Dan Favre

This Isn’t Settled Yet

The fight to hold BP fully accountable is far from over.Big news today: BP has agreed to plead guilty to a number of criminal charges from their disaster in the Gulf and pay an unprecedented $4.5 billion dollars in criminal fines and other payments. The largest oil disaster in our nation’s history warrants record-high criminal …

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Better Uses for BP’s Profits

BP may be profitable again, but they’ve still got work to do – and money to spend – in the Gulf. Photo of Elmer’s Island, LA on September 26, 2012. BP released its third quarter earnings yesterday, announcing that they netted $5.5 billion in profit! Wow. They also increased the dividend to their shareholders, while …

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And the winner is . . .

Huge thanks everyone who participated in the Defend the Gulf Short Film Showcase competition! We had some great submissions this year covering a number of different Gulf environmental issues – from the Dead Zone to wetlands loss to the BP oil disaster.Alas, there can only be one winner per category, so without further ado . …

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Storm in the Gulf

August 29th will always be an infamous day on the Gulf Coast. Seven years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina and its storm surge swamped the Gulf Coast and the world watched us drown. This week was supposed to be filled with solemn commemorations and celebrations of how far we’ve come since 80% of New Orleans …

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Paddling the Heart of America

A 4,000-mile Kayaking Adventure from Minnesota to Key West to Protect Our WatersTallahassee, Florida, is a mere thirty minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. This made for some of Daniel Alvarez’s best childhood memories. He grew up playing on St. George Island, and the Gulf’s tranquil expanse was always within sight and traveling range. Over …

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Creature Feature: The Magnificent Frigatebird

A male magnificent frigatebird puffs up its throat pouch to attract a mate. Photo by US Fish and Wildlife Service.For humans, the ability to distinguish one sex from another is second-nature. Among seabirds, however, one of the only species with easily spotted distinctions between males and females is the magnificent frigatebird. For these birds gender …

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