Justin Nobel

Justin Nobel lives in New Orleans and is currently working on a book of stories from forgotten Southern towns.

Articles by Justin Nobel

After Deepwater Horizon, We Could Never Look at Offshore Drilling the Same

April 13, 2020 — The spill was a wake-up call to the world about the risks to coastal economies and habitats.

Louisiana Is Restoring Its Barrier Islands to Defend Against Hurricanes and Rising Seas

September 22, 2017 — Funds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are flowing into the state, financing unprecedented restoration work along its beleaguered coast—just in the nick of time.

Keeping a Rising Sea at Bay

January 26, 2015 — From Miami to Key West, climate change is now in southeastern Florida.
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A Trove of Green Heron Nests Might Just Be Treasure

July 16, 2014 — The discovery of a near-record number of nests in a Louisiana marsh could help scientists understand the elusive bird's seeming decline.

Oil spill update from the field: Thick oil still oozes beneath a forgotten stretch of Grand Isle Beach

August 20, 2010

Oil spill update from the field: Inside BP's war room

August 13, 2010

Oil spill update from the field: Welcome to the Crude Age

August 06, 2010

Oil spill update from the field: Can rice fields help prevent Gulf birds from getting oiled?

July 30, 2010

Oil spill update from the field: Oil highs, oil lows, oil blues

July 23, 2010

Oil spill update from the field: Saving 8,000 sea turtles from an oily apocalypse

July 16, 2010