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January 19, 2011
In May of 2010, just a month after the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform and subsequent oil well blowout that devastated much of the coastline and waters of the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama appointed the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. 
January 19, 2011
The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling recently issued its final report, including the following key findings:
January 18, 2011
       The Wildlife Center of Virginia, an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife and conservation medicine located in Waynesboro, admitted a total of 2,303 animals for treatment during 2010 – injured, ailing, and orphaned wildlife from all across Virginia.          During 2010, the Center treated: * 1037 mammals, including 299 Eastern Cottontail Rabbits; 223 Eastern Gray Squirrels; and 205 Virginia Opossums.  The Center also treated five different species of bats;
January 17, 2011
 The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a leading teaching and research hospital for wildlife, will present a program on Saturday, January 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wild Birds Unlimited Store in Virginia Beach [620 Hilltop West Shopping Center].  Claire Thain, a Center environmental educator, will present “Training Raptors” – a program focusing on her work with the Center’s eagles, hawks, and owls.  The program is free and open to the public. Joining Thain for the program will be:
January 7, 2011
The Wildlife Center admitted 68 patients for treatment in December 2010.  Half of the patients admitted in December were raptors, including:
  • 9 Red-tailed Hawks
  • 8 Red-shouldered Hawks
  • 6 Eastern Screech Owls
  • 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks and
  • 2 Bald Eagles

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