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Government Orders Scientists to Stay Silent on Dolphin Deaths

3/28/2011 // By Miles Grant

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 to keep quiet: Wildlife biologists contracted by the National Marine […] Read more >

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

What’s Killing Gulf Dolphin Calves?

3/4/2011 // By Miles Grant

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 among the total number of dolphin deaths is considerably higher […] Read more >

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Gulf Dolphin Deaths Continue Alarming Spike

2/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

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 area impacted by the Gulf oil disaster: The National Oceanic […] Read more >

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

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

2/22/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

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 for spill victims, recently released a report estimating fishermen’s losses.  […] Read more >

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

2/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

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. Today we’re hearing horrific details from scientists on dolphin deaths […] Read more >

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Experts Fear Displacement of Sharks May Send Shockwaves Through the Gulf

2/4/2011 // By Jon Brett

The Gulf oil disaster wreaked havoc on a vast array of species that inhabit the region’s rich waters and coastal ecosystems. While there has been a great deal of focus on birds, turtles, marine mammals and seafood, the already threatened shark populations […] Read more >

He’s Back! BP’s Tony Hayward Cuts Deal To Drill In Arctic Wildlife Haven

1/24/2011 // By Miles Grant

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward is back in the news – and once again, he’s putting critical wildlife habitat at risk. Read more >

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Louisiana Uses Discarded Christmas Trees to Fight Wetland Loss [w/Video]

1/13/2011 // By Craig Guillot

“When you deploy these things, they create a sediment trap and really help the shorelines with erosion protection.” Read more >

Tar ball at Florida's Perdido Bay State Park, June 2010

Breaking: New Tar Balls Reported Ashore in Louisiana

1/6/2011 // By Miles Grant

This just in from WDSU in Louisiana: Oil is beginning to wash ashore at Grand Isle. The mayor’s office said tar balls are coming ashore on Elmer’s Island and sand dollar-sized patches of oil are washing up in Grand Isle. […] Read more >

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Gulf Oil Disaster “Might Well Recur” Absent Reform, Says Commission

1/6/2011 // By Miles Grant

Someone’s leaked a chapter of the final report of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling. This morning, media coverage is focused mostly on finger pointing: The commission’s Democratic & Republican co-chairs are debating […] Read more >