Louisiana

Another Step Forward for Gulf Restoration

This afternoon, the Senate passed the RESTORE Act amendment with an overwhelming show of support—76 to 22. This legislation would dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines from …

Settle the BP Oil Spill Litigation? Maybe, But Let’s Not Let BP Shortchange the Gulf Yet Again

Next week, the long-awaited trial begins to decide the liability of BP, Transocean, Halliburton and other companies involved with the April 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The trial …

All Eyes on the Senate

Last week, pelicans and other wildlife in the Gulf got some promising news when the House of Representatives passed an amendment dedicating 80 percent of Clean Water Act fines from …

Three Ways to Show Your Love for the Gulf

Valentine’s Day is the day you show a little extra love for all the special people in your life. But what about those special places? The BP oil disaster sent …

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard, Deepwater Horizon response.

BP Reports Profit Gusher, Warns Gulf Oil Disaster Victims to Expect Rough Trial

BP has joined other oil giants in reporting staggeringly huge profits for 2011: BP returned to profit with a bang last year, posting net earnings of $23.9 billion on Tuesday, as …

Mississippi Freighter

From the Great Lakes to Coastal Louisiana: Climate Change Will Affect Everyone

I spent last week in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting. The Great Lakes Regional Center‘s Adaptation Program Manager Melinda Koslow and I traveled to the Big …

A Bold Restoration Plan for the Pelican State

The Mississippi River Delta is where the muddy waters of America’s longest river connect with the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It is one of this nation’s most …

Tar balls in Bay Jimmy

Eyewitness Account: Oil Still Soaking Gulf Coast

It seemed odd to be heading out of the Myrtle Grove Marina on a beautiful day looking for oil. The Deepwater Horizon well was capped over a year ago. BP is …

Climate Change and Hurricanes: Not Just a Concern for Coastal Communities

The 2011 hurricane season may well be remembered most for flooding along the eastern seaboard, especially from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The impacts were felt in places that …

Waterfowl Finding New Homes in Thriving Mississippi River Wetlands Restoration Project

By Maura Wood, National Wildlife Federation Coastal Louisiana Senior Outreach Coordinator Our boat left the canal, rounded a small spit of land, and emerged into the outfall area of the …

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