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Study: Deepwater Horizon Oil Causes Heart Damage in Tuna

2/14/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

A new study has found that a chemical in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill causes irregular heartbeats in bluefin and yellowfin tuna that can lead to heart attacks, or even death. The researchers believe that similar impacts […] Read more >

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Wildlife Victory! Congress Says BP Fines Must Help Restore Gulf

6/29/2012 // By NWF

Thanks to the persistent voices of hundreds of thousands of wildlife advocates, Congress passed a Transportation Package that includes the potential for the largest investment in wildlife conservation in U.S. history and two very important wins for wildlife against Big […] Read more >

Grand Isle Volunteers: Restoring Some Hope at A Gulf Oil Disaster’s “Ground Zero”

6/26/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

On Saturday, June 25th, hope itself visited Grand Isle, Louisiana in the form of a dedicated corps of volunteers. Their job: to take on the seemingly impossible task of restoring some of the marshes and beaches that became so damaged by […] Read more >

An Excuse to do Nothing

2/3/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

How did 300 tons of rusted metal halt federal legislation in its tracks?  That’s the question looming over the Deepwater Horizon’s blowout preventer (BOP), a “fail-safe” mechanism designed as the last line of defense against oil spills. During last week’s […] Read more >

Oil Spill Commission on Trial

2/1/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The federal Oil Spill Commission meets a daunting roadblock: Congress. Read more >

Pensacola Beach sample showing oil below clean surface.

Uncovering the Secret in the Sand – Buried Oil Remains After Cleanup

1/20/2011 // By Bob Serata

Many of the oil-fouled beaches along the Gulf coast and barrier islands have been scoured, scraped, raked and filtered clean. Tourist beaches and beaches in front of high-rise condominiums along the Florida panhandle and eastern shores of Alabama are spectacularly white […] Read more >

Helping Wildlife With Grace

6/11/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

As the bleak news continues to flow from the oil spill disaster in the Gulf, there is one thing that is keeping spirits a little bit lighter: the amazing outpouring of support from people–especially children–across the country who are doing […] Read more >

Lessons from Exxon Valdez: Turning Anger to Action

5/27/2010 // By NWF

The effects of the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska’s Prince William Sound are still being felt 20 years later. Alaskan citizens impacted by the spill turned their anger into energy to take action and keep this from happening again. We need to do the same for the Gulf Coast and prevent another dirty energy disaster.
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Summer of Tears – A Commercial Fisherman Tours the Devastated Louisiana Coast

5/26/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Help ensure NWF has the funding needed to be on the front lines assessing the impact of the BP Oil Spill to wildlife The following is an account from commercial fisherman Michael Roberts of the devastation in the Gulf region […] Read more >