Miles Grant’s Archive

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 …

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

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.

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Wildlife Photographer Tells the Stories Behind the Shots

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 …

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NWF Staffers Rescue Trapped Turtle

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

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