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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)...

2008-07-31 03:00:28

NEW ORLEANS - A large fuel spill that has shut down 100 miles of the Mississippi River for four days has had a limited effect on wildlife so far, but officials are worried about fragile wetlands downstream. Almost 800 cleanup workers used containment booms, vacuum skimmers and other equipment Saturday to continue scrubbing oil- coated riverbanks along the nation's busiest inland waterway. A tanker and a barge collided early Wednesday, spilling about 419,000 gallons of fuel oil from...


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