Louisiana

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A Bird’s Eye View of Coastal Erosion

Each day I pass an egret on the way to work that lingers in the watery ditches in my town. It amuses me that this elegant bird seems to give …

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Restoration Funding Bill Dies in La. Senate Committee

A bill that was meant to protect Louisiana’s Coastal Restoration and Protection Fund (Coastal Fund) quietly died before it hit the Senate floor in Baton Rouge. Louisiana House Bill 490 …

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A Simple Solution to Fix Louisiana’s Coastal Fund

Updated Below Pelicans used to flock to Cat Island in Louisiana to nest, but it was one of many islands that was heavily damaged by the oil spill. The island, …

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Dead Gulf Dolphins, Destroyed Habitat Not BP’s Fault, Says BP

From the first days of the Gulf oil disaster in 2010 when it publicly underestimated the oil gusher’s flow rate by 50 times, BP has always lived in a state …

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Biologists Study Impact of BP Oil Disaster On Loons

Just over a year ago, I held a “charismatic megavertebrate” on my lap. As a participant on a research project in the Gulf of Mexico just off the coast of …

A Kemp's ridley hatchling crawls towards the Gulf of Mexico. Photo: National Park Service

Fate of Gulf Wildlife Still Uncertain 4 Years After BP Oil Disaster

It has been four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 workers and sending more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. A …

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Hatchery-raised Fish Cause Concern, Raise Need for More Research

A new study, recently released in the journal Aquaculture, highlights concerns that hatchery-raised trout appear to be slower than wild trout, making them more susceptible to predation once released. Scientists …

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Weekly News Roundup: December 20, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Naughty or Nice? Will Congress help wildlife with a Sodsaver provision in the farm bill? Eco-Schools Goes the Extra Mile. Ten NYC …

A dolphin swimming in oiled waters, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

Study: Dolphins In Oiled Areas of Gulf “Very Sick”

A new peer-reviewed study makes the strongest case to date that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is harming dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. As part of the …

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Artificial Reefs: Restoration Beyond Recreation?

Over the past few decades the five Gulf States have built artificial reefs both inshore and offshore with the aim of enhancing recreational fishing and diving opportunities. State and local …

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