Louisiana Uses Discarded Christmas Trees to Fight Wetland Loss

“When you deploy these things, they create a sediment trap and really help the shorelines with erosion protection.”

[VIDEO] Gulf Seafood Still in Question

Since the day oil first started hitting the Gulf Coast, the safety of Gulf seafood has been in question. Authorities say that fish, shrimp, crab and oysters from the region are safe for consumption but some still remain skeptical.

NWF's Maura Wood examines oil in the marsh.

Removing Oil From Marshes Not Without Risk

Since the start of the Gulf oil disaster, the emergence of oil into the marshes of Louisiana has been one of the most pressing environmental concerns. Currents and high tides …

Are Louisiana Fish Kills Related to Gulf Oil Disaster?

With millions of gallons of oil & dispersants entering the Gulf during the summer, many question whether they could have played a role in the kills.

[VIDEO] MR-GO Closure and Wetland Restoration a Potential Model for Other Manmade Channels

Completed in 1965 as a shortcut between the Port of New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO) has been identified as one of the biggest …

Questions Remain: How will the oil disaster affect the Gulf’s food web?

While the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon has come to an end, millions of gallons of degraded oil and chemicals have the potential to wreak havoc on the …

Coral Damage: How Long Will Gulf Oil Disaster Impacts Linger?

“Decades and decades – if not hundreds of years.” That’s how long it could take coral affected by the Gulf oil disaster to recover, according to NWF Senior Scientist Doug Inkley.

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