News Roundup – Wildlife »

Scientists are concerned with the impacts the oil spill could have on Florida’s manatee populations and despite many theories none can say for certain what the impacts on these gentle creatures will be according to Digital Journal. Janelle Jordon of CF News 13 takes an in-depth look at how rescue centers are preparing to handle the  influx… Read more »

News Roundup – News »

John Rudolf from the New York Times tracks the spill as it creeps closer to the Loop Current – the unpredictable ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico through the Florida Keys and into the Atlantic.  The article has some excellent thermal images showing the loop current in relation to the oil spill…. Read more »

MMS’s complicity in Gulf oil disaster challenged in court »

Today, Defenders was joined by the Southern Environmental Law Center in filing a  lawsuit challenging the Minerals Management Service’s (MMS) complicity in the Gulf oil disaster and continued lax oversight of oil drilling operations, including its failure to require a thorough examination of spill risks from exploratory drilling operations like the Deepwater Horizon. The legal filing seeks… Read more »

“Stop the job” – sometimes »

Guest post by Nancy Gloman, vice president for Field Conservation at Defenders. This week finds me visiting our Florida office, where I have come to see what preparations are being made to handle impacts to wildlife and wildlife habitats when oil from the Gulf disaster inevitably comes ashore.  My week began with a trip to the Humane Society… Read more »