 1970s and 1980s the situation was far different. Pollution from tobacco plantations and chemicals plants had sullied the river to the point where fishing in the James River was banned in 1975.

    richmond james river EHCC
  • Record Rains Motivate Vermont Citizens to Prepare for a Changing Climate

    November 02, 2012

    Record rains in 2011, coupled with a tradition of environmental leadership and citizen engagement, moved the city of Burlington, Vermont, to update its Climate Action Plan and join WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge. Hear their story and learn why Jennifer Green, the city’s sustainability coordinator, is determined to make a difference.

    Flooding in Vermont
  • Protecting Snow Leopards in the Face of Climate Change

    July 16, 2012

    For the endangered animals of our planet—like the rare and regal snow leopard—climate change means much more than hotter days and intensified storms. These creatures face the prospect of a significant transformation of the habitats that sustain them.

    Snow Leopard