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NLCV provides the public with objective, factual information about conservation politics in Nebraska.

NLCV collaborates strategically with appointed and elected officials and partner organizations on rules, regulations and environmental legislation...

NLCV supports conservation champions who will protect our environment for future generations.

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Join us for a discussion about habitat loss and biodiversity led by LaReesa Wolfenbarger, Biology Professor at UNO, and Chris Helzer, Science Director for Nebraska at The Nature Conservancy. 

"As Mayor, I would take the same commitment I had in the Legislature to City Hall in developing Omaha’s first climate action plan and upgrading our neighborhoods through my Property Assessed Clean Energy financing law we passed last year."

We have the opportunity to pass climate change legislation in the Nebraska Unicameral, but we need your help. Click here to sign your name. 

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The Nebraska League of Conservation Voters and Nebraska Conservation Education Fund work to hold Nebraska's elected officials accountable. One of the ways in which we do that is to educate the public about key pieces of legislation that would impact our priority issues--what the legislation said, who championed the bill, and where the votes fell. Our 2014 Report Card identifies bills important to conservation that made their way through the 2014 Unicameral.

Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report

The Audubon Birds and Climate Report is based on three decades of “citizen-science observations” and predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds. Hundreds of thousands of these observations resulted in Audubon’s conclusions that “Of the 588 North American bird species studied, more than half are likely to be in trouble.” 

Global economies must lower carbon emissions at five times the levels currently achieved

The PwC, “a network of firms in 157 countries committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services,” released their climate change analysis, which estimates that “global economies need to cut their energy related carbon emissions for every $ of GDP by 6.2% every year from now to 2100. That’s more than five times the rate currently achieved.” 

Climate Change Implications for Nebraska

The UNL Climate Change Study has been released. The assessment raises “serious concerns about how the projected changes in climate will impact Nebraska, and provides a starting point for discussions about the actions that we should take to adapt to the changes in each sector.”

Commitment Accounting of CO2 Emissions

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters demonstrates the value to policymakers that calculating the full amount of emissions a power plant emits during its time of service has over tracking annual emissions of carbon dioxide, as is the typical current practice. The NY Times summarizes the paper’s argument and discusses the paper’s implications.

Lake Erie Algae Bloom Crisis Is Putting Pressure on Ohio, Farm States to Tackle Agricultural Pollution Problems

The toxic algae bloom that led to the city of Toledo’s loss of drinking water is not just a local issue. In fact, “last year alone, 20 states reported nearly 150 separate toxic algal blooms in lakes, rivers and ponds,” including Nebraska. 

Nebraska Among the Dozen States to File Suit Against New Coal Rules

Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for its proposed rule designed to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. The filing follows a suit brought six weeks ago by the country’s largest privately held coal mining company, Murray Energy Corp.

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We have the opportunity to pass climate change legislation in the Nebraska Unicameral, but we need your help. Click here to sign your name. 

See what conservation issues are being taken up by the Nebraska Legislature this year - and what you can do to help protect Nebraska's land, air, and water! 

Help NLCV continue to elect conservation champions to all levels of public office, engage Nebraskans across the state in important conservations issues, and ensure that our state's elected officials are held accountable to protecting our health, land, air, and water. 

See how your State Senator voted on the most important conservation-related bills of 2016