Lacey McCormick’s Archive

Sea Turtles and the Everglades

Many people think of the Everglades as a unique freshwater wetland—it is! But the shorelines associated with the Everglades also provide important habitat for five of the seven sea turtle …

5 Unusual Species Found In and Around the Everglades

The Everglades once covered much of Florida from Orlando to Miami, but only about half of this unique subtropical wetland system remains today. Despite the losses, the Everglades is still …

Restoring the Gulf by Protecting the Coast

The recent addition of 470 acres to Alabama’s Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge is a perfect example of how Deepwater Horizon restoration dollars can make a difference for wildlife.

Oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico

Nine Years After Deepwater Horizon

It has been nine years since BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing eleven men and unleashing an 87 day-long torrent of crude oil into …

“Just Keep Going With This Work”

A Storm of Controversy Over A Hurricane Protection Plan in…

Gratitude for Gulf Restoration

7 Ways Congress Could Help Safeguard Communities, Wildlife From Hurricanes

The hurricanes of the past two years—Michael, Florence, Harvey, María and Irma—have made it clear that the combination of extreme storms and intense development in coastal areas have left people, …

Toxic Green Slime & Dead Fish as Far as the Eye Can See

Southwest Florida is currently being hit not by one, but by two, massive outbreaks of toxic algae. It could take many years for these systems to fully recover. The National Wildlife …

One Year After Hurricane Harvey, Are We Ready for Future Storms?

It’s been one year since Hurricane Harvey struck Texas, lashing the coast and dumping record-breaking amounts of rain over Houston and surrounding communities. The resulting floodwaters damaged over 204,000 residences …

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