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Brittle starfish on impacted coral (Credit: Lophelia II 2010, NOAA OER & BOEMRE)

Coral Damage: How Long Will Gulf Oil Disaster Impacts Linger?

11/11/2010 // By Craig Guillot

“Decades and decades – if not hundreds of years.” That’s how long it could take coral affected by the Gulf oil disaster to recover, according to NWF Senior Scientist Doug Inkley. Read more >

Oil on beach near Pensacola, FL - June 2010

Tar Balls Continue Washing Ashore in Florida

11/10/2010 // By Miles Grant

Nearly seven months after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil continues to soil Escambia County’s white sand. Read more >

New Evidence Gulf Oil Disaster Killing Corals

11/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

Seven miles from the BP oil gusher, researchers have discovered new evidence of the disaster’s impact on Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem: Scientists have found evidence of “dramatic” damage to deep-sea coral near the site of the Gulf oil disaster, with […] Read more >

Dr. Ian MacDonald: Over 50% of BP Oil Remains in Gulf

9/27/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Ian MacDonald of Florida State University is scheduled to testify at today’s meeting of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Testifying on a panel entitled “The Fate of the Oil,” Dr. MacDonald […] Read more >

Permanent Cap Marks End of Beginning of Gulf Oil Disaster

9/19/2010 // By Miles Grant

BP announced Sunday a permanent seal had been placed on its Macondo well, site of the April 20th Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people and led to an estimated 206 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of […] Read more >

Breaking: Gulf Oil Disaster Bird Species Impacts Released

9/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

UPDATE 9/16: More reaction to the new data from NWF’s Dr. Doug Inkley. For the first time, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has just released a catalog of bird species impacted by the Gulf oil disaster. The information […] Read more >

A Night of Watching & A Day Of Hope

9/9/2010 // By Miles Grant

If you haven’t already, you should check out the blog of the National Wildlife Federation’s John Hammond, one of our front-line responders to the Gulf oil disaster. Here’s an excerpt from a recent post on a night watching for sea […] Read more >

Tuesday Gulf Oil Disaster Updates

9/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

A quick roundup of some Gulf oil disaster news items: Crews have raised the Deepwater Horizon’s massive blowout preventer to the surface, hoping it will provide clues in what caused the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers & spilled […] Read more >