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Oil spill cleanup worker in Commerce City, CO (NWF photo)

Crews Report Progress in Stopping Spill at Colorado Tar Sands Refinery

12/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

While they’re still working to pinpoint the source, workers have made progress in keeping an oil spill north of Denverfrom getting any worse: Federal officials say a trench dug to block toxic chemicals from seeping from a refinery into a […] Read more >

Oil spill cleanup worker in Commerce City, CO (NWF photo)

As Colorado Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts Continue, Cancer-Causing Benzene Found

12/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

We’re learning more about an oily substance found in the Sand Creek north of Denver, CO. Investigators say it may have leaked from an underground pipeline: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean-up coordinators today said the black goo leaking from the […] Read more >

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Possible Tar Sands Spill Fouls Colorado Creek, Threatens Wildlife and Drinking Water

11/30/2011 // By Miles Grant

Authorities are investigating an oily muckĀ found in a creek north of Denver near the Suncor Energy tar sands refinery in Commerce City: Environmental Protection Agency officials say small dams erected on a bank overnight appear to be containing an oily […] Read more >

Clearly my dad was terrible at football (NWF's Miles Grant)

How a Green Hour Saved Thanksgiving

11/23/2011 // By Miles Grant

My Thanksgiving hit rock bottom about 10 years ago as I woke up from a food coma-induced nap in my cousin’s guest bed at about 7pm. Lost time with relatives, a missed half of Turkey Day football … was all […] Read more >

Grand Canyon (via Paul Fundenburg/Flickr)

Deficit Committee Failure: Feast for Polluters, Famine for Outdoor Economy

11/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

Programs to protect wildlife and public health have already been cut deeply this year – and indiscriminate, across-the-board spending cuts will go even further. Read more >

Casino Beach, IA in August 2009 (Flickr's Laura Bernhardt)

Iowa Scientists Ask Candidates to Recognize Climate Reality

11/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

With the Iowa caucus now exactly seven weeks away, more than 30 Iowa scientists are asking political candidates to acknowledge the threats posed by ongoing climate change, particularly to Iowa’s farmers. “All major scientific societies and the US National Academy […] Read more >

Aerial shot of Alberta tar sands taken during NWF flyover.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Decision Reportedly Delayed (UPDATED)

11/10/2011 // By Miles Grant

“It’s a huge victory, and it would probably be the biggest environmental gift that President Barack Obama has given us,” said NWF’s Tony Iallonardo. Read more >

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On Tar Sands, Will President Obama be Master of His Domain?

11/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

Watch Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus deliver a message to President Obama: Just say no to the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Read more >

Flooding in downtown Memphis, May 2011 (via Flickr's Chris Wieland)

New Report to Warn Climate Change Already Fueling Extreme Weather

11/2/2011 // By Miles Grant

A new report is set to warn the intensity of 2011′s floods, heat and drought aren’t freak occurrences – they’re the direct result of man-made climate change. Read more >

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Global Warming-Fueled Extreme Weather Spikes Peanut Butter Prices

11/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

Will consumers get the jarring truth about why peanut butter prices are suddenly chunky? So far, it looks like the media is feeding them a smoothed-over version that omits the impact of the climate crisis. Read more >