Max Greenberg Subscribe to Feed

October 20, 1944: We Didn’t Start The Fire–Gas Did

10/20/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Today marks the 66th anniversary of a natural gas explosion that killed 131 people, decimating a chunk of Cleveland’s east side and leaving an indelible mark on the state of Ohio—just one in a long line of natural gas and fuel pipeline disasters that have plagued the Midwestern fuel transportation hub and the rest of the U.S.

Power Grab

Cheap Shot: Polluters Cry ‘Power Grab,’ Attack Crucial U.S. Conservation Rules

10/13/2010 // By Max Greenberg

The EPA is moving to regulate the carbon pollution that drives global warming. It’s about time, right?

Poll: in Nebraska, ‘huskers rally against tar sands pipeline

9/15/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Nebraska is many things to many people. Depending on who you ask, the Cornhusker State is “Where the West Begins,” the birthplace of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet, or home to a uniquely football-mad populace. And really, speaking as an …

Help Wildlife, Become Quasi-Famous…?

8/27/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Fans of wildlife and irreverent humor rejoice: one of the greatest fictional comedy writers in the business–or at least the real life actor who portrays him–is helping the National Wildlife Federation clean up in the wake of the BP oil …

National Academies Report Warns of Climate Emissions Crisis

7/16/2010 // By Max Greenberg

This post was written by NWF climate scientist Dr. Amanda Staudt. As the US Senate prepares to consider clean energy and climate legislation, a new report lays out in novel ways the direct connection between what our leaders do today …

Summer of Tears – A Commercial Fisherman Tours the Devastated Louisiana Coast

5/26/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Help ensure NWF has the funding needed to be on the front lines assessing the impact of the BP Oil Spill to wildlife The following is an account from commercial fisherman Michael Roberts of the devastation in the Gulf region …

Fines, Civil Fines, and Statistics around the BP Oil Spill

5/26/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Just how much oil is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico daily? Who’s gonna foot the bill? What, exactly, will they be paying for, and how much? It seems like BP had their answers to those questions worked out weeks …

Save Our Wild Salmon: How To Take Action

5/19/2010 // By Max Greenberg

NWF is celebrating Endangered Species Day on May 21, by highlighting ways that you can learn about and advocate for endangered species. Visit to get a free polar bear photo for your Facebook profile and show your support for …

Calling for Earth’s Day in Congress

1/21/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Almost 40 years after the inaugural Earth Day, Americans of all stripes are pushing Congress to put the planet first. That was the message from a panel of elected leaders and conservationists meeting at the National Press Club in Washington …

Launching America’s Great Waters Coalition

12/9/2009 // By Max Greenberg

The National Wildlife Federation joined more than 30 other organizations and nine — count ’em, nine — members of Congress from across the country yesterday to launch America’s Great Waters Coalition, representing 9 large U.S. water ecosystems–the Gulf of Maine, …