Coastal Louisiana

Marcia Ball at Oil Spill Fundraiser

Marcia Ball and the Austin Cajun Aces Headline Oil Spill Fundraiser

The National Wildlife Federation’s South Central Regional Center was pleased to host a concert fundraiser for our Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund at Central Market in Austin recently. More than …

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 …

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[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 …

Checking in on Elmer’s Island

As one of the hardest hit areas in the Gulf oil disaster, Elmer’s Island still remains closed to the public. Since heavy oil started washing ashore on the 1,700-acre island …

5 Years After Katrina, “Poor Decisions Continue To Be Made”

Larry Schweiger, president & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus have teamed up on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. …

The Gulf Coast: A Long Road to Recovery

By Larry J. Schweiger I was back down in the Gulf recently, and there is going to be a long road for recovery for the communities and wildlife impacted by …

30 Acres…An Insult

By Larry J. Schweiger After touring the extensive area of wetlands already impacted by the BP oil spill, and seeing that¬†hundreds if not thousands of acres are already affected, I …

News from Coastal Louisiana

By Larry J. Schweiger My colleague Senior Wildlife Biologist Doug Inkley at National Wildlife Federation and I have spent the past two days in Louisiana.¬† Doug shares some information on …

Rachel Maddow Show: Impacts on Nature Deep and Lasting

By Larry J. Schweiger Here is a clip from the Rachel Maddow show last night where I had the opportunity to talk about the wildlife impacts of the BP oil …

By Larry J. Schweiger Shrimpers, watermen and their families are being impacted by the BP oil disaster. Their story needs to be heard too. National Wildlife Federation Ambassador Leilani Munter …

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