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Hercules 265 Natural Gas Rig on Fire

Another Rig Fire in the Gulf, Another Wakeup Call

Updated below – 7/25/2013 Late last night, a natural gas drilling rig known as Hercules 265 exploded. The rig has now partially collapsed and is burning out of control, too …

40,000-Pound Tar Mat Reminds Us the Oil Spill is Not Over

CNN is reporting that a 165-foot by 65-foot tar mat has been found in shallow water off a Louisiana barrier island beach. While the tar mat is ‘only’ 15 percent …

Shortsighted Senate Water Bill Will Damage Rivers and Wildlife, Fleece Taxpayers

Today, the Senate voted 83-14 to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, S.601. Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said in response: This shortsighted …

Water Resources Development Act Expensive, Damaging

Senate set to vote on Water Resources Development Act this week Today, spokespeople representing three different backgrounds and perspectives offered up their opinions of the Water Resources Development Act (S.601), …

Dolphin Deaths in the Gulf Three Years After Oil Spill

More than 650 dolphins have been found stranded in the oil spill area since the Gulf oil disaster began. This is more than four times the historical average

River Otter

Speak up for River Otters in Louisiana’s Mardi Gras Pass

Last year during Mardi Gras, the Mississippi River did something perfectly ordinary and yet utterly extraordinary: it carved a small outlet in its eastern bank and found a shorter route …

Deepwater Horizon: 1,000 Days Later

It has been 1,000 days since the BP-operated oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, gushing millions of barrels of crude oil into a body of water that supports …

Dolphin

Gulf Dolphins are Still Dying—Don’t Let BP Off Easy

Two and a half years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, dolphins across the northern Gulf of Mexico …

Alligator in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp

Will Alligators Return to the Central Wetlands?

49K activists from across the country have made restoration a real possibility.  New Orleans’ Central Wetlands were once a flourishing cypress swamp, home to a dizzying array of fish and …

Joe's Camp

Surveying Hurricane Isaac’s Impacts

Story and photos by Jared Serigné. The Delacroix Island where my grandfather was raised will never exist again. I’m okay with that. I’ve come to terms with it. I love …

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