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Environment
4:00 am
Thu February 2, 2012

National Save the Songbird Campaign Kicks Off in New Orleans

The National Wildlife Federation is starting a campaign to replenish habitats for dwindling songbird populations.
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A team of volunteers has restored a half-acre patch of City Park to attract songbirds. Eileen Fleming reports it’s the start of a national campaign to save one million songbirds by creating 50,000 acres of new habitat.

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Environment
4:00 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Dead Zone Mapped in Chandeleur Sound

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation releases a map of a dead zone detected in Chandeleur Sound.
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Scientists have confirmed a “dead zone,’ or low-oxygen water levels, in the Chandeleur Sound. Eileen Fleming reports the area is four times larger than the region found in 2010.

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Gulf Oil Spill
7:33 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

Interior Secretary Opens Gulf Lease Sale, Then Visits Business Hurt By BP Spill

The Interior Department is reviewing more than $700 million dollars in bids to drill in the western Gulf of Mexico. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the major bids in the first sale since the BP oil spill last year, and then visited a business still reeling from the spill.

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:03 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Interior Secretary Conducts Gulf Oil Lease Sale

The Interior Department has conducted the first sale of leases on drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP spill last year. It comes after environmental groups failed to block the sale.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar traveled to New Orleans to announce bids on leases for the western Gulf off Texas. He says deepwater drilling is now safer than it was before the BP well exploded, spilling more than 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf.

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The Two-Way
7:00 am
Fri December 2, 2011

'Freakishly Powerful Winds' To Ease In Southern California, Utah

Toppled trees in the Highland Park section of Los Angeles did some heavy damage to vehicles parked along a street.
Mike Meadows AP

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 7:01 am

The worst is over in Utah, where winds that topped 100 mph Thursday toppled trucks trees and power lines.

And things should be calmer in Southern California too, where "freakishly powerful winds" on Thursday stunned people and left behind shredded rooftops and "yards littered with downed trees," as the Los Angeles Times says.

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Gulf Oil Spill
12:00 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Groups Seek Public Input in BP Gulf Restoration Plans

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Gulf Oil Spill
12:18 am
Thu October 27, 2011

Friends of New Orleans Discuss BP Spill With San Francisco Supporters

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Gulf Oil Spill
10:06 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Comments Submitted on Gulf Ecosystem Report

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