Gulf Coast

$80 Million Announced for Gulf Restoration Projects

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has recently announced a third round of projects funded by BP and Transocean’s 2012 criminal settlement. To date, nearly $480 million from this fund has been designated …

Least Terns: Life on the Edge

Least terns live life on the edge. Only nine inches long and packing just 1.5 ounces of muscle and feather, they are aptly named. Despite their size, they are prodigious …

Sportsmen and Women Speak Up for the Gulf

Next year, the National Wildlife Federation will celebrate its 80th year as a leader in conservation and as an advocate for wildlife and wild spaces. In the beginning, there was …

Where Rivers Meet the Sea

Saturday is National Estuaries Day. But what is an estuary and why should we celebrate it? An estuary is formed where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water. These …

Closing the Gaps in Gulf Restoration

For most people, the acronyms NFWF, NRDA and even RESTORE may look like gibberish, but these collections of letters represent funding streams for restoring the Gulf in the wake of …

$1.2 Billion Will Support Gulf Science Programs

In the early days of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, it became apparent that there was a lack of base scientific understanding of the Gulf ecosystem, and how the oil might …

BP Settlement: $18.7 Billion for the Gulf

Last Thursday, as Americans were stocking up on fireworks for Fourth of July festivities, Gulf Coast residents had something else to celebrate. Five years and two months after the devastating …

Deepwater Horizon Oil Caused Gulf Dolphin Deaths – Study

A new study has conclusively determined that oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster contributed to the unusually high number of dolphin deaths in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama between June 2010 …

East Grand Terre Tar Ball

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 …

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. …

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