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Weekly News Roundup- November 15, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Orcas are Calling for Your Help! Help orcas and speak out against dirty coal. A New Lease on Life: Endangered ferrets find …

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Weekly News Roundup- October 25, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? We ain’t lion! Check out these awesome mountain lion facts. Native fall foliage. Native Shrubs for Fall Color and Wildlife Benefits. Eco-schools …

Bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. Flickr photo by pmarkham.

Will BP’s Fines Help Dolphins in the Gulf?

Bottlenose dolphins are dying in unprecedented numbers in the region affected by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf  of Mexico. Dolphins in the most heavily oiled areas are suffering …

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How Much Oil Is Still In the Gulf?

As the second phase of the civil trial over the Gulf oil disaster continues, we are hearing much discussion over exactly how many barrels of oil were released into the …

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The BP Trial-What’s at Stake for the Gulf in Phase 2?

If it seems like BP has aggressively shirked responsibility for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster since the day the rig exploded, it’s because the company has been doing just …

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Weekly News Roundup- September 6, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Wild bison reintroduced to tribal lands. Read the blog about bison making their way back onto Fort Belknap Reservation. Yosemite under fire. …

oiled sea turtle after the BP oil disaster (photo credit NOAA)

Fudging the Numbers: BP’s History of Lying about the Spill

Exactly how much oil was released into the Gulf of Mexico during the BP disaster? Billions of dollars of Clean Water Act penalties are at stake—and a large portion of …

Weekly News Roundup- August 23, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Lobsters are feeling the heat and it’s not coming from being inside a pot. Read the blog about how climate change is …

A juvenile blue crab. Photo by ChesapeakeBayEO, Flickr Creative Commons.

What is Happening to the Gulf’s Blue Crabs?

Blue crabs are one of nature’s survivors. This tough little creature—whose scientific name Callinectes sapidus translates to “savory beautiful swimmer”—is a critical part of the Gulf’s food chain, eaten by …

Dolphin mother and calf, Ocean Springs, MS. Three years after the oil disaster, dolphin calves are still being found dead at high rates.  Flickr photo by Juanma Carrillo.

Despite BP’s Claims, Gulf Dolphins Still Struggling

BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley recently boasted in an interview, “The Gulf has bounced back really well. And I’d like to think that we played a big role.” The more …

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