Gulf Coast

Ten Years After the BP Oil Spill, Restoration Offers Hope for the Gulf

This blog post is co-authored with colleagues from National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, and Ocean Conservancy. On April 20, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil …

Estuaries Benefit from 20 New Projects to Restore the Gulf of Mexico

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill devastated wildlife and ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico. In an effort to restore the area, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation just announced …

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.

A Storm of Controversy Over A Hurricane Protection Plan in Texas

More than six million people call the greater Houston metro area home. The busy Houston Ship Channel supports the nation’s largest petrochemical complex. If a powerful hurricane made landfall here, …

Wins for Water and Wildlife in the Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Season is Here: Preparing our Coast for the Future

A Wild Year for the Whooping Crane

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 …

Cleaning Up the Texas Coast After Hurricane Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas in late August, it caused at least 75 deaths, billions of dollars of damage, and incalculable emotional suffering in addition to significant ecological impacts, …

Texas Birds and Bays – Hurricane Harvey’s Ecosystem Impacts

What will be the fate of wildlife and their habitats on the Texas Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey? Even as floodwaters from the most extreme rain event in …

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