Endangered and Threatened Species

You’re invited: Protect the Pearl River

There is major opportunity coming up for you to weigh-in on the destructive “One Lake” plan, which involves creating a new dam and lake on the Pearl River near Jackson, Mississippi. Among other things, this project will impact flooding and water quantity downstream, fill 1800 acres of floodplain wetlands, and likely impact the restoration of …

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Keep Louisiana’s Black Bear

The Louisiana Black Bear, a species currently under protection, is at risk of removal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species list.The bear has been listed as a protected species since 1992. In that time, populations have been studied, and in some cases, have even grown. However, the species still faces threats of …

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BP’s Oil and Impacts

Over 600 scientists met last week at the 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference in Houston, Texas. Presented studies examine the effects of the BP drilling disaster, several showing a vast area on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico where marine life is sparser than it was before toxic “oil …

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Attending Frog Church in Violet

This January, I traveled to the ditches of Plaquemines and St Bernard to hear the glorious choruses of winter frogs with the Louisiana Master Naturalists, as part of the North American Amphibian Monitoring Program. Among elders, specialists, and interested naturalists with ears, we silently stood in the shoulder of highway 46 and listened for the …

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Talking Land and Dams on 91.5fm

It’s baaack! With the help of WTUL 91.5fm, GRN is getting the word out about the resurrection of theWashington Parish Dam.Listen as I talk to WTUL’s JanetHaysabout this waste of taxpayer money. Since 2001, this project has come back from the dead, again and again, to haunt Northshore residents. Each time, the purpose of the …

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Gulf’s Only Great Whale in Trouble

Under the definition of “in harm’s way,” there should be a photo of the Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s (pronounced BROO-dus) whale.This forty-foot whale cousin to blues and humpbacks, and the only great whale known to reside in the Gulf is in desperate straits. The population numbers fewer than 50 individuals according to the government’s best …

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