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Study: Deepwater Horizon Oil Causes Heart Damage in Tuna

2/14/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

A new study has found that a chemical in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill causes irregular heartbeats in bluefin and yellowfin tuna that can lead to heart attacks, or even death. The researchers believe that similar impacts […] Read more >

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Keeping the Dominos from Falling in the Gulf’s Food Chain

11/10/2010 // By Bruce Stein

Although images of oil-drenched pelicans and blackened marshes are fading from public consciousness, researchers are grappling with the long-term impacts of the BP oil disaster on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. One of the greatest concerns is the potential collapse […] Read more >

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

7/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, has returned to the Gulf Coast. It’s his third trip since the BP oil disaster began more than three months ago. Doug is quoted in this week’s Rolling Stone cover story […] Read more >

Big Oil Meets Big Nature in Louisiana

5/3/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I write this from Venice, Louisiana, a few days after the explosion at British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig set off a massive oil spill in the Gulf. Looking at the scale of the ecological […] Read more >

United Nations Rejects Ban on Bluefin Tuna Exports and International Polar Bear Trade

3/19/2010 // By germanom

Yesterday, on March 18th, 2010, the United Nations rejected a proposal to ban export of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. This U.S.-backed proposal was defeated after major lobbying by the Japanese. Japan imports 80 percent of Bluefin Tuna, and claimed that […] Read more >