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Deepwater Horizon, The Long Road to Recovery

Scientists from Audubon Nature Institute and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries prepare to release a sea turtle after being treated for oil exposure from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

It seems as though it happened just yesterday, but April 20 will mark the fourth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Eleven workers on the rig tragically lost their lives, and oil gushed from the damaged well for …

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Ocean Conservancy and the Gulf

A shallow-water coral reef in the Florida Keys. Photo courtesy of NOAA

The Gulf of Mexico is an extraordinary place, but despite the growing number of people who live, work and play on the Gulf Coast, we know very little about the Gulf in its entirety. Its wonders are bountiful, and its …

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Gulf Coast Islands Potentially Due BILLIONS

Photography by Tony Gilbert

After the ravages of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, the barrier islands of Louisiana and Mississippi are about to benefit from a major investment that could be worth several billion dollars. These narrow, sandy spits of land are …

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