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Gulf Coast Oil Spill

No Gulf Seafood? Sign at Taste of Chicago in Bad Taste

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

A news producer in Chicago sent this booth sign to a New Orleans friend writing, "Sorry to say, I snapped this picture at the Taste of Chicago yesterday afternoon."

Oil and Water Don't Mix: American Petroleum Addiction is Destroying World Aquatic Ecosystems

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Everyone knows that oil and water do not mix. Few know the complete costs of this nation's petroleum addiction on the world's water systems and the life they sustain.

Joe Lieberman On Massive Oil Spill: 'Accidents Happen'

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a recent interview with National Journal, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Ct.) not only defended offshore oil drilling, but also sought to downplay the curre...

Oil Spill Trajectory Forecast From NOAA (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is releasing a new map each day forecasting the extent and concentration of the Gulf of Mexico oil...

Gulf Coast Chorus: There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

There's a reason why some of those classic kiddie folk songs have stuck around for so long: You never know when they'll become perfectly relevant all...

Mary Landrieu: 'No Plans To Return Donations From BP' Says Louisiana Senator's Office

Open Secrets | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), the top congressional recipient of BP-related campaign cash during the last election cycle, has no plans to return contrib...

Exxon Valdez Victims Give Gulf Region Oil Spill Advice, Describe Shocking Human Toll Of Disaster

AP | DAN JOLING and MARK THIESSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CORDOVA, Alaska — Communities along the Gulf Coast wondering about what kind of legacy the monstrous oil slick will leave can look no further th...

BP Oil Spill Waivers Capped Liability Payments To Coastal Residents At $5,000

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

VENICE, La. -- BP PLC said Monday that it will pay for all the cleanup costs from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could continue spewin...

Oil Spill Leads To HUGE Drop In Market Caps of BP, Hailiburton

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DENVER — The companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico rig disaster have lost billions of dollars in market capitalization since the explosion an...

On Laissez-Faire Government, the Oil Spill, and Conservative Hypocrisy

Elizabeth Bisbee Silber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Bisbee Silber

For the better part of the last decade, environmental concerns were downplayed and ignored because the Bush Administration didn't want to hinder the operations of the energy industry.

Oil Spill Booms BREAKING DOWN Due To Bad Weather, Governor Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says most of the inflatable booms deployed to catch the oil spill are breaking down, forcing crews to rewo...

Oil Spill Volunteers Growing Impatient With BP

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As 210,000 gallons of oil pump into the Gulf of Mexico every day, thousands of volunteers from the region and around the nation are mobilizing to assi...

Dead Sea Turtles, Fish Wash Ashore In Gulf (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- At least 20 sea turtles have been found dead this weekend along a 30-mile stretch of Mississippi beaches from Biloxi to Bay St...

Gulf Coast Oil Spill: Rough Seas Thwarting Cleanup

AP | ALLEN G. BREED and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

VENICE, La. — A sense of doom settled over the American coastline from Louisiana to Florida on Saturday as a massive oil slick spewing from a ru...

Gulf Stream May Send Oil Spill Up East Coast

AP | ALLEN G. BREED and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

VENICE, La. — A sense of doom settled over the American coastline from Louisiana to Florida on Saturday as a massive oil slick spewing from a ru...

Climate Bill Could Be Harmed By Gulf Oil Spill

AP | MATTHEW DALY and NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A historic environmental protection bill is in danger after a massive oil spill put a new focus on the perils of offshore drilling,...

Drawing Blessings From the Gulf Oil Spill

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

How each person responds is what determines what will follow as an experience, and the results that transform the disturbance to greater good.

Animals Oil Spill: Mississippi Center Prepares To Take In Oily Sea Mammals

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GULFPORT, Miss. — A marine wildlife rehabilitation center in Mississippi is gearing up to take in possibly hundreds of oily sea mammals from Tex...

'Drill, Baby, Drill' Champions Silent On Gulf Oil Spill [UPDATED]

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Palin has made her first comments on the spill, scroll down to see. More than a week has passed since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded 50 ...

Activists Organize Peaceful Gatherings to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Stefanie Sekich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Stefanie Sekich

On Saturday June 26th, people from around the world will join hands for 15 minutes at local beaches to say no to offshore oil drilling and yes to clean energy.

Great Gulf Coast Beach Vacations, Even Without the Beach

David Paul Appell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Paul Appell

If you haven't yet made firm plans for your summer vacation, I'm here to tell you from experience that a Gulf Coast vacation can be big fun for the whole gang even if you're too spooked to hit the sands.

Tony Hayward, Leaving in Style

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

There is the flapping tongue, ladies and gentlemen. And then there is the subtle beauty of the upraised middle finger.

5 Hard Truths -- Florida Leaders Briefed on the Spill

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Shawna Vercher

Fellow Gulf Coast residents: it's cancer. Don't let anybody tell you any different. Now get ready for one hell of a fight.

Gulf Oil Spill: Green Energy Is Healthy Energy

Sarah Lovinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Lovinger

The oil spill and questions about US energy policy have certainly received a lot of press in the past few days. The most important message: a green energy policy is a healthy policy.

Parish President Billy Nungesser Responds to Marina Controversy

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The Associated Press has picked up a Times Picayune article on Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, an outspoken critic of the BP oil leak cl...