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Experts Fear Displacement of Sharks May Send Shockwaves Through the Gulf

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 …

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

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

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

“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

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 …


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

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 …

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

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 …

Entire Habitats Wiped Out by Oil, Dispersant and Fires

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 …

Sea turtle swims through oily gulf waters, May 2010

Big Oil Money Working to Rewrite History of Gulf Oil Disaster

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

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 …

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

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 …

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