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Zooplankton (Oceans Network Canada/Flickr)

Alarming Atlantic Zooplankton Decline Linked to Climate Change

11/20/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 New England were well below average this year, leading to […] Read more >

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

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

10/30/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 my Jason Varitek jersey on.¬†With just one win, the Red […] Read more >

Orangespine Unicornfish, Hawaii (Flickr's Bemep)

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

9/12/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 spills menacing wildlife, oil comes to mind first. But in […] Read more >

Attorneys General Letter Shows Case For Keystone XL Is Crumbling

8/14/2013 // By Miles Grant

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, making rejection a must. Then, the State Department’s already-controversial environmental […] Read more >

Gray seal (US Fish & Wildlife Service/Flickr)

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

7/19/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 conditioners push demand to new heights, or pump overheated cooling […] Read more >

Via ConsumerWatchdog.org

New Report: Keystone XL Would Drain Cash from American Families

7/16/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 Watchdog predicts building Keystone XL would raise prices at the […] Read more >

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

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

7/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 to add up, but scientists say there’s evidence the intense […] Read more >

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

Would an American Win the Land Mammal Belmont Stakes?

6/7/2013 // By Miles Grant

The Wall Street Journal asks a great question this morning: Who would win if any animal could compete in this weekend’s Belmont Stakes with no rider required? Journal writers Geoff Foster and Jim Chairusmi call it the Wild Kingdom Stakes, […] Read more >

Exxon's "before" & "after" photos of the Pegasus tar sands oil spill in Mayflower, AR

Months After Arkansas Tar Sands Disaster, Exxon Still Silent on Spill Cause

6/6/2013 // By Miles Grant

Here’s today’s update on the Exxon Mobil Pegasus tar sands spill in Mayflower, Arkansas: Exxon still isn’t revealing a cause and the wetlands still aren’t restored. Not much of an update, is it? In the days following the disastrous pipeline […] Read more >

Bill McKibben at the Tar Sands Action Rally (courtesy of 350.org)

Another Big Loss for Tar Sands: British Columbia Rejects Northern Gateway

5/31/2013 // By Miles Grant

In a major victory for conservationists, the British Columbia government has rejected the proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. While the rejection isn’t necessarily the end of the road for the proposal, it puts up a huge new obstacle to […] Read more >