Gulf oil disaster

Researcher at Dauphin Island Sea Lab tests red snapper samples, October 2010 (via Flickr's BP America)

New Questions About Sick Fish In Gulf

While tests so far are inconclusive, one scientist says he’s “never seen anything like” the sick fish turning up in the Gulf.

Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act, EPA escape sneak attacks

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Clean Air Act in the Clear…For Now Quote: Jeremy Symons, NWF Senior VP of Conservation & Education Economic Story of the Week: Wyden …

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

New Tests Confirm BP Oil Still Being Found on Dead Dolphins

The total of dead dolphins found along the Gulf Coast is now up to 153 – and federal officials confirm they’re still finding dolphins with BP oil from the Deepwater Horizon …

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

Rise in Dolphin Deaths Continues As Sea Turtles Strandings Also Spike

NOAA has updated its website on the ongoing dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico – and the news isn’t good.

A Transocean rig in the Gulf of Mexico (photo: BP America)

Gulf Spill Rig Owner: Well Done, Execs!

You just can’t make this stuff up.  Transocean, the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon oil rig at the center of last summer’s Gulf oil spill, is giving bonuses to …

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

Government Orders Scientists to Stay Silent on Dolphin Deaths

I’d been wondering why we’ve heard so little in recent weeks about the spike in dolphin deaths along the Alabama and Mississippi coasts. Turns out federal officials have ordered scientists …

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

What’s Killing Gulf Dolphin Calves?

Dead dolphins continue to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast. One aspect of the deaths that’s puzzling scientists – the odd distribution of dead calves: The percentage of calf deaths …

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

Gulf Dolphin Deaths Continue Alarming Spike

The National Wildlife Federation continues to track dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. Today we’re learning some alarming new numbers about dead dolphins washing ashore in the heart of the …

Dolphins in Gulf Shores, AL (photo: Christy Sheffield)

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

It’s been a bad month in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week BP decided to stop playing nice.  Ken Feinberg, who the oil giant chose to run its compensation fund …

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

Breaking: Spike in Baby Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico (Updated)

Since the first days of the Gulf oil disaster, the National Wildlife Federation has been warning that it takes years to assess the full impacts of a catastrophic oil spill. …

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