News: Gulf Region Roundup

Daily News (FWB): Worst fear, greatest hope: Hands Across the Sand buoyed by worldwide support —At 11 a.m. on Saturday, at 417 sites in roughly 300 cities in 43 states and 12 countries, concerned people will go to their nearest beach and join hands in solidarity against offshore oil drilling. Read more.

News Herald (PC): Oil dots waters south of PCB // VIDEO –he water was clear for miles. On one side of the boat, two porpoises surfaced. On the other, a few fishing boats rocked gently in the gulf. And then, 8 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico, a speck of sludge floated past, followed by hundreds more. Read more.

Press Register (Mobile, Ala.): Gulf oil spill: Photos from June 20, 2010 –See more.

Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.): Unknown substance comes ashore –Large amounts of rusty substance washed up on the beaches and floated beneath the bridges and into the Bay of St. Louis Sunday. Read more.

Time Picayune (New Orleans, La.): Tern nesting areas being disturbed by oil spill cleanup workers, conservationist says —Last weekend Drew Wheelan, the Gulf of Mexico conservation coordinator for the American Birding Association, documented the near-destruction of several least tern nests on the sand in front of a Grand Isle beach house owned by the Nature Conservancy. Read more.