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5 Years After Katrina, “Poor Decisions Continue To Be Made”

8/30/2010 // By Miles Grant

Larry Schweiger, president & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus have teamed up on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Between Katrina’s devastation & the Gulf oil disaster, they’re calling […] Read more >

Turtle Toll Tops a Thousand as Oil Disaster Impacts Multiply

8/9/2010 // By Miles Grant

Since the Gulf oil gusher was capped, wildlife impacts have actually gotten significantly worse. That seems counter-intuitive. But it’s exactly what wildlife officials are finding along the Gulf Coast: [W]ildlife officials are rounding up more oiled birds than ever as […] Read more >

This Just In: NWF Overflight Finds Discolorations In Chandeleur Sound

8/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

Some breaking news from the National Wildlife Federation’s Louisiana staffers: On Sunday, August 8th, NWF staff did an overflight of the oil spill (thanks to SouthWings). Leaving out of New Orleans, we crossed the Chandeleur Sound and saw streams of […] Read more >

If Someone Asks If Gulf Oil Disaster Is Over, What Should You Tell Them?

8/5/2010 // By Miles Grant

The year of the Exxon Valdez oil disaster in Alaska in 1989, the stocks of herring, a critical fish to Alaska’s ecosystem & economy, stayed fairly steady. The next year? Still relatively stable. So a lot of people thought the […] Read more >

Reported Progress Encouraging, But Gulf Oil Disaster Goes On

8/4/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) announced today that about half of the petroleum in the Gulf oil disaster has been captured, evaporated, burned or skimmed, with another quarter being naturally or chemically dispersed beneath the Gulf’s surface. Additionally, […] Read more >

Gulf Oyster Workers “Facing Tremendous Amount of Uncertainty” (Video)

7/28/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, just returned from another trip to the Gulf Coast. As NWF has been reporting, the BP oil disaster is hurting the people who rely on healthy oyster populations from the […] Read more >

As Oil Spills Spread, Big Oil Tries To Bully Senators

7/27/2010 // By Miles Grant

Unbelievable. Even after Senate Democrats postponed action on clean energy & climate legislation in favor of a much smaller package of BP oil disaster response measures, Big Oil says it’s still too much. In fact, American Petroleum Institute President & […] Read more >

“Please keep me anonymous”

7/14/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

This post was written by Amanda Moore, NWF’s Coastal Louisiana Organizer in New Orleans. I never get used to the “Please keep me anonymous,” sign-off on emails from my fisherman friend who, since the oil spill, works for BP 7 […] Read more >

If Birds Could Talk

6/25/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

Jaime Matyas is NWF’s Executive’s Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. She is in Louisiana this week with NWF’s on the ground team touring areas devastated by the oil spill. Here is the second report from her trip out on […] Read more >

How Is BP Oil Disaster Changing People, Places & Nature in Gulf?

6/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

You can also see pictures I took on Flickr & learn more about the Gulf Telethon at CNN.com. Help ensure NWF has the funding needed to be on the front lines helping wildlife >> For all the latest news on […] Read more >