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No Joke – Oil Still Contaminating Louisiana Coast

Yesterday, NWF and our coalition partners traveled out to Louisiana’s Barataria Bay to search for continued impacts from 2010’s Gulf oil disaster. We didn’t have to look very hard. Our first …

A dolphin swimming in oiled waters, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

BP Vs. Science

Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, scientists are finally starting to get their arms around the impacts of the oil and dispersants on the Gulf of Mexico. …

Science Links Dolphin Deaths to BP Oil Spill – Again

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, dolphins in the oiled area are still dying in high numbers. The evidence was already quite strong that BP’s oil was to …

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5 Steps Toward Restoring the Gulf of Mexico

Nearly five years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, setting off a catastrophe that killed 11 men and sent more than four million barrels of oil deep into the …

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A $100M Step Toward Restoring the Gulf

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a second round of Gulf restoration projects, totaling $99.2 million. A total of 25 projects across the Gulf will seek to restore …

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Sound Science Needed for Gulf Restoration

Four years ago the BP oil spill killed eleven workers and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Two years ago the RESTORE Act …

Speak Up to Restore the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Mississippi’s coastal residents know that our coast has serious restoration needs. An annual erosion rate of 200 acres a year is decimating our coastline. Decades of development have intensified water …

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Senators to Gulf of Mexico Restoration Body: Get on With it!

The pace of restoring the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the BP oil spill has been slower than anyone would like. Last week the Senate Commerce Committee held …

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Private Lands and Gulf Restoration – A Vision for Success

The five US states bordering the Gulf of Mexico encompass roughly 290 million acres of land, of which roughly 86% are privately owned. This translates into more than 249 million acres …

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BP Spill Impacts on Red Snapper — What We Know, What We Don’t

Red snapper are one of the Gulf’s signature sportfish, popular among recreational and commercial fishermen and prized at markets and restaurants. Due to this popularity, red snapper in the Gulf …

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