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NWF Finds Marine Life Struggling In Oil Slick Off Florida

6/19/2010 // By Miles Grant

The front page of Pensacola’s newspaper today proudly proclaims the beaches of Perdido Key have been declared safe because there’s no oil slick within 100 yards of shore. But 20 miles southeast of the Florida city, a National Wildlife Federation-chartered […] Read more >

David Mizejewski: “We Are Part Of The Ecosystem” (Video)

6/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

Help ensure NWF has the funding needed to be on the front lines helping wildlife >>   For all the latest news on how the oil spill is impacting the Gulf Coast’s wildlife & to learn how you can help, […] Read more >

Silence Spreads As BP Signs Up Boat Captains & Fishermen

6/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

Remember the Venice, La.-based fishing boat captain who explained to me how fish are mistaking blobs of oil for habitat? Or the one who brought a bottle of oil back to Venice Marina? One month later, I’m back in Venice. […] Read more >

Smashed Pelican Eggs & New Oil Disaster Flow Estimate

6/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

Can you believe BP once would have us believe the Gulf oil gusher was only spewing 40,000 gallons a day? Today, the Obama administration said its latest estimates show the gusher could be pumping as much as 2.4 million gallons […] Read more >

NWF Trip Finds Louisiana Marsh “Eerily Quiet”

6/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

A Louisiana fishing boat captain led National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski & several reporters to an oil-stained marsh yesterday. A Reuters reporter reveals what they found: In marshy areas, vegetation is blackened from oil, and looks burnt just above […] Read more >

NWF’s David Mizejewski: Why We Must Try To Save Oiled Birds

6/11/2010 // By Miles Grant

Even if oiled birds like the brown pelican are cleaned, significant numbers won’t survive their return to the wild. Should we try to rehabilitate them anyway?
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Helping Wildlife With Grace

6/11/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

As the bleak news continues to flow from the oil spill disaster in the Gulf, there is one thing that is keeping spirits a little bit lighter: the amazing outpouring of support from people–especially children–across the country who are doing […] Read more >

Tar Sands Report – Why Dirty Fuels Don’t Make Sense for America

6/9/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Download NWF_TarSands_final_pages Today National Wildlife Federation is releasing a new report Staying Hooked on a Dirty Fuel: Why Canadian Tar Sands are a Bad Bet for the United States.  The report is being released one week […] Read more >

Video: Dolphin in Oily Waters Off Grand Isle East State Park

6/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

Former National Wildlife Federation staffer Denise Ryan captured this video of a dolphin swimming near the pier at Louisiana’s Grand Isle East State Park. Here are some of her notes: The park was open but the beach closed. They did […] Read more >

This Isn’t What Jimmy Buffett Had in Mind

6/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

A song lyric by Jimmy Buffett takes on an eerie new meaning in the wake of the BP oil disaster.
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