Miles Grant’s Archive

Train carrying crude oil from ND wrecks & spills into wetlands in AL, Nov. 2013 (Flickr: Public Herald/John Wathen)

2013 Was Historically Awful For U.S. Oil Train Disasters

How much crude oil did trains spill across America in 2013? More than had been spilled in TOTAL in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data …

West Virginia's Elk River, key drinking water source & sport-fishing haven (Flickr/J. Stephen Conn)

Coal Chemical Spill Fouls West Virginia’s Elk River

Officials with Freedom Industries haven’t said yet just how much of a chemical used to process coal¬†spilled into¬†West Virginia’s Elk River on Thursday, but the impact is massive: As of …

Gulf of Maine Shrimp (Flickr/johnnyd2)

Maine Shrimp Collapse Linked to Climate Change

Bad news for Maine shrimp and the people and wildlife that love eating them: Overfishing and global warming are shrinking the stock fast, forcing regulators are taking the drastic step …

Zooplankton (Oceans Network Canada/Flickr)

Alarming Atlantic Zooplankton Decline Linked to Climate Change

Warming ocean temperatures fueled by climate-disrupting carbon pollution are causing a dramatic decline in zooplankton, reports David Sharp of the Associated Press: Springtime plankton blooms off the coast of northern …

Artist's rendering of Fenway Park underwater (ELM Action Fund)

Fragile Fenway: Climate Change Puts Historic Red Sox Ballpark at Risk

The World Series returns to Fenway Park tonight with the Boston Red Sox leading the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. I live in Fairhaven, MA and I’m blogging right now with …

Orangespine Unicornfish, Hawaii (Flickr's Bemep)

Developing: Honolulu Harbor Molasses Spill Deadly for Fish, Marine Life (UPDATE)

UPDATE 9/13: Cleanup is being slowed because neither the company transporting the molasses nor the state had any spill response plan, reports the Honolulu Star Advertiser. When we think of …

Attorneys General Letter Shows Case For Keystone XL Is Crumbling

It’s been a cruel summer for supporters of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. First, President Obama pledged to connect his decision on Keystone XL to its climate-disrupting carbon pollution, …

Gray seal (US Fish & Wildlife Service/Flickr)

Climate Change-Fueled Heat Stresses Nuclear Plant, May Threaten Cape Cod Bay Wildlife

As heat waves fueled by climate change grip much of the East Coast, some nuclear power plants are facing a tough choice: Reduce electricity production on days when our air …

Via ConsumerWatchdog.org

New Report: Keystone XL Would Drain Cash from American Families

It turns out Canadian tar sands companies and American conservationists agree on something: The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly raise America’s gas prices. A new report from Consumer …

Dean Peak Wildfire, Arizona (Bureau of Land Management/Herberta Schroeder)

Deadly Wildfires Permanently Changing Arizona’s Desert Forest Wildlife Habitats?

America’s worst wildfire-fighting tragedy in generations struck on Sunday as 19 firefighters were killed near Yarnell, Arizona. The impacts of the firestorm on wildlife and ecosystems will take much longer …

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