BP oil spill

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 …

Big Plans for a Tiny Island

In the Gulf of Mexico, the National Wildlife Federation works to identify and advocate for sound investment of money from the BP oil spill settlement into restoration projects that will …

Gratitude for Gulf Restoration

Just before Thanksgiving, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced 21 new restoration projects across the Gulf totaling more than $280 million. The projects selected in this round–the sixth for this funding …

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

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

Win for Wildlife: Louisiana Approves Master Restoration Plan

Making a Difference for the Gulf of Mexico

The National Wildlife Federation recently released a new interactive, online report – Making the Most of Restoration: Priorities for a Recovering Gulf. This report stresses the importance of restoring the Gulf’s …

5 Ways Restoring the Gulf’s Estuaries Will Help Wildlife  

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded seven years ago—April 20th, 2010. The restoration process, however, is really just getting started. Payments from BP’s 2016 settlement become available for the first …

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 …

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