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Earth Day Commandments for the Great Lakes

4/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

I was at a party recently when a friend began interrogating me about what I was doing to protect the Great Lakes from polluters, invasive species and other problems facing the largest source of surface freshwater on the planet. “Well, […] 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 >

Cut the Cost of Gas: Buy a Truck?

4/18/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

Fuel efficiency innovation puts money back in every consumer’s pocket. With gas prices still up, March car and truck sales figures showed robust sales of fuel efficient cars and SUVs.   And this time, as we’ve seen gas prices rise, US […] Read more >

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When the Oil Wells Run Dry

3/30/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil is good to the last drop, and we may see the last drop in our lifetimes. According to a new report by British bank HSBC, the world may only have 50 years of oil left and 176 years of […] Read more >

Exxon Valdez cleanup (via Flickr's JimBrickett)

The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Now In Its 22nd Year

3/24/2011 // By Miles Grant

It was 22 years ago today that, with a captain who’d been drinking and an exhausted mate at the wheel, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. But it wouldn’t quite be accurate to say this […] Read more >

Unknown substance off Elmer's Island, LA (by NWF's Chris Pulaski)

NWF Tracking Reports of Three Separate Incidents in Gulf

3/23/2011 // By Miles Grant

Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we’ve been tracking (at times conflicting) reports about both oil and sediment spotted off Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. This story’s still developing, and we’re frankly frustrated at the lack of solid information, […] Read more >

Marshes off Venice, LA (May 2010)

Coast Guard: New Gulf Sheen Likely Not an Oil Spill

3/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation is tracking reports of a substance fouling the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. So far, Coast Guard tests seem to indicate it’s not a new oil spill, but an area of sediment with traces of […] Read more >

He’s Back! BP’s Tony Hayward Cuts Deal To Drill In Arctic Wildlife Haven

1/24/2011 // By Miles Grant

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward is back in the news – and once again, he’s putting critical wildlife habitat at risk. Read more >

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Uncovering the Secret in the Sand – Buried Oil Remains After Cleanup

1/20/2011 // By Bob Serata

Many of the oil-fouled beaches along the Gulf coast and barrier islands have been scoured, scraped, raked and filtered clean. Tourist beaches and beaches in front of high-rise condominiums along the Florida panhandle and eastern shores of Alabama are spectacularly white […] Read more >

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Clean Car Future in Detroit

1/19/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

by Danielle Korpalski and Frank Szollosi, reporting from the North American International Auto Show. Three things you can count on at a big car show in Detroit: big engines, bright lights, and beautiful models. What was really sexy, though, was taking […] Read more >