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

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

6/16/2012 // By Miles Grant

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 Wildlife Federation testimony to attack it? Is this how desperate […] Read more >

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

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

5/18/2012 // By Miles Grant

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 reports researchers were alarmed to find traces of oil and […] Read more >

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

5/17/2012 // By Miles Grant

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 wildlife biologist Pat Owen tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that […] Read more >

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Petition Asks Discovery Channel to Stand Up for Climate Science

5/2/2012 // By Miles Grant

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 discussion of climate change. While the narration makes reference to […] Read more >

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (NWF photo)

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

4/26/2012 // By Miles Grant

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. Read more >

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A Rare Look at Baby Great Horned Owls

4/25/2012 // By Miles Grant

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 are strong enough to eat on their own. The first […] Read more >

Tar mat coats marsh in Bay Jimmy off Louisiana's Barataria Bay, March 2012 (NWF staff photo)

Two Years into BP Oil Spill, “Our Whole Life is Upside-Down”

4/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

It wasn’t until several years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that the full ecological impacts on Alaska’s ecosystems revealed themselves, and two years into the Gulf oil disaster, troubling signs continue to emerge: Ryan Lambert has been a […] Read more >

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Climate-Fueled Sea Level Rise Already Impacting America, Scientists Tell Congress

4/19/2012 // By Miles Grant

From threatened power plants to overflowing sewers, scientists testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today say sea level rise fueled by global warming is already costing Americans money and threatening our health. The hearing, Impacts of Rising […] Read more >

Striped dolphins swim through BP oil, April 2012 (NOAA's National Ocean Service)

Gulf Dolphins Still Struggling to Recover from BP Oil Spill

3/26/2012 // By Miles Grant

With the Gulf oil disaster approaching the two-year mark, a new assessment from NOAA scientists says bottlenose dolphins are still feeling the BP oil spill’s ill effects - and some may not survive: Based on comprehensive physicals of 32 live dolphins […] Read more >

Oiled White Pelican on Bay Jimmy in Louisiana

NWF Tour Finds BP Oil Still Soaking Louisiana Marshes, Menacing Wildlife

3/22/2012 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation this week led a boat trip to Louisiana marshes hit hard by the Gulf oil disaster. The trip made depressingly clear that while national attention has moved on and Congress still hasn’t passed legislation to restore […] Read more >