Miles Grant’s Archive

Cougar at Charles Russell Wildlife Refuge in Montana (Flickr/USFWS Mountain-Prairie)

Report of Mountain Lion in Massachusetts: Real Sighting or Wild Tale?

UPDATE 3/1: Wildlife officials say the paw prints look canine, meaning it was likely a dog or coyote. Television news has been abuzz up here in Massachusetts this week with …

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Grading the Sunday Shows on Climate Change

This week, the Sunday political talk shows of all four major broadcast networks featured segments on global warming. First, a few general thoughts: The Sunday talk shows showed a great deal …

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good …

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, …

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