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BP Call Center Employee Admits: 'We're A Diversion' (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's in the nature of customer service call centers to be unhelpful, but in the case of the Gulf oil spill, the frustration of Gulf Coast residents ha...

It's Hair Raising: We Want to Stop the Spill

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

We are cut out when it comes to our voices and opinions concerning the BP oil spill. We are cut off from the people who are vying to find solutions. However, there is a natural and safe oil spill clean-up alternative.

Thousands Volunteer For Gulf Coast Cleanup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Images of oil-soaked birds and turtles have prompted such a surge of interest in helping with the oil disaster response that one volunteer organizatio...

Reflections From the Gulf

Philippe Cousteau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philippe Cousteau

It had been about one week since I went down to Grand Isle and I had heard things were getting worse, but nothing could prepare me for what I was about to see.

Why BP Is a Textbook Psychopath

Keith Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

Regardless of how the investigation pans out, it seems that "criminal" may not end up being the right word to describe BP. That term doesn't fully encapsulate the frightening nature of this corporation.

BP Now Valued At Less Than Its Assets

By BRIAN SKOLOFF and RAY HENRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) -- The financial toll of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico escalated Wednesday as BP's stock plummeted to a 14-year lo...

Why BP Thinks it Can Stonewall President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

BP's corporate arrogance is made out of cash. It can and has bought its way out of trouble repeatedly, and when need be, even bought governments.

11th Hour Project Tells Stories From The Gulf Coast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

What's the greatest environmental issue of our time? Back in March, you almost certainly would have said global climate change. Right now, however, Am...

BP Oil Spill Changes Nature and the English Language

Elayne Boosler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Elayne Boosler

"A spill." Then: A tiny tumble. Now: The end of the earth. Example: Joey took a spill on his bicycle and killed ten thousand pelicans.

The Gulf Between the White House and Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida

Dave Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dave Brown

President Obama boasts he is commander in chief. So, why hasn't he declared war on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and mobilized the National Guard and Reserves from those states?

Will Obama Stand Up to Big Energy in Deeds as Well as Words?

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Has Obama really been transformed by the oil spill in the Gulf, or is he merely trying to ride out the public reaction with stronger words? I think the answer is as murky as the water off Mobile.

Superfreaky: The Wild World of Geoengineering

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Lynn Parramore

Ever since Prometheus stole fire from the gods, harnessing the forces of nature has been a human obsession. Is geoengineering the chance to finally fulfill our destiny?

From the Gulf to Gaza and Afghanistan, the Familiar Way Proves the Wrong Way

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

History, or the future (however you want to look at it), has a funny way of rearing up and biting leaders who think they know what they're doing. Take Barack Obama.

BP Is Still Pointing Fingers -- Time for Us to Act

Sophie B. Hawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sophie B. Hawkins

It was just before Earth Day 2010 when the when the BP disaster, a veritable "Chernobyl of the Ocean" and possibly the worst oil spill in human history, erupted.

Legal Implications of the BP Oil Spill

Ginna Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

Sue, baby, sue. After the Exxon Valdez spill, twenty years of litigation followed. Expect to see more from the Deepwater Horizon spill. On April 2...

Green News Report -- June 1, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: OILpocalypse N...

BP: History of Deception

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rev. Jesse Jackson

The BP oil disaster in the Gulf Coast is now the most massive spill in world history. The negative impact of oil refining operations is being felt not just along the Gulf Coast, but in Whiting, Indiana as well.

BP and the Bankers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

What do the oil catastrophe and the Wall Street collapse have in common? In both cases, a powerful, politically protected industry invented something that could not easily be repaired when it broke.

Obama's Missing Moral Narrative

George Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Lakoff

Barack Obama may be one of the best communicators of this generation, but he is not living up to his own talents. In a year of disasters, communication failure doubles the crises.

Sour Milkshake Blues: How The Fast Food Industry Is Betraying Us All

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lee Stranahan

My wife and I have a five month old baby and last night, he decided to cry for a couple of hours right around the time we were going to grill some sal...

Escape Oil Before We Drown

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fernando Espuelas

In short, we run the risk of drowning in oil, but we don't have a choice. But is that really true? Are we trapped for decades in the grasp of this collective addiction that destroys the nature we depend on for our very existence while emptying our national treasury?

GOP's Calling Gulf Spill Obama's Katrina Is Bogus

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The Gulf spill is simply too juicy a political opportunity for the GOP to pass up to ream President Obama for a disaster that he could not foresee, did not make, and has made a best effort to solve.

"On Top the Sea": BP Remix

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert J. Elisberg

With appreciation to the lyrics of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's music, we take you down to the bottom of the ocean floor, where a little mermaid struggles to swims though viscous mire.

Obama's Katrina

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

When an uncontrollable gusher of this magnitude threatens the economy and ecosystem of an entire region, it's not enough for Obama to essentially adopt a wait-and-see stance in letting the oil industry tinker and experiment in vain.

On the Bright Side...

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Schmock