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Miles Grant is a communications manager for the National Wildlife Federation, blogging at NWF's Wildlife Promise. In his spare time, he blogs at TheGreenMiles.com & you can follow his personal twitter feed at Twitter.com/MilesGrant.

Blog Entries by Miles Grant

Lake Ontario, Justin Bieber & You: A Guide to Global Warming & Lake Effect Snow

Posted December 16, 2010 | 14:12:25 (EST)

I went to college at Syracuse University. In November of my freshman year, it snowed 18 days in a row thanks to the vaunted lake effect. Wasn't like we got huge accumulations -- only an...

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Blackened Pork: Liquid Coal Subsidies Sneak Into Senate Tax Bill

Posted December 10, 2010 | 17:43:13 (EST)

Is regular coal not dirty enough for you? Meet liquid coal fuel! Destructive to mine, water-intensive to manufacture, devastating to our climate at every step of the way -- liquid coal is one of the world's dirtiest fuels. Liquid coal production emits twice as much global warming pollution as gasoline...

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The Crazy Lines Up Behind BP Apologist Barton

Posted December 2, 2010 | 09:15:07 (EST)

Rep. Joe Barton, John BoehnerRep. Joe Barton, best known for his groveling apology to BP CEO Tony Hayward at the height of the Gulf oil disaster, says the rules don't apply to him...

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Virginia AG Fine With Fraud If It Backs His Political Views

Posted October 11, 2010 | 10:43:19 (EST)

Prince William Committee of 100 Attorney General DebateThe people who squawk the loudest about "scientific integrity" aand "sound science" often have absolutely no problem with outright scientific fraud, as long as...

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Big Oil's Bond: Senator's Sneak Attack on Clean Air Act

Posted October 4, 2010 | 17:59:25 (EST)

Missouri has no oil reserves and just 1.2% of US coal reserves. Meanwhile, it's a leader in clean energy, with a renewable portfolio standard requiring investor-owned utilities to increase their use of renewable sources to 15% by 2021.

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Blight at the Museum: The Smithsonian's Cloudy Climate Science (VIDEO)

Posted September 13, 2010 | 09:25:46 (EST)

The David H. Koch Hall of Human OriginsAn exhibit on evolution & climate at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History that doesn't even mention manmade climate pollution or the...

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Inhofe Inception: Your Mind Is the Scene of the Climate (VIDEO)

Posted September 3, 2010 | 11:54:40 (EST)

The National Wildlife Federation Climate Capsule team's favorite summer movie was Inception. It got us to thinking, what if you could enter the dreams of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Big Oil's MVP?

(Don't worry if you haven't seen Inception yet, no spoilers. In fact, if you watch...

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Conservation Groups to Attorney General: Count Gusher's Oil AND Gas

Posted August 25, 2010 | 16:37:40 (EST)

60 Mile Long Trail of "Dispersed" Oil

The National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in pressing the federal government to hold BP & other parties fully accountable for the Gulf disaster. While attention...

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This Summer's Extreme Heat: A Window on the Future

Posted August 11, 2010 | 17:07:17 (EST)

ExtremeHeat

Could the sweltering summer of 2010 be considered mild compared to the typical summers of the future? It depends on whether America & nations around the world act now to curb our global warming pollution.

That's the conclusion of...

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As Turtle Toll Tops 1,000, NWF Overflight Finds Mystery Discolorations

Posted August 9, 2010 | 12:26:36 (EST)

Young Sea Turtle Turned Red by BP Oil Spill

Since the Gulf oil gusher was capped, observed wildlife impacts have actually gotten significantly worse.

That seems counterintuitive. But it's exactly what wildlife...

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Animal House (& Senate): Watch NWF's Climate Capsule

Posted July 30, 2010 | 07:29:09 (EST)

With the Senate dropping the ball on climate action & global temperatures continuing to soar, this week's climate news is pretty depressing. So Dirty the Global Warming Denier Sock Puppet & I decided to break out of our studios in National Wildlife Federation headquarters this week and head...

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Gulf Oyster Workers "Facing Tremendous Amount of Uncertainty" (Video)

Posted July 28, 2010 | 15:34:15 (EST)

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, just returned from another trip to the Gulf Coast. As NWF has been reporting, the BP oil disaster is hurting the people who rely on healthy oyster populations from the Gulf Coast to the Chesapeake Bay.

Doug spent a...

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What If LeBron James Was a Global Warming-Denying Sock Puppet?

Posted July 13, 2010 | 14:46:04 (EST)

With the popularity of LeBron James' televised special, The Decision, to announce his choice of a new team, we decided to use the same format to put Dirty the Global Warming Denying Sock Puppet on the spot.

Given that the first half of 2010 was the hottest on...

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Marine Life Struggling in Oil Slick off Florida (VIDEO)

Posted June 20, 2010 | 12:07:35 (EST)

The front page of Pensacola's newspaper on Saturday proudly proclaimed the beaches of Perdido Key had been declared safe because there was no oil slick within 100 yards of shore. But 20 miles southeast of the Florida city, a National Wildlife Federation-chartered boat found the oil slick devastating wildlife.

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Gulf Wildlife Hotline Hilarity: "What's the Nearest Major Intersection?" (VIDEO)

Posted June 16, 2010 | 13:28:04 (EST)

Two National Wildlife Federation staffers called the Deepwater Horizon Response hotline yesterday to report oiled wildlife. Neither came away hopeful at getting much of a response.

The call center is located more than 400 miles away from the spill site in Houston, TX -- not coincidentally, where BP America...

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BP Workers Accidentally Stomp Pelican Eggs? (PHOTO)

Posted June 15, 2010 | 20:58:12 (EST)

Can you believe BP once would have us believe the Gulf oil gusher was only spewing 40,000 gallons a day?

Today, the Obama administration said its latest estimates show the gusher could be pumping as much as 2.4 million gallons a day into the Gulf of Mexico.

Meanwhile, Louisiana...

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Confused Fish and a Dead Pelican: Oil Disaster Hitting Florida

Posted June 7, 2010 | 22:23:40 (EST)

"Dispersed" Oil

Remember how marine life off Louisiana appeared to be mistaking oil for habitat? Sounds like the same thing is now happening off Florida:

Ten miles off Pensacola Beach on Sunday afternoon floated what...

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As Dolphin & Turtle Toll Mounts, BP Hiding Animal Deaths?

Posted June 2, 2010 | 14:19:29 (EST)

Turtle Struggles in Oil Slick

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation, has compiled startling numbers on dolphin & sea turtle strandings so far. Here's what he's found:

  • The 244 endangered & threatened sea...

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NWF Flyover Proves BP Wrong on Oiled Wetlands (VIDEO)

Posted May 28, 2010 | 10:46:05 (EST)

Chris Pulaski, a staffer with the National Wildlife Federation's Coastal Louisiana program, got the chance to get on board a helicopter on Thursday. The crew wanted to investigate BP's ridiculous claims about how few acres of wetlands have been oiled, repeated yesterday on the Taylor Marsh Show:

Pres. Obama...

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NWF Scientist Visits Nesting Grounds Hit Hard by BP Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Posted May 26, 2010 | 14:54:32 (EST)

Dr. Doug Inkley, certified wildlife biologist & senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, called me at 6:30am local time. He was heading down to Venice Marina for another long day on the water viewing the effects of the BP oil disaster, but before motoring out beyond cell service, Doug...

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