Acting Secretary Blank Announces $102 million in Wetlands, Barrier Island Restoration Awards for Louisiana

Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank today announced $102 million for three Louisiana projects in the Barataria and Terrebone basins, to restore deteriorated wetlands and barrier island habitats along the state’s coast.

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Snails Traveled on Birds Across Panama Canal, Study Says

Researchers found that at least two snails made the journey from one side of the North American continent to the other in the last million years.

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Have We Saved the Whales?

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September 26, 2011: It was a battle cry in the ’60s and ’70s — “Save the Whales” bumper stickers reflected a burgeoning green movement and deep concern about the decimation of the world’s whale populations. But decades later, do the whales still need saving? The important answer and much more about whales — including his dramatic rescue of humpback whale, “Valentina” — from Michael Fishbach, co-founder and co-director of The Great Whale Conservancy. Also: The planet’s missing heat may be found; why you should NOT eat a ray to save the bay; and Happy Birthday, Greenpeace!

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