Gulf Coast

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 …

Photo courtesy National Park Service

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Scramble to the Sea

Ever think the closest you might get to seeing a baby sea turtle would be watching Finding Nemo?  Well, during the summer in South Texas, hatchling releases at Padre Island …

Hercules 265 Natural Gas Rig on Fire

Another Rig Fire in the Gulf, Another Wakeup Call

Updated below – 7/25/2013 Late last night, a natural gas drilling rig known as Hercules 265 exploded. The rig has now partially collapsed and is burning out of control, too …

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Weekly News Roundup- June 28, 2013

Coalition Supports New Great Lakes Bill June 26- The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition is supporting a new bill in the U.S. Senate that would help bolster federal efforts …

BP and the Coast Guard have recently announced an end proactive patrols of the Gulf Coast in Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Photo by Corey Balazowich.

40,000-Pound Tar Mat Reminds Us the Oil Spill is Not Over

CNN is reporting that a 165-foot by 65-foot tar mat has been found in shallow water off a Louisiana barrier island beach. While the tar mat is ‘only’ 15 percent …

Weekly News Roundup- June 14, 2013

NWF’s Be Out There Movement Announces Partnership with FamilyFun Magazine June 13– National Wildlife Federation, whose mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future, is pleased …

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The Senate and the Sea

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) fittingly represents the Ocean State in the United States Senate. At Capitol Hill Oceans Week Sen. Whitehouse had this to say: “The oceans can do a lot of …

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