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

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

8/15/2011 // By Miles Grant

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 its recap of July 2011. Here are some of the […] Read more >

Photo by Mila Zinkova via Wikimedia Commons.

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

8/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

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. Read more >

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

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

7/27/2011 // By Miles Grant

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. Read more >

Photo via Patrick Briggs, Flickr

North Carolina Farmers Add Wind to Crop, Harvest Economic Boom

7/26/2011 // By Miles Grant

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

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

7/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

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 member of Congress support it? As National Wildlife Federation President […] Read more >

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

7/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

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 (109,901), Penn State (107,283), Tennessee (102,455), Ohio State (102,329), Alabama (101,821) and Louisiana State (92,400), […] Read more >

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Oiled Bald Eagle Among Yellowstone River Oil Spill Victims

7/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

As fish show signs of stress, a live oiled bald eagle has been spotted in Montana’s Yellowstone River oil spill zone, along with a dead owl and several dead ducks covered in oil. Read more >

New BP Spill, This Time in Alaska

7/18/2011 // By Miles Grant

We’re just learning about America’s second big oil spill in just the last month, this time new BP spill in Alaska: BP said on Monday that a pipeline at its 30,000 barrel per day Lisburne field, which is currently closed […] Read more >

Absorbent pads placed on oil on ranch of NWF's Alexis Bonogofsky

As Yellowstone River Oil Spill Cleanup Continues, Dead Animals Taken for Testing

7/11/2011 // By Miles Grant

Oil spill cleanup efforts continue along the Yellowstone River in Montana. But will they be effective? Read more >

Oiled pasture on the farm of NWF's Alexis Bonogofsky along Montana's Yellowstone River

As Cleanup Continues, Oil Spreads 15 Miles Down Montana’s Yellowstone River

7/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

We’re now learning oil from last week’s Exxon Mobil pipeline rupture under Montana’s Yellowstone River has traveled much further downstream than the oil giant originally estimated. Read more >