Florida

Gulf Restoration Tour Finishes on a High Note!

405 Volunteers + 3,240 Hours of Hard Labor = Tireless Dedication and Commitment to the Gulf’s Precious Places. While BBQs, beach outings, and parades were in full swing Memorial Day …

Bad Riders On the Storm

The government shutdown clock is ticking away furiously in Washington, D.C. as Congress wrestles with a budget agreement. While many Americans have no choice but to ride out the storm, …

Loggerhead Listing Decision Delayed

Loggerhead sea turtles must wait a bit longer to find out whether or not they will receive stronger protections under the Endangered Species Act. More than a year after a …

Springing Into Action! NWF Volunteers Take on Bald Point State Park

A dreary forecast of 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms did not scare away National Wildlife Federation’s committed volunteers this past weekend! As the clouds rolled in Saturday morning so …

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

What’s Killing Gulf Dolphin Calves?

Dead dolphins continue to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast. One aspect of the deaths that’s puzzling scientists – the odd distribution of dead calves: The percentage of calf deaths …

Pensacola Beach sample showing oil below clean surface.

Uncovering the Secret in the Sand – Buried Oil Remains After Cleanup

Many of the oil-fouled beaches along the Gulf coast and barrier islands have been scoured, scraped, raked and filtered clean. Tourist beaches and beaches in front of high-rise condominiums along the …

Avoiding “Waterworld 2” – Miami-Dade preparing for climate change

As much as we all loved Kevin Costner with gills and post-apocalyptic Dennis Hopper and a herd of henchmen on jet-skis, Waterworld is best kept to a 1995 vision of the …

Tar Balls Continue Washing Ashore in Florida

Nearly seven months after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil continues to soil Escambia County’s white sand.

Six Months After the Gulf Oil Disaster: Some Like to Remember, Some Like to Forget

“It’s a little bit like a hurricane,” said my wife, Belinda. “You get all worried and prepare for it to hit, then the hurricane doesn’t come and you’re relieved and …

Kayak Fishing Along the Gulf Coast

More and more people are discovering a sporting life without dirty fossil fuel. On the coast of the Gulf, in the shadow of the drilling rigs, you can find sportsmen …

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