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Top 5 Natural Places to Visit in Texas

Anyone who knows me understands that I wear my love of Texas on my sleeve. As a born and bred Austin, Texas girl, my best memories are from the halcyon days of summer--annual road trips in the back of…

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Volunteers Rebuild Ocean Reefs in ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

I've probably heard the Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Sweet Home Alabama" a zilspilllion times in my life – high school dances, wedding receptions, and on the radio. But hearing it last weekend along the sh…

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A Smarter Way to Rebuild After Hurricanes

Seven short weeks ago, after days of storm warnings and evacuation orders, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the United States. The entire eastern seaboard, from Florida to Maine, was affected, as tropical…

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Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake-Up Call for Coastal Restoration

By Cindy Brown / The Nature Conservancy Cindy Brown is the Gulf Coast Program Director for The Nature Conservancy and a New Orleans native. Our conversation began with the simple message in her …

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Gulf Reels From Seafood Troubles

Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana's rich waters. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill ef…

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Oil Remains in Gulf Two Years Later

Well over 600 dolphins have been found dead or very ill since the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. So far in 2012, 100 have washed up on beaches dead or very sick in Louisiana's Barat…

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2 Years Later: Restoring the Gulf

By Cindy Brown, The Nature Conservancy It’s hard to believe that this month marks two years since the Deepwater Horizon unleashed the largest oil spill in our nation's history in the Gulf of Mexico…

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Why the Gulf Still Needs You

By Jonathan Hoekstra, The Nature Conservancy Is the story of the Gulf oil spill over? Not by a long shot. Does the Gulf—one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth—still need your help? As a…

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Oil Drilling to Resume in Gulf of Mexico

Thirteen companies will be allowed to restart their deepwater drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico, after being authorized to do so by the Dept. of the Interior. The federal government said these…

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Two New Fish Species Described Live in Gulf Oil Area

Research published in the Journal of Fish Biology describes two new species of pancake batfishes (Halieutichthys intermedius and H. bispinosus). They live in, or partially in, the area where oil has i…

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