News Gulf Oil Spill

Audubon website drips in oil to mark 2nd anniversary of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Fri, 20/04/2012 - 16:50

A gooey brown virtual oil slick is covering the National Audubon Society website - take your chance to clean up the virtual oil spill by taking action to protect the environment.

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Audubon scientists find Gulf birds and oil too close for comfort

Thu, 14/10/2010 - 08:37

Residual oil and chemicals from BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster pose substantial ongoing risks to birds that breed or nest along hard-hit areas of the Louisiana coast, according to new National Audubon Society field surveys.

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Bahamas National Trust examines seabirds major nesting areas after the oil spill

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 17:48

The Bahamas National Trust (BirdLife in the Bahamas) began surveys of seabirds colonies in the Western and SW Bahamas – Cay Sal Bank area to measure possible oil spill impact.

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Arctic-breeding birds will be among next victims of the Gulf oil disaster

Fri, 02/07/2010 - 12:55

For the next six months, beginning in early July, tens of millions of shorebirds, waterfowl and other migratory birds will land on oiled beaches, in sullied coastal wetlands and on tainted ocean waters.

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Gulf Disaster—Audubon Responds

Thu, 17/06/2010 - 16:15

Audubon President explores threats to birds and their habitat on location in the Gulf

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Mississippi River can buy time for Louisiana wetlands, scientists say

Mon, 14/06/2010 - 13:53

Mississippi River water can keep oil away from some of Louisiana's fragile marshes, buying time for critical response efforts, says Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the U.S.) coastal scientist G. Paul Kemp, Ph.D.

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Help Audubon win $200,000 for Gulf of Mexico response

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 13:50

Audubon can receive a $200,000 donation for our Gulf of Mexico response by getting the most votes in the Environment/Wildlife category of the American Express Members project.

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Oil Spill Answers from Bird Conservation Expert on the Ground

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 07:20

A week after oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon's (BirdLife Partner in the US) Melanie Driscoll raced to Venice, Louisiana, to lend her expertise. Melanie reflects on the challenges of rescuing birds and coordinating an army of volunteers, and the unfortunate negative impacts some efforts to fight the spill are having on birds.

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Community Spirit

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 16:58

Alone we are all a single voice. But by working with others we achieve so much more. We get heard. Our news in May highlighted how a community spirit enables us to be far greater than just the sum of our parts...

Over 300 dead birds are likely Gulf spill victims

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 14:38

More than 300 sea birds, the bulk of them brown pelicans and northern gannets, have been found dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast during the first five weeks of the oil spill off Louisiana, wildlife officials reported on Monday.

Oil found at Audubon's Rainey Sanctuary - Video

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 13:17

Small amounts of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill were found at Audubon's Paul J. Rainey Wildlife Sanctuary...

Oil spill's early Impact on Mississippi Barrier Islands - Video

Tue, 25/05/2010 - 13:14

Audubon (BirdLife Partner in the US) Volunteer captures images and discribes oiled wildlife and oil "blobs" on barrier island off the coast of Mississippi.

US environment leaders send letter to President Obama

Fri, 21/05/2010 - 07:31

Audubon President Dr Frank Gill and ten other leaders send letter to President Obama urging more direct oversight of oil spill disaster

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Audubon’s President speaks out on Gulf Oil Spill

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 16:50

Audubon is gravely concerned about the ultimate toll this unprecedented environmental crisis will have on the already strained Gulf Coast ecosystem. Audubon has recruited more than 12,000 volunteers to assist with on-the-ground response efforts.

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Wildlife death toll from oil spill uncertain

Wed, 19/05/2010 - 06:19

Federal officials say they don't know whether a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico killed 189 sea turtles, birds and other animals found dead since it started.

Audubon oil spill response volunteer - Video

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 09:02

Meet Liz, who's volunteering with Audubon in Venice, Louisiana. "I'm here volunteering at Cypress Cove Marina in Venice, La., and we're volunteering with the Audubon Society. We're waiting for any of the birds to show up from out where they're having the oil slicks, and we're waiting to help transport if there's anything we can do to help."

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Audubon oil spill response volunteer - Video

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 08:58

Meet Elizabeth, who’s volunteering with Audubon in Venice, Louisiana. "I'm Elizabeth Underwood. I'm a resident of New Orleans, La., where I've lived for 17 years. I am volunteering with the Audubon organization to help with oiled-bird rescue in any way that I can because I understand the deep link between the health of our coast and the health of my city and my future. I'm very passionate about protecting the environment, and I'm very honored to be able to be out here and be of service."

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Concerns grow for the IBAs, wildlife and gulf coast habitat

Fri, 14/05/2010 - 20:21

Oil from the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico is getting closer to more Important Bird Areas - concerns grow for the wildlife and gulf coast habitat.

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