Gulf of Mexico

A $100M Step Toward Restoring the Gulf

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a second round of Gulf restoration projects, totaling $99.2 million. A total of 25 projects across the Gulf will seek to restore …

Sound Science Needed for Gulf Restoration

Four years ago the BP oil spill killed eleven workers and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Two years ago the RESTORE Act …

Myth Busted: Cover Crops and Soil Temperatures

We’ve all probably heard the old fact that cover crops result in colder, wetter soils. It seems this myth has been around amazingly longer than cover crops themselves. It is …

Speak Up to Restore the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Mississippi’s coastal residents know that our coast has serious restoration needs. An annual erosion rate of 200 acres a year is decimating our coastline. Decades of development have intensified water …

Gulf Coast Oysters in Peril

If you’ve ordered Gulf oysters at a restaurant this summer, then you’ve noticed their prices have gone up. Way up. The decline of Gulf oysters has been a top headline …

A Tale of Three Butterflies: Endangered Species and the Everglades

Can you imagine a place where alligators and crocodiles live side-by-side? It isn’t a fairytale: it is America’s Everglades! The historic Everglades ecosystem once encompassed 11,000 square miles. Home to …

Senators to Gulf of Mexico Restoration Body: Get on With it!

The pace of restoring the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of the BP oil spill has been slower than anyone would like. Last week the Senate Commerce Committee held …

Spinner dolphins

New Farm Bill Program Helps Habitat from Sea to Shining Sea

For your Fourth of July celebration, are you planning to get outdoors, and enjoy picnics, fireworks, and maybe some good music? Music was always a big part of the Fourth …

Private Lands and Gulf Restoration – A Vision for Success

The five US states bordering the Gulf of Mexico encompass roughly 290 million acres of land, of which roughly 86% are privately owned. This translates into more than 249 million acres …

Meet the Cover Crop Champions

Last year NWF began a new program for cover crop expert farmers and agricultural professionals, called the “Cover Crop Champions.” The champions receive small grants to pay the cost of …

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