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Gulf Coast Wetlands Rapidly Declining

1/8/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

The Gulf of Mexico is losing more wetlands than anywhere else in the United States and it is losing them more rapidly than ever before, according to a new federal report that assessed the status of wetlands in the United […] Read more >

Defending Habitat Restoration for Louisiana Brown Pelicans

8/22/2013 // By Kelly Wagner

The diverse wetlands of the Mississippi River Delta support more than 400 bird species, including the brown pelican, but these wetlands are disappearing at an astonishing rate. Unfortunately, one of our best hopes for restoring the delta habitat, the Mid-Barataria […] Read more >

[credit: NOAA] "Researchers collect a urine sample from Y12, a 16-year-old adult male bottlenose dolphin caught near Grand Isle, Louisiana in August 2011."

Speak Up for Gulf Restoration to Honor Dolphin Y12

6/26/2013 // By Kelly Wagner

  At the third anniversary of the Gulf oil spill this spring, NWF reported more than 650 dolphins were found stranded in the oil spill area since the Gulf oil disaster began–more than four times the historical average. It is […] Read more >

Sandhill Crane. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Shortsighted Senate Water Bill Will Damage Rivers and Wildlife, Fleece Taxpayers

5/15/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Today, the Senate voted 83-14 to pass the Water Resources Development Act of 2013, S.601. Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said in response: This shortsighted bill will leave Americans at greater risk of flooding, damage […] Read more >

Mississippi River’s newest distributary in danger of being closed

3/18/2013 // By Emily Guidry Schatzel

Last year during Mardi Gras, the Mississippi River carved a small outlet through its bank and found a shorter route to the Gulf of Mexico.This was the river’s way of naturally reconnecting with its surrounding wetlands — a natural delta process […] Read more >

Anchor-handling tugboats battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

For Gulf Restoration, Every Dollar Counts

3/7/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

This weekend I had the opportunity to discuss what BP might face at trial for the Gulf oil disaster with some eloquent thought leaders, including Tulane political science professor and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry. We discussed the continuing “unusual mortality event” […] Read more >

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Speak up for River Otters in Louisiana’s Mardi Gras Pass

1/23/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

Last year during Mardi Gras, the Mississippi River did something perfectly ordinary and yet utterly extraordinary: it carved a small outlet in its eastern bank and found a shorter route to the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after, river otters began […] Read more >

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1,000 Days Late and Billions of Dollars Short

1/14/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Tomorrow marks one thousand days since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, spewing millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico over 87 days. The oil spill devastated the Gulf’s economy, ecosystems, and wildlife all of which […] Read more >

Pelican in flight. Photo by Rick Lewis.

Lagniappe for the Mississippi River Delta—and the Gulf of Mexico

11/20/2012 // By David Muth

Last Thursday began with a buzz of speculation for those of us in the Mississippi River Delta Restoration campaign. The Justice department was going to announce a settlement with BP of the criminal charges arising from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. […] Read more >

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Gulf Dolphins are Still Dying—Don’t Let BP Off Easy

11/16/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

Two and a half years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, dolphins across the northern Gulf of Mexico are still dying in high numbers. Yesterday, BP agreed to […] Read more >