Remember how marine life off Louisiana appeared to be mistaking oil for habitat? Sounds like the same thing is now happening off Florida: Ten miles off Pensacola Beach on Sunday afternoon floated what looked like the biggest swirl of peanut… Read more >
As ugly images emerge from the Gulf Coast of wildlife oiled and dying from BP’s gigantic spill, the Obama Administration is rushing to build a pipeline to funnel an even dirtier fuel, known as tar sands via a massive pipeline. The… Read more >
That’s what Dr. Doug Inkley warned me on the phone just a few minutes ago, calling me at 11:30pm on a Thursday night, asking me to log on to my email to see newly-released photos of oiled brown pelicans. When… Read more >
Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation, has compiled startling numbers on dolphin & sea turtle strandings so far. Here’s what he found: The 244 endangered & threatened sea turtle strandings in the spill area is 6… Read more >
We’re learning new details about the effects of dispersants on the massive BP oil disaster, now estimated on the low end to be 19 million gallons. University of South Florida researchers say they’ve now discovered a huge swath of subsurface… Read more >
Doug described seeing a brown pelican with its wings dirtied by heavy brown oil. The bird was preening in an attempt to clean itself off.
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Federal regulators weren’t concerned about the risk of a catastrophic blowout & spill at the Deepwater Horizon site, according to a report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune: BP estimated that in the worst case, a blowout at the well would… Read more >
The National Wildlife Federation is one of several conservation organizations sponsoring this new ad: Tell Interior Secretary Ken Salazar: No more oil spills, especially in critical polar bear habitat. Read more >
BP is still refusing to reveal exactly what’s in that dispersant. Like so many aspects of BP’s oil spill response, the redacted passages would be comical if the disaster wasn’t so serious.
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“In Washington, it’s been said that ‘it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up’ – but in this case, it’s both the crime and the cover-up that are an outrage,” said NWF President & CEO Larry Schweiger. Read more >