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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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

Permanent Cap Marks End of Beginning of Gulf Oil Disaster

9/19/2010 // By Miles Grant

BP announced Sunday a permanent seal had been placed on its Macondo well, site of the April 20th Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed 11 people and led to an estimated 206 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of …

Breaking: Gulf Oil Disaster Bird Species Impacts Released

9/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

UPDATE 9/16: More reaction to the new data from NWF’s Dr. Doug Inkley. For the first time, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has just released a catalog of bird species impacted by the Gulf oil disaster. The information …

Massive Fish Kill Reported Off Louisiana

9/14/2010 // By Miles Grant

Just yesterday, we were bringing you news of new oil ashore in Lousiana. Today, there’s word of a new fish kill: Plaquemines Parish officials have asked state wildlife officials to investigate what they said is a massive fish kill at …

This Just In: More Oil Ashore in Louisiana

9/13/2010 // By Miles Grant

According Bob Marshall of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, a new wave of oil came ashore in Louisiana over the weekend, coating 16 miles of beaches: “It’s just suddenly came up Friday and it’s along the beach for miles and miles, …

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 …

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 …

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