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Gulf Wetlands

The Gulf One Month After Hurricane Isaac

Steven Apfelbaum | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Steven Apfelbaum

For the now-destabilized Gulf Coastal wetland ecosystems, a slow-moving hurricane with heavy rain and high, shoreline-pounding surf may be the most damaging type of storm. This is true especially around the mouth of the Mississippi River, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Isaac.

Texas Wetland Restoration Could Be Model For Gulf

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green

BAYTOWN, Texas — Brown pelicans, long-necked egrets, flamingo-like roseate spoonbills and squawking seagulls fly lazily around a Texas Gulf Coas...

World Wetlands Day Today

Karl Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karl Grossman

Today, February 2, marks the 14th annual celebration of World Wetlands Day. It is telling that the event is only in its 14th year -- an acknowledgme...

Fulfilling President Obama's Gulf Coast Restoration Pledge

Paul Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Harrison

Three days before President Obama's visit to Louisiana to commemorate the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, a broad, bi-partisan coal...

Gulf Oil Spill: Cleaning Wetlands May Be Impossible

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The gooey oil washing into the maze of marshes along the Gulf Coast could prove impossible to remove, leaving a toxic stew lethal ...

20 Thoughts on 20 Billion Bucks

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The oil-company spill-containment plans must be working better than we thought -- there hasn't been a single dead walrus washed ashore yet.