Louisiana

Hope for Coastal Louisiana: Reconnecting the Mississippi with its Delta

This post was written by Dr. Alisha Renfro, a coastal scientist with NWF working on the Mississippi River Delta restoration in coastal Louisiana. She has Ph.D. in Marine and Atmospheric …

Gulf Restoration Tour Finishes on a High Note!

405 Volunteers + 3,240 Hours of Hard Labor = Tireless Dedication and Commitment to the Gulf’s Precious Places. While BBQs, beach outings, and parades were in full swing Memorial Day …

Exclusive: Tests on New Oil Slick Off Louisiana Point to Fresh Spill

The National Wildlife Federation has just received the results of tests on the newly-discovered oil in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, not far from the Delta National Wildlife Refuge. …

Oil Spotted on Gulf Surface Near Delta National Wildlife Refuge

UPDATE 6/9/11: Test results from a National Wildlife Federation sample indicate the oil is NOT stirred-up BP oil, but rather a fresh spill. Staffers in the National Wildlife Federation’s Coastal …

When Flood Protections Falter

The following is a guest post from NWF Coastal Analyst, Alisha Renfro. Large amounts of rainfall and snowmelt throughout the Midwest caused the Mississippi River to swell to record conditions, …

Climate Crisis Fueling Mississippi River’s Historic Floods

The Mississippi River is experiencing its second “500-year flood” since 1993. That’s no freak occurrence – it’s a result of man-made carbon pollution changing our climate. “All extreme weather events …

Doug Inkley on CNN

On the Shore, On the Water, and Via Satellite: NWF Fights for Gulf Restoration

NWF marked one year of the Gulf oil disaster on Wednesday by joining a coalition of groups calling on members of Congress to act on legislation to dedicate BP’s oil disaster fines and penalties to restore Gulf Coast wetlands.

“There Goes Another Piece Of Our Valuable Coastal Louisiana Marsh” (Video)

On Tuesday, I took a boat trip across the windy waters of Louisiana’s Bay Jimmy with the National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Doug Inkley and Maura Wood to see the lingering effects of the oil disaster.

Back In The Gulf, One Year Into The Oil Disaster

On Tuesday morning, we’ll head out of Myrtle Grove Marina on a small boat, heading out into Louisiana’s wetlands in search of lingering oil impacts. Our plan is to visit Bay Jimmy, then head out to Cat Island, prime breeding grounds for brown pelicans.

Dolphins ride boat's wake off Mississippi, May 2010 (by NWF's Jeremy Symons)

New Tests Confirm BP Oil Still Being Found on Dead Dolphins

The total of dead dolphins found along the Gulf Coast is now up to 153 – and federal officials confirm they’re still finding dolphins with BP oil from the Deepwater Horizon …

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