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Making Sure Baby Sea Turtles Get a Safe Start

9/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

Rick Cleveland is an Emmy winning television writer whose credits include The West Wing, Six Feet Under & Nurse Jackie. Recently, he joined the National Wildlife Federation on a mission to protect the Gulf Coast’s next generation of sea turtles: […] Read more >

Tuesday Gulf Oil Disaster Updates

9/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

A quick roundup of some Gulf oil disaster news items: Crews have raised the Deepwater Horizon’s massive blowout preventer to the surface, hoping it will provide clues in what caused the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers & spilled […] Read more >

“When This Is All You Know, How Do You Move On?”

9/6/2010 // By Miles Grant

The Washington Post today has a must-read story on a group of Louisianans who recently visited Cordova & other Alaska communities devastated by the Exxon Valdez disaster: The group from Louisiana – professors, politicians and community leaders – spent a […] Read more >

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 >