BP oil spill

Eight Years After Deepwater Horizon

It has been eight 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 …

Protecting the Coast, Providing Wildlife Habitat: Pensacola’s Project GreenShores

How can communities best protect themselves against hurricanes and storms? Two decades ago the City of Pensacola, Florida began Project GreenShores, an effort to better protect its downtown by mimicking …

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 …

Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Restore a National Treasure

Collin O’Mara is the President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation Kyle Peterson is the Executive Director of the Walton Family Foundation Imagine if your state was suffering the …

Win for Wildlife: Louisiana Approves Master Restoration Plan

Making a Difference for the Gulf of Mexico

5 Ways Restoring the Gulf’s Estuaries Will Help Wildlife  

Whooping Crane

A Win for the Whooping Crane’s Texas Home

The Texas coast is also the winter home of the last wild flock of whooping cranes. These majestic birds winter in and around the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on San …

Progress Towards Restoring the Gulf for Wildlife

Now that BP and the other oil companies have settled with the states and the federal government, there is roughly $16 billion dollars available for restoration. But even this enormous sum …

Help the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

One species that profits from the wide range of benefits estuaries have to offer is the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. The Kemp’s ridley …

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