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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 >

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Important Wildlife Lesson: Baby Squirrels Unfamiliar with Pistachios

10/27/2011 // By Miles Grant

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? Read more >

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

10/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

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 giant today reported profit for just the months of July, […] Read more >

Breath of Fresh Air in Senate: “We Are Not Just in This Chamber to Represent the Polluters”

10/20/2011 // By Miles Grant

There’s so much hot air coming out of Washington these days, many Americans have tuned out. But one speech on the Senate floor recently is worth watching in full. Read more >

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Wildlife Photographer Tells the Stories Behind the Shots

10/19/2011 // By Miles Grant

Remember Amanda Stone’s post about Canada’s spirit bear? I just came across this video with Paul Nicklen, the photographer who captured those amazing new photos of the bears for National Geographic magazine. Nicklen gave a TED talk on how he got […] Read more >

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NWF Staffers Rescue Trapped Turtle

10/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

A recent National Wildlife Federation meeting in Vermont turned into an unexpected opportunity to rescue a stranded critter. Read more >

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BP’s Negligence “Contributing Cause” of Gulf Oil Disaster

9/14/2011 // By Miles Grant

Two new reports blame a rush to drill for the explosion that led to the Gulf oil disaster that killed 11 workers, thousands of birds, hundreds of endangered sea turtles, and dozens of dolphins. Read more >

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New Documentary on Deforestation’s Threat to Lemurs

9/13/2011 // By Miles Grant

Humans may have only one planet, but imagine if we had only one island? That’s the reality for lemurs, primates that live only on Madagascar. And as a new documentary reports, their home is becoming increasingly inhospitable. Rachel Kramer is […] Read more >

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Birds to Co-Star in New Movie “The Big Year”

9/8/2011 // By Miles Grant

There’s a movie due out October 14th about bird-watching! The Big Year stars Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson and is based on Mark Obmascik’s 2004 book, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession. While the […] Read more >

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Ironically Enough, Teddy Roosevelt Thwarted By Wildlife

8/17/2011 // By Miles Grant

Does this need rational explanation? I feel like maybe it should stand alone as a work of surrealist art. OK, fine: So the Washington Nationals baseball team has a nightly Presidents Race among George (George Washington), Tom (Thomas Jefferson), Abe (Abraham […] Read more >