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Weekly News Roundup – August 12, 2011

8/12/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: DOE Panel Calls for Action to Address Natural Gas Drilling Impacts August 11 – The Secretary of […] Read more >

Hope for Coastal Louisiana: Reconnecting the Mississippi with its Delta

7/21/2011 // By NWF

This post was written by Dr. Alisha Renfro, a coastal scientist with NWF working on the Mississippi River Delta restoration in coastal Louisiana. She has Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric Science from Stony Brook University. Every year, in the spring, […] Read more >

Exxon Mobile CEO Jed Clampett and Family

Big Oil Finally Catches a Break, Can Now Afford to Send Kids to College

6/10/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Big Oil made big news on Wednesday when Exxon Mobil announced a major find in one of its Gulf of Mexico oil fields.  Predictably, the industry and their friends in government are using the announcement to push for more drilling. […] Read more >

Oil seen off Louisiana, June 2011

Exclusive: Tests on New Oil Slick Off Louisiana Point to Fresh Spill

6/9/2011 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation has just received the results of tests on the newly-discovered oil in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, not far from the Delta National Wildlife Refuge. We gave the samples to Ed Overton, professor emeritus in […] Read more >

Oil seen off Louisiana, June 2011

Oil Spotted on Gulf Surface Near Delta National Wildlife Refuge

6/8/2011 // By Miles Grant

UPDATE 6/9/11: Test results from a National Wildlife Federation sample indicate the oil is NOT stirred-up BP oil, but rather a fresh spill. Staffers in the National Wildlife Federation’s Coastal Louisiana office were tipped off to newly-seen weathered oil on […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 3, 2011

6/3/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: June is Great Outdoors Month! June 3, 2011 – Some people can’t get enough time outdoors, surrounded […] Read more >

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar helps volunteers clean up oil damage to beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore (photo: Tami A. Heilmann-DOI)

Senator Takes Ball, Goes Home

5/25/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

President Obama’s top oil regulator won’t get a raise until he puts more drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, at least if Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has his way. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, was scheduled for a […] Read more >

Dolphins ride boat's wake off Mississippi, May 2010 (by NWF's Jeremy Symons)

Gulf Dolphin Deaths Continue Alarming Trend

5/23/2011 // By Miles Grant

Dolphin deaths are slowing down in the Gulf of Mexico, but dolphins – including baby dolphins – are still dying at rates much higher than their historical averages. Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, issued a report called The […] Read more >

Oil & Boom in Louisiana Marsh, June 2010

Restoring the Clean Water Act Can Help Restore the Gulf Coast

4/20/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil and water don’t mix, a reality people and wildlife along Gulf Coast must confront every day. This week marks the one year anniversary of the Gulf oil disaster, an anniversary no one is celebrating. Lives were lost in the […] Read more >

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Back In The Gulf, One Year Into The Oil Disaster

4/18/2011 // By Miles Grant

On Tuesday morning, we’ll head out of Myrtle Grove Marina on a small boat, heading out into Louisiana’s wetlands in search of lingering oil impacts. Our plan is to visit Bay Jimmy, then head out to Cat Island, prime breeding grounds for brown pelicans. Read more >