Lacey McCormick’s Archive

Hurricane Season is Here: Preparing our Coast for the Future

Subtropical Storm Alberto just drenched much of the southeast, killing at least four people. Significant storms before the official start of hurricane season seem to be becoming less and less …

Eight Years After Deepwater Horizon

It has been eight years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing eleven men and unleashing an 87 day-long torrent of crude oil into …

Dump the Yazoo Pumps

Update: The rider mandating the construction of the Yazoo Pumps was removed at the last minute from the appropriations bill! Retweet below to thank the wildlife champions who made this …

A Wild Year for the Whooping Crane

The whooping crane is one of North America’s most majestic birds. Standing five feet tall, with a seven-foot wingspan, the bird’s snow white plumage, black legs, and red spot on …

Protecting the Coast, Providing Wildlife Habitat: Pensacola’s Project GreenShores

Cleaning Up the Texas Coast After Hurricane Harvey

Texas Birds and Bays – Hurricane Harvey’s Ecosystem Impacts

5 Ways Restoring the Gulf’s Estuaries Will Help Wildlife  

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded seven years ago—April 20th, 2010. The restoration process, however, is really just getting started. Payments from BP’s 2016 settlement become available for the first …

Whooping Crane

A Win for the Whooping Crane’s Texas Home

The Texas coast is also the winter home of the last wild flock of whooping cranes. These majestic birds winter in and around the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on San …

A manatee nurses her calf in the warm waters of the Three Sister's Spring. Photo by John Muhilly.

Clean Water Rule Safeguards Streams

Small streams eventually become big rivers. That’s the commonsense principle behind the new Clean Water Rule, which will restore Clean Water Act protections to smaller streams and nearby wetlands. This …

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