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

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 …

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

How a Green Hour Saved Thanksgiving

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, …

Grand Canyon (via Paul Fundenburg/Flickr)

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

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.

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

Iowa Scientists Ask Candidates to Recognize Climate Reality

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 …

Aerial shot of Alberta tar sands taken during NWF flyover.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Decision Reportedly Delayed (UPDATED)

“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.

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

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

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

New Report to Warn Climate Change Already Fueling Extreme Weather

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.

Photo by Dr Stephen Dann, Flickr

Global Warming-Fueled Extreme Weather Spikes Peanut Butter Prices

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.

Photo by Miles Grant

Important Wildlife Lesson: Baby Squirrels Unfamiliar with Pistachios

Add to the list of the great mysteries of nature: How can a baby squirrel understand a sunflower seed, but be stumped by a pistachio?

BP oil on Gulf of Mexico, May 2010. Photo by NWF

Oil Tax Breaks Help Put America Deeper in the Red, Keep BP in the Black

America just closed out a fiscal year with a $1.3 trillion debt, and guess where a big chunk of that cash went? That’s right – BP’s bank account. The oil …

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