Tag: Gulf of Mexico

Galveston: After the Oil Spill

Written by | April 10th, 2014

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On March 22, the country’s collective focus was once again on the Gulf of Mexico as 168,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay. Laura Huffman, director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas, explains the consequences and solutions of this ecological tragedy.

Restoration Week: Celebrating Marine Science in Action

Written by | June 3rd, 2013

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See how The Nature Conservancy is putting science in action to restore coastal habitat, adding natural defenses to storms and helping give coastal economies a boost.

Sweet Home Alabama

Written by | April 12th, 2013

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The future of the Gulf of Mexico is bright, thanks to hundreds (nearly 600!) of volunteers that descended upon Alabama to rebuild oyster reefs and help restore the Gulf.

Spring Is for Restoration! Join Us for an Epic Volunteer Event

Written by | March 14th, 2013

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You’re invited to help us do some hands-on, boots-on-the-ground work restoring the Gulf of Mexico. Join us and our partners Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Pelican Point along Mobile Bay, Alabama.

Clearing the Murky Waters: Where Are we Headed with Oyster Restoration?

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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The catastrophic declines in oyster abundance across the U.S. are well documented. So how much restoration is necessary before oysters once more benefit our coastal waters on a large scale?

How’s Our Water Doing? Answering that Question in the Bayou State

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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Louisiana has historically been a water-rich state, but that could change as sea-level rise and scarcity problems come closer. See how scientists are helping devise a state-wide water plan.

Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake Up Call for Coastal Restoration

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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Hurricane Isaac is a reminder of our vulnerability and a wake-up call that we need to use this amazing opportunity to reverse the fate of the Gulf Coast by investing in coastal restoration.

Cool Green Morning: Friday, July 20

Written by | July 20th, 2012

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TGICGM:

  1. What’s killing dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico? (Green)
  2. These palatial Vegas digs? Built out of 500,000 beer bottles. (Treehugger)
  3. Generally, affordable housing=not so energy efficient. (GreenBiz)
  4. Our lead scientist, Sanjayan, reports on the “megafires of the West.” (CBS News)
  5. Research indicates that a new method of trapping CO2 deep in the ocean maybe could possibly help ease our climate woes someday? (YaleE360)

All Things Water: Twitter Chat on July 24

Written by | July 3rd, 2012

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Join The Nature Conservancy for a Twitter chat about the intersection of reliable freshwater supplies and the health of oceans. Follow #TNCH2O on July 24, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST and submit your questions in the comments section.

A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish

Written by | May 15th, 2012

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Learn how a low cost, low risk and low tech solution is helping move millions of Alabama shad over dams for spawning.

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