Miles Grant’s Archive

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?

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.

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 …

NWF Staffers Rescue Trapped Turtle

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

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

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.

New Documentary on Deforestation’s Threat to Lemurs

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 …

Arctic Tern by Amber Barger

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

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: …

Ironically Enough, Teddy Roosevelt Thwarted By Wildlife

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 …

New Climate Data Shows July was 7th-Hottest on Record Globally

New data confirms what you already knew – July was incredibly hot, one of the warmest on record. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center just released …

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