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New Questions About NOAA’s “Oil’s Gone” Report

8/24/2010 // By Miles Grant

Huffington Post reports on some new questions surrounding this month’s controversial NOAA report that led to hundreds of premature “the oil’s all gone” news stories: Back at the report’s unveiling on August 4, Lubchenco spoke of a “peer review of […] Read more >

Sea Turtles and Satellites

8/11/2010 // By David Mizejewski

I recently attended a very special event held by the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC).  National Wildlife Federation has partnered with STC to support their work protecting sea turtles from the BP oil spill disaster.  Specifically, STC is involved in the […] Read more >

Turtle Toll Tops a Thousand as Oil Disaster Impacts Multiply

8/9/2010 // By Miles Grant

Since the Gulf oil gusher was capped, wildlife impacts have actually gotten significantly worse. That seems counter-intuitive. But it’s exactly what wildlife officials are finding along the Gulf Coast: [W]ildlife officials are rounding up more oiled birds than ever as […] Read more >

This Just In: NWF Overflight Finds Discolorations In Chandeleur Sound

8/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

Some breaking news from the National Wildlife Federation’s Louisiana staffers: On Sunday, August 8th, NWF staff did an overflight of the oil spill (thanks to SouthWings). Leaving out of New Orleans, we crossed the Chandeleur Sound and saw streams of […] Read more >

If Someone Asks If Gulf Oil Disaster Is Over, What Should You Tell Them?

8/5/2010 // By Miles Grant

The year of the Exxon Valdez oil disaster in Alaska in 1989, the stocks of herring, a critical fish to Alaska’s ecosystem & economy, stayed fairly steady. The next year? Still relatively stable. So a lot of people thought the […] Read more >

Reported Progress Encouraging, But Gulf Oil Disaster Goes On

8/4/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) announced today that about half of the petroleum in the Gulf oil disaster has been captured, evaporated, burned or skimmed, with another quarter being naturally or chemically dispersed beneath the Gulf’s surface. Additionally, […] Read more >

The Gulf Coast: A Long Road to Recovery

8/2/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I was back down in the Gulf recently, and there is going to be a long road for recovery for the communities and wildlife impacted by the BP oil disaster.  Here is an update from my […] Read more >

Gulf Oyster Workers “Facing Tremendous Amount of Uncertainty” (Video)

7/28/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, just returned from another trip to the Gulf Coast. As NWF has been reporting, the BP oil disaster is hurting the people who rely on healthy oyster populations from the […] Read more >

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

7/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, has returned to the Gulf Coast. It’s his third trip since the BP oil disaster began more than three months ago. Doug is quoted in this week’s Rolling Stone cover story […] Read more >

NEW VIDEO: A-list Celebs Are One for the Gulf Coast

7/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

As a part of our many efforts to protect wildlife and restore habitat impacted by the BP oil spill, the National Wildlife Federation has joined with Women of the Storm to help raise public awareness and support for the critical funding […] Read more >