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  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said oil drilling in Gulf posed low risk to endangered wildlife in 2007 memo

     
    NEW ORLEANS — Less than three years before the Gulf oil spill erupted, federal regulators concluded several offshore drilling projects posed a low risk to endangered wildlife -- a determination that contrasts sharply with recent scenes of birds...
  • Gulf oil spill: Oil plagues Louisiana's largest pelican nesting area

     
    Although BP's well may be sealed for now, oil continues to seep onto shorelines and marshes, coating wildlife with a thin sheen. It's seeped onto Raccoon Island, Louisiana's largest pelican nesting area, which is home to about 10,000 nesting birds.......
  • Gulf oil spill: Well will stay sealed through storm

     
    Federal officials said Thursday that they would leave the damaged BP well sealed even if the site is evacuated in advance of a storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. “The decision has been made to leave the cap on......
  • Gulf oil spill: No evidence of oil in dead turtles

     
    Necropsies conducted on 10 of 38 sea turtles found stranded on Gulf Coast beaches since April 30 showed no evidence of oil, externally or internally, federal wildlife investigators said Wednesday. All of the recovered sea turtles were dead except one,.......
  • Authorities investigate possible link between shrimping and Gulf Coast sea turtle deaths

     
    GULFPORT, Miss. — Federal authorities are investigating whether fishermen eager to maximize their catch ahead of the massive oil slick threatening the Gulf Coast have been killing endangered sea turtles, an official said Wednesday. Wildlife officials...
  • Gulf oil spill: More fishing areas closed

     
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Friday expanded the boundaries of its no-fishing zones to better reflect the growing and drifting plume of oil from the Deepwater Horizon well blowout. The ban also was extended to May 17. NOAA noted.......
  • Gulf oil spill: Oyster beds, shrimp areas closed

     
    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced the closure Saturday of oyster harvesting beds west of the Mississippi River, as a precautionary response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The closed areas were identified as......
  • Gulf oil spill: Are chemical dispersants a threat?

     
    Chemical dispersants may be an essential tool in breaking up swaths of the massive gulf oil spill as it moves toward beaches and wetlands. But a political battle over their makeup and possible health effects is brewing, with local officials......
  • Gulf oil spill: Tensions mount over clean-up jobs

     
    Louisiana fishermen, thrown out of work by the massive oil spill that has closed coastal waters, are jockeying for jobs to contain the mess. But just who gets those jobs is a source of mounting tension. Some workers are getting......
  • Gulf oil spill: More tar balls wash up; turtles, dolphins found dead

     
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries confirmed Wednesday that tar balls that washed up on the beach at South Pass in Plaquemines Parish, La., are from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Biologists found the sticky, dark-colored blobs on the beach....
  • Whisker-snouted sturgeon, a prehistoric holdover, flourishes in Wisconsin

     
    SHAWANO, Wis. — It's been a tough fight for the whisker-snouted sturgeon. The fish survived whatever killed the dinosaurs and have struggled against habitat destruction and overfishing. Now many of its 25 species are endangered, but a small pocket in......