Posts Tagged: Louisiana

Expert Richard Charter says: Too soon to tell impacts of explosion »

Last night, Canadian TV’s news staff got on the phone with Richard Charter, offshore drilling expert and senior policy adviser at Defenders of Wildlife, to hear what he had to say about the explosion of the Vermilion 380, an offshore drilling platform owned by Mariner Energy of Houston. “Everyone is relieved that 13 workers were rescued safely from the waters, but in terms of environmental consequences it’s too early to tell.”

Oil disaster extends reach of damage to Canada »

Migratory birds returning to the Gulf of Mexico after a summer spent in Canada’s Boreal Forest have no idea what’s in store for them when they touch down. By October, large numbers of ducks will flock south, ready to spend the winter in Louisiana marshlands typically rich with food. What impacts will a Gulf vastly different from that of last year have on these birds?

Tracking whale sharks with Jeff Corwin »

Join Defenders of Wildlife board member Jeff Corwin as he continues to document how the Gulf oil disaster will impact wildlife in the region. In this Nightly News piece with MSNBC’s Brian Williams, Jeff dives right in to check on the health of the largest fish on the planet: the whale shark.