Miles Grant’s Archive

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 …

credit: Mark Wexler

Petition Asks Discovery Channel to Stand Up for Climate Science

Conservationists have been raving about the amazing images of wildlife surviving in frigid habitats depicted in the Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet series, but they’ve also noticed something missing – an honest …

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (NWF photo)

How Climate Change is Jolting Our Electric Grid: Live Blogging Today’s Senate Hearing

This hearing is one of the only ones related to climate change that Congress has held this year, so in that sense, it’s an important chance to talk about global warming, a major threat to America but one that Congress refuses to address.

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A Rare Look at Baby Great Horned Owls

Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is nursing nine baby great horned owls back to health: The young babies–five from one nest and four from another–are being hand-fed until they …

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