Miles Grant’s Archive

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 …

Phronghorn. Photo by Mark Gocke, USDA.

Would an American Win the Land Mammal Belmont Stakes?

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 …

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

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 …

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

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

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 …

Fall River County Courthouse, Rapid City, SD (Jimmy Emerson/Flickr)

South Dakota Officials Drag Keystone Politics into School Bomb Drill

Officials in South Dakota’s Hot Springs somehow decided it would be a good idea to insert their personal politics into a disaster drill: While the drill actually commenced at 12:30 …

A pair of bald eaglets in West Newbury, MA (MA Energy & Environmental Affairs on Flickr)

Bald Eagle Comeback Highlights Need for McCarthy’s Leadership at EPA

Just a generation after they were re-introduced, bald eagles are coming back strong in Massachusetts. But at the very same time, polluter allies in Congress are playing political games with …

Dead duck covered in oil from Bouchard spill, Buzzards Bay, MA, April 2003 (MA DEP)

Charting a Clean Energy Future for New England’s Oil-Menaced Southeastern Coast

Ask Americans to name a major oil spill and you’ll hear about the Gulf oil disaster and the Exxon Valdez, maybe even Arkansas, the Kalamazoo River and the Yellowstone River. …

Duck coated in Exxon Pegasus tar sands oil in Mayflower, AR, April 2013 (Photo: Lauren Ray)

Update on Wildlife Oiled in Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Just got this update on the Exxon Mobil Pegasus tar sands pipeline spill from Geralyn Hoey, a National Wildlife Federation regional representative in our South Central Regional Center: On Monday, …

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