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Cherry blossoms along DC's Tidal Basin, April 2011 (Flickr's Robert Pos)

‘Little Pink Warning Flags’: Early DC Cherry Blossoms Signal Climate Change Impacts

3/15/2012 // By Miles Grant

Washington DC’s iconic cherry blossoms are forecast to challenge the record for earliest peak bloom thanks to temperatures that reached 80 degrees for the third consecutive day. It’s part of a long-term trend of earlier blooms fueled by global warming […] Read more >

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NASA Scientist: Will We Leave Our Children a “Climate System Spiraling Out of Control”?

3/13/2012 // By Miles Grant

This talk on the climate crisis by Dr. James Hansen is the most must-watch video for conservationists so far in 2012: Dr. Hansen heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and has been at the forefront of scientific efforts […] Read more >

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

Inhofe’s New Book: I Hate Regulation, Therefore I Deny Climate Science

2/28/2012 // By Miles Grant

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) is refreshingly candid in his new book, The Greatest Hoax, admitting that he only fights climate science because he hates climate solutions. As E&E News’ Jean Chemnick recounts(sub. req.), Inhofe traces his anti-regulatory crusade to a […] Read more >

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard, Deepwater Horizon response.

BP Reports Profit Gusher, Warns Gulf Oil Disaster Victims to Expect Rough Trial

2/7/2012 // By Miles Grant

BP has joined other oil giants in reporting staggeringly huge profits for 2011: BP returned to profit with a bang last year, posting net earnings of $23.9 billion on Tuesday, as the British energy giant prepared for a criminal trial over […] Read more >

NWF Cake 76th birthday

NWF Celebrates 76 Years of Protecting America’s Wildlife

2/3/2012 // By Miles Grant

Did you know today is the National Wildlife Federation’s 76th birthday? Here at NWF’s National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC, we’re celebrating with this cake courtesy of Elizabeth Wallace, our director of operations & administration. Learn more about NWF’s history […] Read more >

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before delivering the State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 2011 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

1/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters? Read more >

Via Flickr's Viri G

The Big Tell: Oil Prices Fall After Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Rejection

1/19/2012 // By Miles Grant

Why would President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline cause oil prices to FALL? You have to wonder what Big Oil is more worried about: That it won’t be able to sell the oil to China, or that […] Read more >

Australian black tip shark (Flickr's Paul Benjamin)

New Hybrid Shark a Sign of Climate Change Adaptation?

1/3/2012 // By Miles Grant

Are sharks smarter than some of our elected officials? While Congress may be ignoring climate change, there’s startling new evidencethat sharks are adapting to warming ocean waters: Scientists said on Tuesday that they had discovered the world’s first hybrid sharks […] Read more >

Via Flickr's Adam Fagen

The Top 10 Dumbest Things Congress Did in 2011 (And How You Can Get Smart)

12/27/2011 // By Miles Grant

How bad was 2011 for America’s wildlife, air, water, land and public health? After taking 191 anti-conservation votes, even the House of Representatives’ own members called it “the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress.” That’s not to say the […] Read more >

Gray wolf on the banks of the Gardner River in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

New Report: 1 in 5 House GOP Votes Target Conservation Protections

12/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

From Theodore Roosevelt creating the National Parks System to Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush signing a strengthened Clean Air Act, Republicans have a long history of supporting common sense, bipartisan solutions to problems facing […] Read more >