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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 …

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.

Photo Credit:  sdminor81/Flickr

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.”

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. …

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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 …

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, …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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