News Roundup – Wildlife Impacts

Oil rig close up (Krista Schlyer)

Oil rig close up (Krista Schlyer)

Defenders of Wildlife board member Jeff Corwin, reporting for CBS News from Pascagoula, Mississippi, works with scientists who are rushing to gather baseline information on the sharks living the Gulf of Mexico – before the oil hits. Watch the video too.

Oil has hit the Chandeleur Islands off Louisiana, reports Jill Leovy for the Los Angeles Times.

Oil is washing up at Breton National Wildlife Refuge, created by Teddy Roosevelt, and the only refuge he ever visited, reports Douglas Brinkley for Yale Environment 360, part of the Guardian Environment Network.

Kimberly Miller for the Palm Beach Post says that the Gulf Coast is preparing to prioritize what to try to save, because oil slick responders can only do so much.

“We will not rest until we get the job done,” says Interior Secretary Ken Salazar during a visit to Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Alabama. Report from Chasity Byrd of WALA-TV.

One Response to “News Roundup – Wildlife Impacts”

  1. Janelle Ghiorso

    It is so sad what humans are doing to their only home. Many justify all this by claiming that its good pay. Well, what good is that when your future is becoming a cesspool? Everyone needs to take a good look at this and not just accept it. Even if you work for the oil companies, ask yourself what is so important that you would contribute to this type of destruction, or are you just being selfish? Because if you are, it WILL come back to haunt you in the future, when your home is destroyed.

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