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Galveston Bay Oil Spill: Resources From the Cornell Lab

By on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 - 5 Comments

As with the timing of the Deepwater Horizon disaster four years ago, this week’s oil spill in Galveston Bay comes at just about the worst time of year for the ecologically important Texas Gulf Coast. Thousands of wintering waterbirds throng … Continue reading

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Oil Spill and Delta Restoration Videos Look To the Future

By on Monday, April 18th, 2011 - 2 Comments

The one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill is this week, and chances are you’ve seen plenty of reminders on TV and online. Many news outlets are again playing the images of tarballs, beach cleanup, and containment boom that made … Continue reading

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Living Bird summer issue now free online

By on Monday, October 25th, 2010 - No Comments

How hard can it be to lose a flamingo? Well, the above species, James’s Flamingo, went missing for fully half the twentieth century, before an expedition rediscovered them in the volcanic lakes of Bolivia’s Altiplano, 14,000 feet above sea level. … Continue reading

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Oil spill news: Species-by-species tally released

By on Friday, September 17th, 2010 - 7 Comments

This week we were encouraged to see that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has begun posting counts of bird species that have been recovered in the Gulf of Mexico during the oil spill. The first such report lists 4,676 … Continue reading

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Louisiana update: When oil stops, the hard work can begin (slideshow)

By on Thursday, July 29th, 2010 - 15 Comments

Our multimedia production team returned from their 7-week trip to the Gulf Coast on July 20. Coincidentally, that was just a few days after BP’s latest cap managed to stop the leaking oil (a permanent end is expected in August, … Continue reading

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