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Climate Crisis Deepens for America’s Moose

2/6/2013 // By Miles Grant

Alarming news from Minnesota today about the health of the state’s moose population being driven to the brink by climate change. Today, officials revealed the northeast Minnesota population of the iconic animal has fallen a shocking 35 percent just since last year […] Read more >

Vice President Joe Biden at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball (photo by NWF's Avelino Maestas)

Inauguration Renews Hope for Secure Climate Future

1/21/2013 // By Miles Grant

President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address today, making a strong case for continued action to cut carbon pollution: “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will […] Read more >

Gray wolves (Flickr/Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary)

What the Fiscal Cliff Deal Means for Wildlife

1/2/2013 // By Miles Grant

The short answer is, we’ll find out in March. First, the good news: The deal includes an extension through the end of 2013 for both the production tax credit (PTC) for onshore wind energy and the investment tax credit (ITC) for […] Read more >

US Coast Guard rescues crew of Shell oil rig Kulluk off Alaska, December 29, 2012 (USCG photo/Sara Francis)

Shell Oil Rig Runs Aground Off Alaskan Wilderness, Threatening Wildlife

1/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

Despite warnings from wildlife advocates of the risks of allowing offshore oil drilling in the rough seas off Alaska, Shell has begun drilling test wells. This week, the New York Times reports the drilling effort turned life-threatening: An enormous Shell […] Read more >

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

Lisa Jackson Stepping Down: “One of the Most Effective Leaders in EPA History”

12/27/2012 // By Miles Grant

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced today she’ll be stepping down from her post early in 2013. Under Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency has made some major progress towards protecting America’s wildlife, public health and natural resources: During her tenure, […] Read more >

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BP Wants to Get Let Off the Hook? Are We Talking About the Same BP?

10/19/2012 // By Miles Grant

There are reports out that BP is HIGHLY OFFENDED that the Justice Department might ask it to pay a settlement for the Gulf oil disaster of … just $18 billion. That’s less than half of the full penalties BP could […] Read more >

My daughter and I fishing on Rock Creek

What Would Presidential Candidates Do To Protect America’s Public Lands?

10/16/2012 // By Miles Grant

Mitt Romney has launched Sportsmen for Romney, following Barack Obama’s Sportsmen for Obama effort. But will either campaign speak directly to the concerns of America’s outdoor enthusiasts? I called Land Tawney, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior manager for sportsmen leadership based in […] Read more >

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

Tom Brokaw: Why Haven’t Presidential Debates Discussed Climate Change?

10/15/2012 // By Miles Grant

On Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw listed climate change among the topics that neither the first presidential debate nor the vice presidential debate delved into (skip to 27:49): MR. BROKAW: I think […] Read more >

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

Will Presidential Debates Keep Ducking Conservation?

10/4/2012 // By Miles Grant

Despite over 160,000 people calling for climate change to be discussed at last night’s presidential debate, moderator Jim Lehrer never asked about climate change and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney didn’t bring it up. With three debates now left to […] Read more >

Wind turbines off Blyth, UK (Flickr's Zabdiel)

Flocking to Clean Energy: Conservationists Unite Behind Offshore Wind

7/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

Hundreds of conservation and public health groups, Atlantic coast elected officials and businesses are joining together to send a loud and clear message to the Obama administration: We’re united behind wildlife-friendly offshore wind energy. The coalition sent a letter to […] Read more >