Miles Grant

Miles Grant blogs for the National Wildlife Federation

Why won't media make climate tie on spiking peanut butter prices?

Photo: Stephen DannWill consumers get the jarring truth about why peanut butter prices are suddenly chunky? So far, it looks like the media is feeding them a smoothed-over version that omits the impact of the climate crisis. First, the bad news. As …

Valdez redux? Scientists sound alarm over key Gulf fish species

Could one of the Gulf of Mexico’s most abundant fish face the same fate as Prince William Sound’s crashed herring population? A new study [PDF] by a team of researchers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences raises …


Close coal: D.C.-area coal-fired power plant to close

Just a month after Michael Bloomberg used it as a backdrop for his $50 million donation to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign, officials in Alexandria, Va., announced a plan to shut down the plant.

Climate Change

Science connects climate change and wildfires. Why won't the media?

One of the least controversial impacts of climate change is more frequent, severe, damaging wildfires in America's West. Why won't reporters say so?

Climate Change

Climate crisis fueling Mississippi River’s historic floods

The Mississippi River flooding part of downtown Memphis.Photo: Chris WielandThe Mississippi River is experiencing its second “500-year flood” since 1993. That’s no freak occurrence — scientists say it’s a result of human-made carbon pollution changing our climate. “All extreme weather …

Renewable energy saving lives in Afghanistan

The Wall Street Journal today reports on efforts to make U.S. troops safer by reducing dependence on fossil fuel-powered generators and batteries: Batteries make up as much as 20% of the weight of the 100 pounds of gear a Marine …


Taxpayer-subsidized parking at Yankee Stadium going belly-up?

Photo: Ben WHere in D.C., Nationals fans are used to having their view of the Capitol blocked at Nationals Park by the giant, mostly empty parking lots that loom over center field. And now owners of parking lots at the …

Climate Skeptics

75 percent of NPR ‘clean energy’ panel has cashed polluter paychecks

You don’t have to been on Big Oil’s payroll to be on National Public Radio’s (NPR) clean energy panel, but it sure helps! I got a chance to watch the taping of this week’s Intelligence Squared debate on clean energy, …

Climate & Energy

breaking the news

The watchdog organization Media Matters has uncovered disturbing new internal emails from the Washington bureau of Fox News. The emails suggest Fox News’ slanted coverage of climate science isn’t the result of a subtle bias, but of a deliberate directive …