You can expect the media and the airwaves to be clogged with happy talk about the Gulf in the months ahead. We all wish it were true, but the facts -- and perceptions of those toiling in the fisheries -- just don't support it.
After a long day at work, often the last thing you want to do is get in the kitchen and make a meal. Isn't it just easier to order a pizza and relax? Easier, maybe, but in the long run there are some pretty huge benefits to making even a simple homemade meal.
When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region's herring.
Everyone I know is recovering from December. Too much of too many good things left us with that morning-after feeling. New Year's resolutions followed, as did 24/7 ads for diets and gym memberships. Now what?
Isn't it nice to know that you can cook an elegant dinner without all that much effort? It's just a matter of finding the right recipes. These five dishes are delicious and doable even on a busy night.
Ever since BP's mammoth Deepwater Horizon rig blew 15 months ago, the lives of thousands of fishermen across the Gulf have never been the same. Many say they were poisoned by oil and chemical dispersants after being thrust into cleanup jobs they were woefully unprepared for.