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Lynne Peeples

'Unlawful, Arbitrary And Capricious,' Black Community Says Of EPA Pollution Standards

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green

Christine Bennett remembers her childhood days in Mossville, La., walking to and from school through an alley of industrial plants. "We had to cup...

Natasha Trethewey Named 19th U.S. Poet Laureate

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 08.06.2012 | Books

WASHINGTON — A poet-historian representing a younger generation of writers will soon take office on Capitol Hill, overlooking the politicians, i...

Andrew Burmon

Jimmy Buffett Talks About His Return To The Gulf Coast

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 05.22.2012 | Travel

America's poet laureate of shiftlessness sounds downright determined when he talks about bringing his come-as-you-are kingdom to the benighted shores ...

Bless These Shrimp: Faith, Fishing And Gulf Coast Restoration

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 06.19.2012 | Religion
Jeffrey Buchanan

For many years, communities of faith have provided a safety net to fisher families impacted by bad seasons or disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the BP spill. They have also seen firsthand the vital connection between the health of natural resources and the life of the community.

WATCH: The Gulf Coast's Ironic Tourism Sponsor

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 04.09.2012 | Travel

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- If you've turned on a TV lately, chances are you've seen ads for the Gulf Coast featuring beaches, seafood and friendly faces. But ...

BP Settlement Offers Hope For Victims With Health Concerns

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.04.2012 | Green

BOOTHEVILLE, La. — A settlement that BP is hammering out with victims of the massive Gulf oil spill finally provides a system for monitoring hea...

How Fat Is Fat Tuesday? [GRAPHIC]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.21.2012 | Business

Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, may be celebrated by young and old, drunk and sober, but when it comes to economic impact, the celebration's moniker is no...

Did It Take An Oil Spill To Highlight Gulf Destruction?

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

TIVOLI, Texas (AP) — For decades, farmers and fishermen along the Gulf of Mexico watched as their sensitive ecosystem's waters slowly got dirtier an...

How Microbes And Currents Saved The Gulf From Total Disaster

| Posted 01.10.2012 | Green

By David Biello (Click here for the original article.) Microbes kept the oil and gas spewing from the Macondo well from becoming even more of a di...

Florida's Biggest Tourism Boom Since Great Recession

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 12.20.2011 | Miami

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A flood of new visitors from Brazil and a stunning post-oil-spill rebound by Panhandle beaches were bright spots in 2011 for a...

Now Is the Time to Invest in Restoring the Health of the Gulf of Mexico

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

It took just 89 days for that well to spew over 4 million barrels of oil, but it will take much longer for us to fully understand the impact of this disaster -- and longer still to rebuild a healthy and prosperous Gulf of Mexico.

Coast Guard Approves Plan To End BP Oil Spill Cleanup

AP | CAIN BURDEAU and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP will no longer be responsible for cleaning up oil that winds up on shores of the Gulf Coast unless officials can prove it comes...

BP To Pay Texas Millions For Air Pollution Violations

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

HOUSTON — BP will pay Texas $50 million after the sides reached an unprecedented settlement over air pollution violations at the beleaguered oil...

A New Tropical Medicine Clinic for 'Third World America'

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Poor economic conditions have been known to increase the risk of disease. But only recently have diseases of poverty, mostly associated with countries outside the U.S., been recognized as a problem here at home.

My Vanity Fair Moment

Abigail Spencer | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Abigail Spencer

Forever, my Vanity Fair moment will be the story of my father beginning to love me in his passing ... in ways he couldn't in his presence.

The State of the Gulf Coast: A Report by Save Our Gulf Waterkeepers

Edward James Olmos | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green
Edward James Olmos

While progress has been made and restoration has most certainly begun in the gulf since the BP gusher last year, its clear from a new report that there is a great deal of work to be done.

Gulf Cleanup Needed Before Ecosystem Becomes Uninhabitable, Government Report Says

AP | Ramit Plushnick-Masti | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

From Ramit Plushnick-Masti, Associated Press: HOUSTON (AP) -- Coastal states must work together to restore key elements of the Gulf of Mexico that ...

Tropical Storm Lee Begins Pelting Gulf Coast

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 11.03.2011 | Green

JEAN LAFITTE, La. — Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in Louisiana and Mississipp...

Tropical Storm Lee Threatens Gulf Coast With Heavy Rain

AP | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green

MIAMI — A large storm system churning in the Gulf Of Mexico grew Friday into Tropical Storm Lee, beginning a Labor Day weekend-long assault that...

Tropical Storm Warnings Issued Along Gulf Coast

AP | JANET MCCONNAUGHEY | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY, The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A large storm system churning in the Gulf Of Mexico grew Friday into Tropical Storm...

Alex Becker

Who Are The Tar Sands Protesters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Becker | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline reached a fever pitch this week as activists led by author and environmentalist Bill McKibb...

John Rudolf

Department Of Justice Investigates BP For Faulty Oil Spill Estimates

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green

On April 25, 2010, BP assured the Gulf Coast that a disaster wasn't unfolding. Five days earlier, the Deepwater Horizon, a BP-leased rig in the Gul...

To the End of the Bayou; a Gulf Memory for Our Kids

Rocky Kistner | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

I've vowed to take my two young daughters to witness firsthand the beauty of the bayou threatened by the encroaching waves of the Gulf. Last weekend we finally got our chance.

The Missing Truth In The BP Oil Disaster

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

More than a year after a private company operating in public waters retched 170 million gallons of crude and 2 million gallons of toxic dispersants into the Gulf of Mexico, we still lack reliable statistics on the BP oil disaster's impact on the health of residents.

Devastating Report Exposes Unequal Treatment of BP Illness Claims

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has broken with his own past practices, as well as the evidence compiled by scientists and the experience of Gulf Coast residents, and refused to pay health claims filed by Gulf Coast residents.