Officials with Freedom Industries haven’t said yet just how much of a chemical used to process coal spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River on Thursday, but the impact is massive: As of … Read more
Miles Grant is director of communications for National Wildlife Federation, coordinating communications across NWF’s programs to protect wildlife and wild places, connect Americans with nature, and confront climate change. He lives in Fairhaven, MA with his wife and daughter.
Maine Shrimp Collapse Linked to Climate Change
Bad news for Maine shrimp and the people and wildlife that love eating them: Overfishing and global warming are shrinking the stock fast, forcing regulators are taking the drastic step … Read more
Alarming Atlantic Zooplankton Decline Linked to Climate Change
Warming ocean temperatures fueled by climate-disrupting carbon pollution are causing a dramatic decline in zooplankton, reports David Sharp of the Associated Press: Springtime plankton blooms off the coast of northern … Read more
Fragile Fenway: Climate Change Puts Historic Red Sox Ballpark at Risk
The World Series returns to Fenway Park tonight with the Boston Red Sox leading the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. I live in Fairhaven, MA and I’m blogging right now with … Read more
Developing: Honolulu Harbor Molasses Spill Deadly for Fish, Marine Life (UPDATE)
UPDATE 9/13: Cleanup is being slowed because neither the company transporting the molasses nor the state had any spill response plan, reports the Honolulu Star Advertiser. When we think of … Read more
Attorneys General Letter Shows Case For Keystone XL Is Crumbling
It’s been a cruel summer for supporters of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. First, President Obama pledged to connect his decision on Keystone XL to its climate-disrupting carbon pollution, … Read more
Climate Change-Fueled Heat Stresses Nuclear Plant, May Threaten Cape Cod Bay Wildlife
As heat waves fueled by climate change grip much of the East Coast, some nuclear power plants are facing a tough choice: Reduce electricity production on days when our air … Read more
New Report: Keystone XL Would Drain Cash from American Families
It turns out Canadian tar sands companies and American conservationists agree on something: The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly raise America’s gas prices. A new report from Consumer … Read more
Deadly Wildfires Permanently Changing Arizona’s Desert Forest Wildlife Habitats?
America’s worst wildfire-fighting tragedy in generations struck on Sunday as 19 firefighters were killed near Yarnell, Arizona. The impacts of the firestorm on wildlife and ecosystems will take much longer … Read more
Would an American Win the Land Mammal Belmont Stakes?
The Wall Street Journal asks a great question this morning: Who would win if any animal could compete in this weekend’s Belmont Stakes with no rider required? Journal writers Geoff … Read more