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Dear Mother Earth, You Can Heal

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Claudia Ricci

My hope is that I will be able to turn away from strong negative feelings to hold gently in the palm of my hand the possibility of healing for the Gulf and our beautiful, blue planet. And for all of us.

Left, Right & Center: The Gulf Oil Spill And The Role Of Government

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

Obama did some arm twisting this week, resulting in BP's $20 billion escrow fund for victims of the Gulf Oil Spill disaster. Was he right to do it the way he did?

How Taxpayers Are Subsidizing BP's Disaster Through the Pentagon

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Turse

Even as the tar balls hit Gulf beaches, tax dollars are subsidizing BP and so far, Obama has not shown the slightest indication that he plans to stop their flow into BP coffers.

Jesus Ain't Speaking Tonight

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

The reality of this Presidency is that neither magic, rhetoric or adulation drive policy. This is a President who is deadly serious -- a grown-up in a time of crisis.

Gulf Oil Spill: Cuba Preparing For Possible Wave Of Oil

AP | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HAVANA — Cuba's civil defense chief said Tuesday that authorities are preparing coastal residents for the oil spill fouling the Gulf of Mexico, ...

Deepwater Horizon Survivor: Rig Didn't Pass Safety Test, As BP Claimed

Mother Jones | Josh Harkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than seven weeks after BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught fire and sank, causing the worst environmental disaster in US history, what exactly ...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

One blowing oil well is more real and compelling than all of the lies and noise the right has generated in the last 17 months put together.

BP's Oil Cleanup Agent: Safer Than Your Soap?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

When private trade secrets translate into public health problems, the shortfalls of the laws governing chemical safety aren't confined to the Gulf crisis.

BP Develops Technology to Convert Lies Into Energy

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

BP announced today it has developed a technology to convert lies into energy. CEO Tony Hayward said that environmentalists would embrace the technology "because lies are a totally renewable resource."

The Pelican and Me

Sherman Yellen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sherman Yellen

The death of the pelican is as much a death by greed as death by oil immersion. It is connected to the outrageous flow of money to our Congressmen and Senators from special interest groups.

Jason Linkins

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...

Coastal Protesters To Link Hands Against Spills

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In a grass-roots movement inspired by the 1980s Hands Across America human chain effort, beachgoers in 30 states and nearl...

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.