Miles Grant’s Archive

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

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 …

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”

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 …

NWF Staff Photo

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

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. …

My daughter and I fishing on Rock Creek

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

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 …

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

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

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 …

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

Will Presidential Debates Keep Ducking Conservation?

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 …

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

Flocking to Clean Energy: Conservationists Unite Behind Offshore Wind

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 …

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), via Flickr's Gage Skidmore

Inhofe’s Desperate Attack: Senator Stoops to Fighting Dirty Against Clean Air

If it’s so obviously a bad idea to limit mercury pollution under the Clean Air Act, why does Sen. Jim Inhofe have to go so low as to misrepresent National …

American White Pelicans in Louisiana's Barataria Bay, March 2012 (NWF staff photo)

BP Connection? Oil Traces Found in Pelican Eggs Far from Gulf

Could pollutants from the BP oil spill be persisting in pelicans more than a thousand miles from the Gulf of Mexico? The evidence is still preliminary, but Minnesota Public Radio …

Three-pawed grizzly bear at Alaska's Denali National Park (Courtesy National Park Service)

Three-Pawed Grizzly Bear Turns Heads, Beats Odds at Alaska’s Denali National Park

A three-pawed grizzly bear is getting some attention at Alaska’s Denali National Park – not just for his head-turning appearance, but for his ability to survive despite his handicap. Park …

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