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Birds flying over Cat Island. Photo by Sara

Paradise Found: 3 Reasons to Restore the Gulf

6/21/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

The Gulf Coast is a real-life paradise. Its denizens enjoy mild weather, great seafood, sea-view sunsets and award-winning beaches. As the saying goes, though, “Every rose has its thorns.” For Gulf Coast-ers who call it home, the region isn’t without danger. Residents […] Read more >

Sandhill Crane. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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

5/15/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

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 bill will leave Americans at greater risk of flooding, damage […] Read more >

Anchor-handling tugboats battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

For Gulf Restoration, Every Dollar Counts

3/7/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

This weekend I had the opportunity to discuss what BP might face at trial for the Gulf oil disaster with some eloquent thought leaders, including Tulane political science professor and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry. We discussed the continuing “unusual mortality event” […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – September 14, 2012

9/14/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: New Report: A Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy September 13 – America can create hundreds of thousands […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – July 13, 2012

7/13/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill that Will Lead to Destruction of Prairies and Wetlands July 12 – The […] Read more >

Tar mat coats marsh in Bay Jimmy off Louisiana's Barataria Bay, March 2012 (NWF staff photo)

Two Years into BP Oil Spill, “Our Whole Life is Upside-Down”

4/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

It wasn’t until several years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that the full ecological impacts on Alaska’s ecosystems revealed themselves, and two years into the Gulf oil disaster, troubling signs continue to emerge: Ryan Lambert has been a […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – January 13, 2012

1/13/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: La. 2012 Coastal Master Plan Must Be Visionary, Groups Say January 12 – As the state of Louisiana released […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – November 4, 2011

11/4/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

I was out last Friday hiking with my coworkers, so this week we have a double edition of the National Wildlife Federation news roundup: Healthy Kids Outdoors Act Supports Strategies to Connect Kids with Nature November 3 – Rep. Ron […] Read more >

Caernarvon Delta, August 2011 (NWF staff photo)

Waterfowl Finding New Homes in Thriving Mississippi River Wetlands Restoration Project

8/31/2011 // By NWF

By Maura Wood, National Wildlife Federation Coastal Louisiana Senior Outreach Coordinator Our boat left the canal, rounded a small spit of land, and emerged into the outfall area of the Caernarvon freshwater diversion, known as Big Mar – Big Sea. […] Read more >

Grand Isle Volunteers: Restoring Some Hope at A Gulf Oil Disaster’s “Ground Zero”

6/26/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

On Saturday, June 25th, hope itself visited Grand Isle, Louisiana in the form of a dedicated corps of volunteers. Their job: to take on the seemingly impossible task of restoring some of the marshes and beaches that became so damaged by […] Read more >