Louisiana

Breaking: Gulf Oil Disaster Bird Species Impacts Released

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 …

Massive Fish Kill Reported Off Louisiana

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 …

This Just In: More Oil Ashore in Louisiana

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 …

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

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. …

Turtle Toll Tops a Thousand as Oil Disaster Impacts Multiply

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 …

This Just In: NWF Overflight Finds Discolorations In Chandeleur Sound

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 …

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

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? …

Reported Progress Encouraging, But Gulf Oil Disaster Goes On

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 …

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

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 …

As Oil Spills Spread, Big Oil Tries To Bully Senators

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 …

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