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BP Oil Spill Already Heading for Florida Keys?

5/17/2010 // By Miles Grant

Is the BP oil spill is already realizing one worst-case scenario? Citing computer models, satellite images & an eyewitness account, University of South Florida researchers say currents are picking up oil from the Deepwater Horizon well accident & carrying it […] Read more >

Sat PM Gulf Coast Oil Spill Update: Slick Triples in Size

5/1/2010 // By Miles Grant

From the Associated Press: The oil slick over the water’s surface appeared to triple in size over the past two days, which could indicate an increase in the rate that oil is spewing from the well, according to one analysis […] Read more >

NWF Moves to Protect Florida’s Sea Turtles

10/1/2009 // By Miles Grant

Stephen Colbert isn’t the only one who can put people on notice. Today the National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation notified the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that we’ll be taking them to court. Why? FEMA has failed to […] Read more >

Unusual Occurrence: Whale Sharks Off Alabama Coast

8/18/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Whale sharks, the largest of all fish, are rarely spotted and when they are – it is in deep water.  So what brings them to Alabama? Ben Raines at AL.com reports: “But for the last two weeks, the Alabama coast has been […] Read more >

Wood Storks Make Rare Appearances In Arkansas

8/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Wood stork populations have been increasing in Florida and other gulf states but they also seem to be moving up to Arkansas these days. Joe Mosby at the Cabin.net reports: “The main levees along the Mississippi River and along the […] Read more >

The Everglades’ New Python Problem: What Are The Facts?

8/1/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

In just the past five years, the Florida Everglades have become full of thousands of pythons. This development, in concert with the recent death of a small child by an escaped pet snake, have caused a furor in the media.  Dire […] Read more >

Wherever You Live, Changing Climate is Shifting Spring

3/20/2008 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press has a great roundup the local impacts of a delayed spring thanks to climate change: The capital’s famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a perfect pink peak about the end of this month. Thirty […] Read more >

Unscripted New Hampshire

1/10/2008 // By Josh Nelson

This fall and winter I was lucky enough to be a small part of an increasingly sizable contingent of conservationists who have tried to elevate global warming to Tier One status in the Presidential race. Seldom did we come away […] Read more >

Senate Passes Offshore Drilling Bill

8/7/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) must be holding his breath right now. He recently broke ranks and voted for a bill to open up 8.3 million acres in Florida’s side of the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. He […] Read more >

Offshore Drilling Debate Heats Up,Global Warming Put on the Back Burner

5/19/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Chalk up a few victories yesterday in the U.S. House. Your representatives voted on a number of conservation-themed amendments as a part of the Department of Interior spending bill. One of these amendments that passed sent a strong message to […] Read more >