Updates from June, 2010

CALGARY HERALD

Gulf oil spill crisis may take toll on endangered whooping cranes

June 24th, 2010 | Related Press

CALGARY – The already endangered population of whooping cranes may be in further jeopardy if the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico affects the birds’ winter habitat and food systems, says an expert with the Calgary Zoo. As BP works to stem the […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

HOUSTON CHRONICLE EDITORIAL

The Gulf’s hope is in Texas after oil spill

June 24th, 2010 | Related Press

It’s been more than six weeks since a horrific explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people and created the largest oil spill in United States history. In light of the tragic loss of human life and the devastating ecological implications of this epic […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Wildlife to bare brunt of oil spill damage

June 24th, 2010 | Related Press

Currently, Texas biologists are hurriedly gathering baseline data on marine life along the beaches and adjacent surf to use in gauging impacts of any oil that reaches the beaches. Somewhere out in the Gulf of Mexico, between Texas and the hole on the ocean floor […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Boards oppose suit on managing rivers

June 17th, 2010 | TAP In The News

The boards of the San Antonio Water System and San Antonio River Authority have voted to petition as interveners in the federal lawsuit filed by the Aransas Project. This winter, the nonprofit sued the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for its management of the San […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress

ICF BUGLE

It’s About Water

June 14th, 2010 | TAP In The News

TAP member organization The International Crane Foundation’s newsletter, The Bugle, featured an article written by Vice President Rich Beilfuss on TAP, freshwater inflows, and the threat to the Aransas-Wood Buffalo flock of  whooping cranes. Download the PDF of the article. Read the entire article »

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Boards oppose suit on managing rivers

June 1st, 2010 | TAP In The News

The boards of the San Antonio Water System and San Antonio River Authority have voted to petition as interveners in the federal lawsuit filed by the Aransas Project. This winter, the nonprofit sued the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for its management of the San […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Photo by Klaus Nigge

Counting Cranes

June 1st, 2010 | Related Press

Nearly grazing the treetops, a tiny red plane swoops in dizzying circles over the bogs and forests of Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park. As pilot Jim Bredy banks hard for another pass, he and his two passengers press their faces against the glass, squinting to […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

Tar balls found ashore, but no threat to ANWR from oil spill yet, says USFW; Lone crane remains at refuge

June 1st, 2010 | TAP Updates

Tom Stehn, the whooping crane coordinator for Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, has released his latest census report of the flock wintering at ANWR. Only one crane is still left at the refuge, and the effects of the oil spill are starting to show along the […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes