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Marine Foraminifera by Flickr user Pali Nalu

Deepwater Horizon: The Disaster That Keeps on Harming

The devastating (but not wholly unexpected) results of a University of South Florida (USF) study suggest the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster is ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico. Foraminifera — microscopic organisms that are …

Weekly News Roundup – April 5, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Report: Gulf Wildlife Three Years into the Gulf Oil …

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Protecting Florida’s Manatees from Harmful “Red Tide”

Basking in the south Florida sun, a skimboarder turned to my friends on the beach and eloquently stated, “Bro, your girls are getting eaten by manatees.” While those who know …

Rally to Hold BP Accountable

Memo to BP: End the Blame Game, Restore the Gulf

It took BP 87 days to cap the well gushing from a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, in an area known as the Macondo prospect. For months, BP shirked …

Mississippi River’s newest distributary in danger of being closed

Last year during Mardi Gras, the Mississippi River carved a small outlet through its bank and found a shorter route to the Gulf of Mexico.This was the river’s way of naturally …

Weekly News Roundup – March 1, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF: State Dept. Keystone XL Analysis Fatally Flawed March …

An oiled brown pelican floats in the Gulf during the height of the 2010 oil spill. Photo credit:  Louisiana Governor's office.

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill Trial 101: A Primer

This week was the start of the Deepwater Horizon disaster trial. Remember the start of the disaster itself? Initially, BP was downplaying, denying, and hiding the awful truth: that crude …

Striped dolphins swim through BP oil, April 2012 (NOAA's National Ocean Service)

BP is Even More Dangerously Arrogant Than You Thought

Haven’t been following the BP oil spill trial this week? You’ve missed a series of incredible revelations that have provided a window inside BP’s grossly negligent corporate culture.

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Speak up for River Otters in Louisiana’s Mardi Gras Pass

Last year during Mardi Gras, the Mississippi River did something perfectly ordinary and yet utterly extraordinary: it carved a small outlet in its eastern bank and found a shorter route …

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Deepwater Horizon: 1,000 Days Later

It has been 1,000 days since the BP-operated oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, gushing millions of barrels of crude oil into a body of water that supports …

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