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Six Months into Gulf Disaster: How Are Birds Doing?

10/20/2010 // By Laura Tangley

Six months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, scientists are cautiously optimistic about the state of the Gulf of Mexico’s birdlife—at least in the short-term. Audubon Survey Results In a report released last week, the National Audubon Society summarized […] Read more >

Permanent Cap Marks End of Beginning of Gulf Oil Disaster

9/19/2010 // By Miles Grant

BP announced Sunday a permanent seal had been placed on its Macondo well, site of the April 20th Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people and led to an estimated 206 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of […] Read more >

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NWF’s Larry Schweiger: BP “Report” Just More Spin

9/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

BP has issued the results of its self-evaluation in the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion. That disaster led to more than 200 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. As Mother Jones reports: While investigation into what […] Read more >

Tuesday Gulf Oil Disaster Updates

9/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

A quick roundup of some Gulf oil disaster news items: Crews have raised the Deepwater Horizon’s massive blowout preventer to the surface, hoping it will provide clues in what caused the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers & spilled […] Read more >

3 Months Into BP Oil Disaster, NWF’s Work Just Beginning

7/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

Three months ago today, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, eventually sinking into the Gulf of Mexico & leading to the gusher that’s spewed hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico so far. Amanda Moore, coastal […] Read more >

Breaking: Dead Sperm Whale Found In Gulf

6/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

Scientists have found a dead sperm whale 77 miles south of the Deepwater Horizon disaster site: It is the first dead whale spotted since BP’s rig exploded on April 20. The whale was not found in oiled waters, but scientists […] Read more >

Video: Dolphin in Oily Waters Off Grand Isle East State Park

6/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

Former National Wildlife Federation staffer Denise Ryan captured this video of a dolphin swimming near the pier at Louisiana’s Grand Isle East State Park. Here are some of her notes: The park was open but the beach closed. They did […] Read more >

BP Oil Disaster Now Impacting Wildlife Off Florida

6/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

Remember how marine life off Louisiana appeared to be mistaking oil for habitat? Sounds like the same thing is now happening off Florida: Ten miles off Pensacola Beach on Sunday afternoon floated what looked like the biggest swirl of peanut […] Read more >

BP Oil Slick to Reach as Far as North Carolina?

6/3/2010 // By Miles Grant

Via CNBC, check out this model from the National Center for Atmospheric Research: Help ensure NWF has the funding needed to be on the front lines helping wildlife >> For all the latest news on how the oil spill is […] Read more >

NWF Refutes BP, Finds Oil Far Below Gulf’s Surface

6/2/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation is making a habit out of refuting BP’s bogus claims about the BP oil spill. Last week, we proved BP wrong on how much oil is soaking Louisiana’s marshes. Now, in the face of a wave […] Read more >