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Be Part of the Story – Join CNN Telethon Tonight 8 pm Eastern

6/21/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

Wildlife have no voice unless we speak up for them.  Join tonight at 8 pm Eastern on CNN’s Larry King Live telethon to help the wildlife, people and communities impacted by the BP oil disaster.  While BP is responsible for […] Read more >

Watch CNN Gulf Telethon Tonight at 8pm ET

6/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

Posted by Miles Grant I could not pick Justin Bieber out of a lineup or name one of his songs. As a 32-year-old man without children, it goes without saying that I am not his target demographic. However, I am […] Read more >

How Is BP Oil Disaster Changing People, Places & Nature in Gulf?

6/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

You can also see pictures I took on Flickr & learn more about the Gulf Telethon at CNN.com. Help ensure NWF has the funding needed to be on the front lines helping wildlife >> For all the latest news on […] Read more >

NWF Finds Marine Life Struggling In Oil Slick Off Florida

6/19/2010 // By Miles Grant

The front page of Pensacola’s newspaper today proudly proclaims the beaches of Perdido Key have been declared safe because there’s no oil slick within 100 yards of shore. But 20 miles southeast of the Florida city, a National Wildlife Federation-chartered […] Read more >

David Mizejewski: “We Are Part Of The Ecosystem” (Video)

6/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

Help ensure NWF has the funding needed to be on the front lines helping wildlife >>   For all the latest news on how the oil spill is impacting the Gulf Coast’s wildlife & to learn how you can help, […] Read more >

Silence Spreads As BP Signs Up Boat Captains & Fishermen

6/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

Remember the Venice, La.-based fishing boat captain who explained to me how fish are mistaking blobs of oil for habitat? Or the one who brought a bottle of oil back to Venice Marina? One month later, I’m back in Venice. […] Read more >

Smashed Pelican Eggs & New Oil Disaster Flow Estimate

6/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

Can you believe BP once would have us believe the Gulf oil gusher was only spewing 40,000 gallons a day? Today, the Obama administration said its latest estimates show the gusher could be pumping as much as 2.4 million gallons […] Read more >

NWF Trip Finds Louisiana Marsh “Eerily Quiet”

6/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

A Louisiana fishing boat captain led National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski & several reporters to an oil-stained marsh yesterday. A Reuters reporter reveals what they found: In marshy areas, vegetation is blackened from oil, and looks burnt just above […] Read more >

NWF’s David Mizejewski: Why We Must Try To Save Oiled Birds

6/11/2010 // By Miles Grant

Even if oiled birds like the brown pelican are cleaned, significant numbers won’t survive their return to the wild. Should we try to rehabilitate them anyway?
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Video: Dolphin in Oily Waters Off Grand Isle East State Park

6/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

Former National Wildlife Federation staffer Denise Ryan captured this video of a dolphin swimming near the pier at Louisiana’s Grand Isle East State Park. Here are some of her notes: The park was open but the beach closed. They did […] Read more >