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Associated Press A road lay in ruins on the western end of Dauphin Island, Ala., after Hurricane Katrina passed through in 2005. In an article in The Times, my colleague Felicity Barringer and I explore the issue of whether it makes sense to keep
Opinion Jeff Haller for The New York Times Storms have repeatedly torn through Dauphin Island, four miles off the Alabama coast, costing tens of millions of dollars. More Photos » They are also a monument to the generosity of the federal government.
Ala. Sand dunes and a rock barrier built to help contain the 2010 Gulf oil spill are being watched for their effectiveness in shielding this fragile coastline from Isaac. Authorities are hoping such barriers originally constructed after the
Ala. (AP) — Barriers built with BP money to stop the Gulf oil spill in 2010 could prove effective against storms like Isaac. That is at least the hope on Dauphin Island, Alabama's largest barrier island, where island and state
For anyone worried about the aftermath of oil spills or hurricanes, the beaches are absolutely pristine. (Jo Ann Holt) Where do I start in attempting to describe the myriad pleasures to be enjoyed on Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, and in the coastal
Ala. (AP) — Federal scientists will conduct chemical analyses of fish caught during this weekend's Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's mobile laboratory will be stationed on Dauphin Island for
Nature reveals a better way to battle erosion Wetland loss slows as 'living shorelines' idea begins to spread June 19, 2011, 4:08PM Share Over the years Janice Muhm has seen her yard slowly disappear into the muddy waters of Dickinson Bayou in
Voices From the Spill Ruth Carmichael, Manatee Researcher in Alabama Looking for Trouble on Highway' for Manatees Published: August 20, 2010 For two sometime residents of Mobile Bay, Ala., the impact of the oil spill is still an unanswered question.
BP says it is no longer using toxic dispersants to break up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Gulf Coast residents claim otherwise, and say they have the sicknesses to prove it. On Aug. 5, Donny Mastler, a commercial fisherman who also works on boats,
The New York Times Gary Skinner did not expect much when the shrimping season opened more than a month late in Alabama's Mobile Bay...His sons, Michael and Joe, took the family's 75-foot trawler, the A.S. Skinner, out at 4 p.m. from Dauphin Island,