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

South Dakota Officials Drag Keystone Politics into School Bomb Drill

5/30/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 p.m., things began early when a bus driver reported a […] Read more >

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

5/10/2013 // By Miles Grant

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 the nomination of one of the people who helped pave […] Read more >

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

5/2/2013 // By Miles Grant

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. But two of America’s worst oil disasters took place off […] Read more >

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

4/9/2013 // By Miles Grant

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, I spoke again with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) […] Read more >

Marsh coated in tar sands oil from Exxon Mobil Pegasus pipeline spill, Mayflower, Ark., April 2013 (NWF photo)

As Arkansas Community Reels from Tar Sands Oil Spill, Wildlife Remain in Peril

4/3/2013 // By Miles Grant

Four days after Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline sent tar sands oil flooding through a neighborhood in the small Arkansas town of Mayflower, the fumes still burned my nostrils — like fresh asphalt with a bite. As Geralyn Hoey, the National […] Read more >

Exxon Mobil pipeline oil spill, Mayflower, AR, March 2013 (AJ Zolten)

Exxon Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas, Forcing Evacuations and Threatening Wildlife (UPDATE)

4/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

An Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada spilled in Arkansas on Friday, sending thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil flowing through residential streets outside Little Rock, forcing families to evacuate 22 homes, and threatening a reservoir […] Read more >

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Dunk City’s Dark Side: Florida Gulf Coast University Built on Desperately-Needed Panther Habitat

3/29/2013 // By Miles Grant

Will Florida Gulf Coast University basketball’s success brings renewed attention to the need to protect the Florida panther habitat that their school was literally founded on? Read more >

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Red Panda Loses Mind Over Pumpkin

3/21/2013 // By Miles Grant

I don’t have much to say about this video other than it’s making the rounds on the internet, it was shot at the Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo, Japan, and it’s incredibly cute. OK, I do have one thing to say: Every […] Read more >

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It’s Hard Out Here For a Penguin

3/13/2013 // By Miles Grant

I’ve always assumed penguins, through the magic of evolution, must be specially adapted to living life on ice and rocks. Wrong! As graceful as they are in the water, they’re just as clumsy on land. As these bloopers from BBC’s […] Read more >

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Watch Minnesota Moose Being Outfitted with iPhones

3/7/2013 // By Miles Grant

If you thought, “Hey, I bet that’s not quite accurate and that guy’s just trying to sucker me in with a funny headline,” you’re right! But this video of Minnesota moose getting outfitted with “cell phone-like” radio collars was too […] Read more >