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New Oil Spill Fouls Mississippi River

2/25/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

On Sunday, an oil barge travelling down the Mississippi River collided with a tugboat, spilling more than 31,000 gallons. Thankfully no one was hurt, but a 65-mile stretch of the river, and the entire port of New Orleans, had to […] Read more >

Alligator in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp

Will Alligators Return to the Central Wetlands?

10/8/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

49K activists from across the country have made restoration a real possibility.  New Orleans’ Central Wetlands were once a flourishing cypress swamp, home to a dizzying array of fish and wildlife, including alligators and hundreds of species of migrating birds. […] Read more >

Guest Post: It’s Still the Mighty River

5/19/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This post was written by Amanda Moore, NWF’s Coastal Louisiana Organizer in New Orleans. I have to admit, I was terrified to visit the overflowing banks of the Mighty Mississippi this week.  Not knowing what to expect (no one alive […] Read more >

The Big Uneasy Screening Across the Country

5/2/2011 // By George Sorvalis

Movie is a wake-up call to stopping water projects harming wildlife habitat and public safety Actor/Director Harry Shearer, perhaps best known as the voice behind several Simpsons characters like Ned Flanders and Mr. Burns, is touring the country promoting The […] Read more >

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Back In The Gulf, One Year Into The Oil Disaster

4/18/2011 // By Miles Grant

On Tuesday morning, we’ll head out of Myrtle Grove Marina on a small boat, heading out into Louisiana’s wetlands in search of lingering oil impacts. Our plan is to visit Bay Jimmy, then head out to Cat Island, prime breeding grounds for brown pelicans. Read more >

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Spring Breakers Take On Florida Restoration Challenge! Next Stop: Louisiana. Are You In?!

4/13/2011 // By Jenna Peters

For many, the words SPRING BREAK conjure up images of beach parties, road trips, and extended sleeping hours. While warm weather and suntans were certainly part of this group’s spring break – it was definitely not your typical trip. On April […] Read more >

A Cajun Call for Clean Energy

5/11/2010 // By Amanda Cooke

This past weekend, about 200 residents from the New Orleans area signed a huge banner with bold personal messages to express deep concern over America’s continuing addiction to oil. Read more >

The Big Ooze

4/30/2010 // By Jeremy Symons

Today, the Big Ooze meets the Big Easy and its surrounding marshes and communities along the Gulf coast. The horrific tragedy unfolds before us in slow motion. Unfortunately, the worst for the Gulf Coast’s economy and wildlife is yet to […] Read more >