Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Long Shadow of the BP Oil Spill Keeps Killing Baby Birds

By Julie Dermansky
  Jul 12 2012, 9:00 AM ET
In Louisiana, experts say barrier islands are vanishing "like sugar in coffee." That's bad news for the waterfowl whose newly hatched chicks are being washed away.
baby-bird-top.jpgJulie Dermansky
Two years after the BP oil spill, Louisiana is still grappling with its aftermath. I saw this firsthand during a recent visit to Cat Island, a barrier island in Plaquemeins Parrish. The oil spill killed the much of the vegetation that serves as a nesting ground for pelicans and other migrating waterfowl.
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