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Volunteers Maintain Vigil Over Gulf’s Precious Places

12/7/2010 // By Jenna Peters

As the National Wildlife Federation’s Gulf Coast Volunteer Coordinator, I receive regular reports from our network of volunteers along the Gulf of Mexico monitoring impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Even though it’s been more than seven months since the …

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Update: Migratory Birds in the Gulf of Mexico

11/1/2010 // By Laura Tangley

Just over six months into the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, federal officials finally have some good news for those of us concerned about birds in the Gulf of Mexico. At a recent press conference, U.S. Department of Agriculture …

Brown Pelican by Shelley Ellis

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 …

Dr. Ian MacDonald: Over 50% of BP Oil Remains in Gulf

9/27/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Ian MacDonald of Florida State University is scheduled to testify at today’s meeting of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Testifying on a panel entitled “The Fate of the Oil,” Dr. MacDonald …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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