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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 >

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Protecting our “Blue Heart”: Talking with Sylvia Earle about Whale Sharks, Sargassum, Oil and Oceans

12/29/2010 // By Bob Serata

Movie and TV stars don’t do it for us. But when my wife Belinda and I met Dr. Sylvia Earle as she came ashore from a dive boat, walking the narrow deck in her wet suit, still dripping, still smiling, […] Read more >

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Entire Habitats Wiped Out by Oil, Dispersant and Fires

12/29/2010 // By Bob Serata

Hyperbole? If you’re visualizing an entire ocean, marshland, bay or miles-long beachfront destroyed, perhaps. But if you consider pelagic sargassum, that yellowish-brown seaweed that forms up into floating mats, clumps and weed lines (scientists call them “weedrows”), you will find […] Read more >

Sea turtle swims through oily gulf waters, May 2010

Big Oil Money Working to Rewrite History of Gulf Oil Disaster

12/23/2010 // By Miles Grant

The same groups who denied the link between cancer and smoking and deny the link between carbon pollution and global warming are now being enlisted to deny the impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Read more >

NWF team in Venice, La. (May 2010)

Top 10 Unsung Heroes of 2010′s Gulf Oil Disaster

12/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

TIME magazine recently named the Gulf oil disaster as America’s biggest news story of 2010. While the National Wildlife Federation will continue working to focus attention on the disaster and its impacts, as 2010 draws to a close, we also wanted […] Read more >

NWF Calls DOJ Oil Disaster Lawsuit “A Key Part Of the Solution”

12/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

Today the U.S. Department of Justice sued BP and eight other companies over the Gulf oil disaster: The Obama administration’s lawsuit asks that the companies be held liable without limitation under the Oil Pollution Act for all removal costs and […] Read more >

Are Red Crabs the Latest Victims of the Gulf Oil Disaster?

12/14/2010 // By Bob Serata

Life under 3,000 feet of sea water is tough enough. More than 1,300 pounds per square inch of pressure squeeze you. Water temperatures of 41°-45° F keep you freshly chilled. Hunting for food means scratching and scraping through the sand […] Read more >

NWF's Maura Wood examines oil in the marsh.

Removing Oil From Marshes Not Without Risk

12/1/2010 // By Craig Guillot

Since the start of the Gulf oil disaster, the emergence of oil into the marshes of Louisiana has been one of the most pressing environmental concerns. Currents and high tides can push oil deep into a marsh, saturating grasses, smothering […] Read more >

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“Sand Sharks” Take on Gulf Coast’s Oiled Beaches

11/24/2010 // By Miles Grant

NWF’s John Hammond visited Orange Beach, AL to get a first-hand look at cleaning operations. Watch what he found: Read more >

Oil & Boom in Louisiana Marsh, June 2010

Are Louisiana Fish Kills Related to Gulf Oil Disaster?

11/23/2010 // By Craig Guillot

With millions of gallons of oil & dispersants entering the Gulf during the summer, many question whether they could have played a role in the kills. Read more >