Gulf of Mexico

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1,000 Days Late and Billions of Dollars Short

Tomorrow marks one thousand days since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spewing millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days. The oil spill …

Pelican in flight. Photo by Rick Lewis.

Lagniappe for the Mississippi River Delta—and the Gulf of Mexico

Last Thursday began with a buzz of speculation for those of us in the Mississippi River Delta Restoration campaign. The Justice department was going to announce a settlement with BP …

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Thanksgiving: A Note of Gratitude to NWF Supporters

About 75 cents out of every dollar spent by nonprofit organizations comes from individual donors. Consequently, those people who sit down at home and write checks to NWF, or who …

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Gulf Dolphins are Still Dying—Don’t Let BP Off Easy

Two and a half years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, dolphins across the northern Gulf of Mexico …

3-mile Oil Slick in the Gulf Confirmed as BP Oil from 2010 Spill

Thought the 2010 Gulf oil disaster was over? Think again. A 3-mile oil slick detected in the Gulf last month has been confirmed as oil from the 2010 Gulf oil …

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Surveying Hurricane Isaac’s Impacts

Story and photos by Jared Serigné. The Delacroix Island where my grandfather was raised will never exist again. I’m okay with that. I’ve come to terms with it. I love …

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Study: Unusual Dolphin Deaths Linked to Gulf Oil Spill

A new study in the journal PLoS ONE suggests that a “perfect storm” of events contributed to the unusual numbers of dolphin deaths in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This study looks …

Tar mat coats marsh in Bay Jimmy off Louisiana's Barataria Bay, March 2012 (NWF staff photo)

Two Years into BP Oil Spill, “Our Whole Life is Upside-Down”

It wasn’t until several years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that the full ecological impacts on Alaska’s ecosystems revealed themselves, and two years into the Gulf oil disaster, …

Striped dolphins swim through BP oil, April 2012 (NOAA's National Ocean Service)

Gulf Dolphins Still Struggling to Recover from BP Oil Spill

With the Gulf oil disaster approaching the two-year mark, a new assessment from NOAA scientists says bottlenose dolphins are still feeling the BP oil spill’s ill effects – and some may …

Oiled White Pelican on Bay Jimmy in Louisiana

NWF Tour Finds BP Oil Still Soaking Louisiana Marshes, Menacing Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation this week led a boat trip to Louisiana marshes hit hard by the Gulf oil disaster. The trip made depressingly clear that while national attention has …

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