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Hurricane Season is Here: Preparing our Coast for the Future

Subtropical Storm Alberto just drenched much of the southeast, killing at least four people. Significant storms before the official start of hurricane season seem to be becoming less and less …

Gulf Oysters: A National Treasure, Providing Natural Defenses

When people on the Gulf coast think of an oyster, what immediately comes to mind are the big, juicy blobs on the half-shell. But oysters are not just a delicious …

Is Maryland Shucking Its Oyster Sanctuaries?

Oysters on the Brink The once bountiful oysters of the Chesapeake Bay have been critically depleted due to a number of factors: Over-harvesting – By the late 1800’s nearly 20 …

The Toll on Gulf Oysters

It is small and slimy, and goes down easy with a little lemon. But the oyster isn’t just a treat for seafood lovers; these humble bivalves play an essential role …

Weekly News Roundup – November 4, 2011

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

Gulf Oyster Workers “Facing Tremendous Amount of Uncertainty” (Video)

Testimony Before Congress: Why the BP Oil Disaster is a Crime Scene

By Larry J. Schweiger I had the opportunity to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week on why the BP oil disaster is a …

Big Oil Meets Big Nature in Louisiana

By Larry J. Schweiger I write this from Venice, Louisiana, a few days after the explosion at British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig set off a massive oil spill …

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