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Will Someone Finally Ask If News Corp. Was Behind Hacked Climate Emails?

8/1/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

It’s been frustrating that for all the rightful attention paid to The News of the World phone hacking scandal, virtually no journalist has been willing to ask if News Corp.’s lawbreaking extended into email hacking. Read more >

Algae bloom. Flickr photo by heathzib.

Climate Change Makes Us Sick – Literally

7/19/2011 // By NWF

Julie Mida Hinderer, a graduate of the Aquatic Sciences master’s program at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, is a research assistant at NWF’s Great Lakes Regional Center. She is currently working on a report on […] Read more >

U.S. Not Ready for Keystone XL Worst-Case

7/11/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Are giant Canadian oil companies fudging their safety analyses to get the mother of all pipelines built across the U.S.?  And what could happen if a mega-pipeline has a catastrophic Fukushima-style disaster? Pipelines have been spilling regularly across the U.S., […] Read more >

Media Proves Gore Right on Climate Coverage

6/23/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

Al Gore’s Rolling Stone essay spent four times as much space comparing the news media to pro wrestling referees than it did urging President Obama to act on the climate crisis. So what did media coverage of Gore’s piece exclusively focus on? Read more >

Cats shouldn't watch too much TV, either (via Flickr's kim & amy)

Reporters Link TV Watching to Obesity. Why Not Climate Change to Extreme Weather?

6/16/2011 // By Miles Grant

Few reporters are connecting Western wildfires to global warming despite overwhelming scientific evidence. But do other fields of research treat connections so gingerly? Read more >

Sportsmen Talk Clean Air at Walden Pond

6/15/2011 // By Carol Oldham

“ the problem of preservation boils down to is this–ducks can’t vote, trees can’t vote, neither can salmon, flowers, mountains or rivers. It is incumbent upon us as sportsmen to take on this weighty responsibility to serve this as our greatest constituency”.
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Spanish moss cloaks a live oak tree— a familiar site in the lowcountry. (Photo Credit: Roxanne Turpen)

Conservative Climate Coalition Charts New Course: Conserve Our Climate & Values

6/14/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

I’m a born-and-raised South Carolinian, and I’m proud of my personal conservation ethic. I’m not the only one — I know conservationists of all stripes who, like me, were inspired by childhood experiences playing in the pluff mud, crabbing for Atlantic Blue Crabs in […] Read more >

Fire truck at Arizona's Wallow Fire, June 2011 (US Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)

Science Connects Climate Change and Wildfires. Why Won’t the Media?

6/14/2011 // By Miles Grant

One of the least-controversial impacts of the climate crisis is more frequent, severe and damaging wildfires in America’s West. Why won’t reporters say so? As my National Wildlife Federation colleague Aislinn Maestas detailed last week, it’s been a scary spring […] Read more >

Tar Sands – EPA Says State Dept Did Inadequate Risk Review

6/7/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Keystone XL second environmental impact statement is “inadequate” according to a document released by the Environmental Protection Agency today. Over 260,000 Americans wrote to the State Department in opposition to the controversial pipeline.  State is in charge of permitting […] Read more >

Mute swans in Warwick, RI (NWF's Miles Grant)

Swans & Solutions: Will We Choose To Face Our Problems?

6/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

Will we choose not to face our interconnected economic, energy and environmental crises? Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein raises the possibility with a wildlife-themed analogy: Forget preparing for the “black swans,” investor Nassim Taleb’s name for the unpredictable crises that […] Read more >