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Sea Turtle Deaths Mount in the Gulf

Rocky Kistner | Posted 06.03.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

In Mississippi, Shirley Tillman believes oil has something to do with the dead sea life she constantly encounters by the shore. Altogether, she has found nine dead turtles this year.

Fresh Oil Continues to Wash Ashore in the Bayou

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

2011-03-21-oil2.jpg Fresh Louisiana crude washed into the beaches and dock areas near Grand Isle over the weekend, creating a sickening sight for the residents of this oil battered region.

Swarm of the Black Swans

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

A "hurricane" in the Pacific Northwest was foreseeable but it had been discounted by folk wisdom. A hurricane of the force and site of Katrina was foreseeable but had been statistically discounted in likelihood. Black swans.

The Year of Living Dangerously in Power Generation

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Over the past 12 months, we've had caved-in coal mines, underwater oil spills and now compromised nuclear facilities. What does it take for us to accept that renewable energy is the way to go?

NASA Data Strengthens Reports of Toxic Rain on the Gulf Coast From BP Spill

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

I spoke to NASA scientist Ira Leifer at length about data collected during the oil spill last summer, strengthening claims that oil was brought onshore in rain during the spill.

Spill Commission Concludes Dispersants Are an Acceptable 'Tradeoff'

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

In the areas where people live near or are surrounded by the Gulf waters, documented cases of sickness consistent with chemical poisoning related to crude and dispersants continue to increase.

Comparing the Chilean Miners' Rescue to the BP Oil Spill

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

"Watching the miraculous rescue of the Chilean miners, though, I was struck by the similarity with the efforts to cap BP's runaway Macondo well in the...

Oil Spill Art? 'Mired in the Bayou' Exhibit Explores BP's Toxic Legacy in the Gulf

Starre Vartan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Starre Vartan

The BP oilspill is an unmitigated disaster, underestimated by everyone from British Petroleum to the United States government. The only group of peopl...

Make a Mess, Clean It Up

Rachel Morello-Frosch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rachel Morello-Frosch

BP has made a big mess. It may sound like we're talking about the Gulf oil spill, but we're actually talking about our own backyard: BP's Carson Refinery located in densely populated southern Los Angeles.

Mary Landrieu Goes to Bat for Louisiana's Wetlands

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today gave testimony to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Dril...

About This Year's Oil Rig Explosions...Please Wait Another 25 Years Until There is Actual Change

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Following the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last week, I was asked to appear on The Alyona Show on Russia Television to discuss whether we'v...

'It's as if a Nuclear Apocalypse has Gone Off in the Gulf'

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Allison Kilkenny

All the right rich people want the Gulf squared in their rearview mirrors. The oil companies want to drill, and many politicians want the oil companies to stay happy so they can secure their donations come election time.

PHOTOS: 12 Of Greenpeace's Summer Protests From Around The World

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Mexico City to Malta, Berlin to Hong Kong, Greenpeace created impressive protests against environmental injustices this summer. Protesters wore h...

Cutting Some Slack

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Environmentalists need to cut President Obama some slack. There are some extenuating circumstances that should soften the criticism of his overall mixed environmental record.

BP Oil Spill Update

Steven Chu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Chu

All signs indicate that the cement is holding at the Deepwater Horizon well. This is a significant step forward for the people of the Gulf, but our work is not done.

Reprieve for People, Pets and Shelters Impacted by Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

The HSUS has teamed up with local organizations to take the pressure off shelters, which are overwhelmed with pets relinquished as a result of the economic tumult created by the oil spill.

PHOTOS: 7 Toxic Chemicals In Your Seafood That You Don't Know About

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Since the smell test doesn't really cut it, we decided to investigate the chemicals in seafood that you might not know about. We all know that mercur...

The BP Disaster Continues Despite the Cheerful Happy Talk

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

The press, government officials and BP pitchmen are insulting our intelligence by suggesting that the oil has vanished and there's nothing to worry about. They can whistle away the crisis as much as they want, but we'd all do well to stay on top of this.

BP Has Donated $10 Million To Wildlife Fund So Far But May Owe At Least $52 Million

Huffington Post | Gideon Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Less than two months ago, BP pledged to donate any money it earns through the sale of oil recovered from the massive spill in the Gulf to a new wildli...

Oilgate! BP and All the President's Men (Except One) Seek to Contain Truth of Leak in the Gulf (PHOTOS)(VIDEO)

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

Almost all the president's men -- the Coast Guard, OSHA, NIOSH, FDA, and the EPA -- in keeping with an ongoing cover-up, cannot seem to find any unsafe levels of oil or solvents in the air or water. But other people are.

The Final Lesson of BP

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The will of the American people is being subordinated to the demands of giant money-making machines called global corporations that can now spend or threaten to spend unlimited amounts of money in support of any politician.

Returning to the Gulf After BP Destroyed It

Patricia Clarkson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patricia Clarkson

I remember the bay from my childhood as a place filled with wildlife -- birds, alligators, sea turtles, and of course abundant oyster, shrimp, and crab beds. But since the BP explosion, the bay has become an industrial zone.

New BP Sponsored Exhibit A 'Public Relations Landmine' For Long Beach Aquarium | Mike Boehm and Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Four years ago, when the giant oil company BP donated $1 million to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, the contribution seemed like a good dea...

Is Corporate Social Responsibility Evil?

Matthew Bishop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Bishop

A firm that had been more attuned to society and more committed to engaging with it constructively would have been far less likely to make basic mistakes like Goldman and BP did.

In Midst of Gulf Disaster, New National Ocean Policy Gives Hope for Our Seas

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

As the oil disaster continues to ravage the Gulf, we are being reminded of the value of our oceans. That's why I was filled with hope today when Obama announced he is creating the first-ever comprehensive national ocean policy.