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Marshes off Venice, LA (May 2010)

Coast Guard: New Gulf Sheen Likely Not an Oil Spill

3/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation is tracking reports of a substance fouling the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. So far, Coast Guard tests seem to indicate it’s not a new oil spill, but an area of sediment with traces of […] Read more >

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

What’s Killing Gulf Dolphin Calves?

3/4/2011 // By Miles Grant

Dead dolphins continue to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast. One aspect of the deaths that’s puzzling scientists – the odd distribution of dead calves: The percentage of calf deaths among the total number of dolphin deaths is considerably higher […] 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 >

Tar ball at Florida's Perdido Bay State Park, June 2010

Breaking: New Tar Balls Reported Ashore in Louisiana

1/6/2011 // By Miles Grant

This just in from WDSU in Louisiana: Oil is beginning to wash ashore at Grand Isle. The mayor’s office said tar balls are coming ashore on Elmer’s Island and sand dollar-sized patches of oil are washing up in Grand Isle. […] Read more >

NWF's Doug Inkley Discusses Bird Deaths on CNN

NWF Scientist Discusses Bird Deaths on CNN

1/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley says the mass bird deaths are unusual – but not unheard of. Read more >

Blue-winged teal by David Heritsch

Gulf Coast Birds–And Ours–Doing Alright (for now)

1/3/2011 // By Laura Tangley

On a recent chilly morning in southwestern Louisiana’s White Lake Wetland Conservation Area, Kim Trahan, a rice farmer who leases land in the state-owned area, surveyed the scene around him with satisfaction. To the south, a flock of several thousand […] Read more >

NWF team in Venice, La. (May 2010)

Top 10 Unsung Heroes of 2010′s Gulf Oil Disaster

12/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

TIME magazine recently named the Gulf oil disaster as America’s biggest news story of 2010. While the National Wildlife Federation will continue working to focus attention on the disaster and its impacts, as 2010 draws to a close, we also wanted […] Read more >

Oil & Boom in Louisiana Marsh, June 2010

Are Louisiana Fish Kills Related to Gulf Oil Disaster?

11/23/2010 // By Craig Guillot

With millions of gallons of oil & dispersants entering the Gulf during the summer, many question whether they could have played a role in the kills. Read more >

Migratory waterfowl in Louisiana

Update: Migratory Birds in the Gulf of Mexico

11/1/2010 // By Laura Tangley

Just over six months into the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, federal officials finally have some good news for those of us concerned about birds in the Gulf of Mexico. At a recent press conference, U.S. Department of Agriculture […] Read more >

Brown Pelican by Shelley Ellis

Six Months into Gulf Disaster: How Are Birds Doing?

10/20/2010 // By Laura Tangley

Six months after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, scientists are cautiously optimistic about the state of the Gulf of Mexico’s birdlife—at least in the short-term. Audubon Survey Results In a report released last week, the National Audubon Society summarized […] Read more >