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A dolphin swimming in oiled waters, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

BP Vs. Science

3/30/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

Nearly five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, scientists are finally starting to get their arms around the impacts of the oil and dispersants on the Gulf of Mexico. BP is not happy with much of the research that …

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Five Years After the Oil Spill, Dead Dolphins and 25,000-Pound Tar Mat Found

3/18/2015 // By Emily Guidry Schatzel

One day after BP released a report saying the Gulf is on the road to recovery, we took a trip to one of the most impacted areas from the BP oil spill—Barataria Bay, Louisiana. From a dead baby dolphin to …

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10 Things BP’s New Report Doesn’t Tell You

3/17/2015 // By Ryan Fikes

BP has just released a new report on the state of the Gulf, called Gulf of Mexico: Environmental Recovery and Restoration. The glossy report is filled with footnotes and citations, but leaves key pieces of science out. If you are …

National Wildlife Week: Going Batty in Austin, TX

3/10/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

At Bat Conservation International in Austin, TX, Dianne Odegard is education and public outreach manager. At home, as a bat rehabilitator, she can have 7-8 native species of insectivorous bats in her care at a time. Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge …

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National Wildlife Week: Atlanta Partnership Comes Together for Pollinators

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

As a growing number of organizations spring to action on behalf of declining populations of pollinators across the country, partnerships like the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP), which was initiated in 2009, are seeing great success in creating homes for …

Science Links Dolphin Deaths to BP Oil Spill – Again

2/13/2015 // By Lacey McCormick

Five years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, dolphins in the oiled area are still dying in high numbers. The evidence was already quite strong that BP’s oil was to blame for these ongoing deaths. A 2013 study found that …

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5 Steps Toward Restoring the Gulf of Mexico

12/9/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

Nearly five years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, setting off a catastrophe that killed 11 men and sent more than four million barrels of oil deep into the Gulf. Recently, scientists mapped the location of a portion of …

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A $100M Step Toward Restoring the Gulf

11/24/2014 // By Ryan Fikes

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a second round of Gulf restoration projects, totaling $99.2 million. A total of 25 projects across the Gulf will seek to restore and increase the resilience of the Gulf’s natural resources. Over …

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A Bird’s Eye View of Coastal Erosion

11/14/2014 // By Kelly Wagner

Each day I pass an egret on the way to work that lingers in the watery ditches in my town. It amuses me that this elegant bird seems to give little concern to the cars that are passing within ten …

NWF Earth Tomorrow® Leaders get ‘Down and Dirty’ for Rivers Alive

11/7/2014 // By Crystal Grant

Youth leaders from National Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta Earth Tomorrow® Program joined forces with Atlanta community volunteers, donned their boots, suited up, and gave a whole new meaning to “going green” at the 2014 Rivers Alive Creek and Park Clean-up Event …

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