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2010-06-22 13:51:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has launched the Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife, made possible with proceeds from BP's share of net revenue from oil recovered from the Deepwater Horizon site. With an initial commitment of $5 million, the fund will support immediate actions to safeguard the populations of species most at risk from the Gulf oil spill, notably shorebirds, waterfowl, marsh birds and sea turtles. NFWF is working...

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2010-06-03 07:20:00

These images, acquired on May 24, 2010 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft, show the encroachment of oil from the former Deepwater Horizon rig into Louisiana's wildlife habitats. The source of the spill is located off the southeastern (bottom right) edge of the images. Dark filaments of oil are seen approaching the shores of Blind Bay and Redfish Bay at the eastern edge of the Mississippi River delta, and also nearing Garden Island Bay...

2010-05-27 13:01:00

Brown Pelicans and Other Species on the Brink as Oil Inundates Coastal Refuges WASHINGTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, brown pelicans and other birds were among those in danger of extinction from the effects of pesticides like DDT. Carson, whose birthday is celebrated today, spurred public outrage and launched a new era of strong government protection for air, land, water and wildlife. As the Gulf oil disaster continues unabated,...

2010-05-26 12:30:00

Sites in AL, FL, LA, MS and TX Highlighted - "Special Places" in Grave Jeopardy Today; Potential Impacts Underscore the Steep Cost of America's Addiction to Oil. WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Padre Island National Seashore in Texas to the Everglades National Park in Florida, the 15 national parks, wildlife refuges and state parks in Gulf states most threatened by the ongoing BP oil blowout are identified in a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)...

2008-10-06 03:00:14

By Anonymous Hurricane Gustav resulted in at least 33 oil spills, ranging from simple sheens to 8,000-gallon spills, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today. Most of the oil spills were sheens, not slicks, so were of minimal wildlife concern, the agency said. Although not as severe an impact as the 8 million gallons of oil spilled during hurricanes Katrina and Rita, one of the spills related to Gustav coated brown pelicans; that spill, which occurred 25 miles northwest of Breton...

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 5--The endangered brown pelican, which faced extinction in California 50 years ago, is returning in record numbers to the Farallon Islands, according to the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. "It's good to see that there are that many on the Farallon Islands," said Melissa Pitkin, the observatory's education and outreach director. "It's an amazing story." The bird observatory -- now known as PRBO Conservation Science- has been...


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