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An oil barge, Flickr photo by the Gulf Restoration Network

New Oil Spill Fouls Mississippi River

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 …

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Bald Eagle Cam: Watch Decorah Eaglets Grow Up Live

We are gearing up for another year of bald eagle nest spying. The eagle cam, courtesy of the Raptor Resource Project, is a unique opportunity to witness bald eagle hatchlings grow …

Barges sit along the Mississippi River near the confluence of the Missouri River.

Shortsightedness Leads to Decline of River Habitat

America’s mightiest river, the Mississippi River, cuts through the middle of this country for more than 2,350 miles, providing habitat for hundreds of fish and wildlife species, but humans have …

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Study: Deepwater Horizon Oil Causes Heart Damage in Tuna

A new study has found that a chemical in oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill causes irregular heartbeats in bluefin and yellowfin tuna that can lead to heart …

A pilot whale breaking the surface of the Atlantic. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Emily Brigham.

Dangerous Waters: More Pilot Whales Stranded in Florida

UPDATED BELOW On January 22nd eight short-finned pilot whales died near Fort Myers, Florida and another six whales are unaccounted for. Pilot whales are normally deepwater creatures, and can become …

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Gulf Coast Wetlands Rapidly Declining

The Gulf of Mexico is losing more wetlands than anywhere else in the United States and it is losing them more rapidly than ever before, according to a new federal …

New App Can Save a Whale in the Southeast

Quick reporting can help save an animal’s life, but trying to find the right helpline to report injured wildlife is not always as easy as it seems. A new app …

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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 …

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

Study: Dolphins In Oiled Areas of Gulf “Very Sick”

A new peer-reviewed study makes the strongest case to date that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is harming dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. As part of the …

A brown-headed nuthatch, one of the studies indicator species. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Virginia Senechal.

Bioenergy and Biodiversity in the Southeast: Like Speeding in a Crowded Neighborhood?

The street to my house goes through a school zone and our neighborhood is full of kids. I have a school-aged daughter myself. I pride myself on being a safe driver. …

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