Miles Grant’s Archive

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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.

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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’sĀ 2004 book, The Big Year: …

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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 …

Polar bear at the Maryland Zoo, July 2011 (via Flickr's Michael Bentley)

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’sĀ National Climatic Data Center just released …

Photo by Mila Zinkova via Wikimedia Commons.

Why Big Oil is Declaring War on Polar Bears – And How You Can Help Fight Back

It’s happening again – Big Oil is using deceptive tactics to confuse the public about climate science. And this time, the attack threatens polar bears.

Tony Hayward testifies on Capitol Hill, June 2010 (via Flickr's EnergyCommerce)

Coming Soon to Minnesota Mining Industry: Former BP CEO Tony Hayward?

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward reportedly has been hired, and I am not making this up, as the head of environment and safety at Glencore, a multinational mining and commodities trading company. And his next stop could be in Minnesota.

Photo via Patrick Briggs, Flickr

North Carolina Farmers Add Wind to Crop, Harvest Economic Boom

Sprouting up among the wheat fields of northeastern North Carolina is a new cash crop: Wind-harvesting turbines.

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

The U.S. House of Representatives today takes up a bill that would halt endangered species listings, block Clean Water Act protections, and gut the Clean Air Act. Why would any …

Over 630,000 Support Strong EPA Mercury Pollution Limits. How Many Is That?

http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Global-Warming/2011/07-19-11-More-Than-600000-Americans-Support-Strong-Mercury-Pollution-Safeguards.aspx Enough to fill the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park nearly 17 times, or the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium 9 times. Enough to fill the football stadiums at Michigan …

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