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Gulf Disaster

American Companies Burned Worst By The Media

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: One school of thought about negative publicity is that its impact dissipates over time. It is hard to disprove that theory, especi...

A Year After BP -- From Greenwashing to Bluewashing

David Helvarg | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
David Helvarg

In the wake of the BP blowout, President Obama signed an executive order establishing America's first national ocean policy. The oil industry, which has generated a trillion dollars in offshore revenues since 1946, was not pleased.

Pro Athletes Visit Oil Spill, Say "No More Drill Baby, Drill"

Leilani Münter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leilani Münter

I am back home from my second trip to Louisiana since the oil spill. This time I was joined by other professional athletes to take a tour of the massive environmental catastrophe that is the Gulf oil disaster.

How The Economic Impact Of The Oil Spill Is Spreading Beyond The Gulf (MAP, PARTICIPATE)

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram and Gideon Pine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Almost three months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the economic impact of the disaster continues to spread ac...

Time to Step Back and Feel All of This

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

If we don't start to feel more pain, outrage, and a need to sacrifice to make things better, then we'll have sold our lives and souls to corporate America and like all of our gadgets our battery life as a nation will running out.

Obama and the Gulf Disaster: The Psychology Behind the Criticisms

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Many of the complaints about Obama's coolness are fueled by a wish for a strong "Big Daddy," a protective figure who will somehow fix things and make us safe again. That kind of wish is largely unconscious.

BP Didn't "Spill" Milk in the Gulf of Mexico

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

It's quite a coup for BP to have such a massive disaster on its hands to be described as a "spill," a word that implies accidental and minor in scale. "Oops, I spilled my milk" comes to mind.

Apocalypse in the Gulf Now (Oil) & Next (Nukes)

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The Gulf gusher bears the simple lesson that technologies that require liability limits will rapidly exceed them, and must not be deployed.

Art: M.I.A.

Steven Weber | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Weber

Why the hell shouldn't James Cameron be the guy to fix the Gulf disaster? The key is not his wealth, ego or access. It is his creativity.

The Gulf oil disaster: plugging the leaks in American consciousness

Jerry Kroth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Kroth

The Gulf Oil Disaster: plugging the leaks in our consciousness Jerry Kroth Currently we are budgeting half a billion dollars for GE to develop an en...

As We Die for BP, Our Military Rots in the Wrong Gulf

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Hundreds of thousands of American soldiers sit on our dime in more than a hundred countries. Why aren't they in the Gulf of Mexico, fighting for our truest "national security"?

Reading the Pictures: BP/Gulf Coast: Now It's Getting Ugly

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2010-05-11-shawpull.jpgWith the gulf disaster finally making itself seen, expect the visual media to now assume a much larger role.