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The Gulf: Frankenstein's Lab

Marc Yaggi | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Marc Yaggi

Earlier this week, a coalition of public health, wildlife, and conservation organizations filed a Clean Water Act lawsuit in an effort to compel the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a rule regarding the use of chemical oil dispersants.

Corexit Maker Nalco Gets Louisiana Credits For Plant

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Nalco Company, the maker of Corexit used to disperse oil from the BP spill, is using Louisiana state credits to build an $18.7 million polymer facility at its Garyville plant -- 35 miles upriver from New Orleans.

Scientists Need Funds to Continue Spill-Related Research

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Last summer, biologists and chemists whipped through Gulf waters collecting samples to gauge impacts from BP's spill. Analyzing some of those samples is stalled, however, until BP releases more research funds.

Science and the BP Spill: Lack of Available Data Doesn't Equal Lack of Harm

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.12.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Nearly a year after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, it's easy to assume that if we don't see a lot of headlines about ecological damage, then there mustn't be any. But it's not over. Let me repeat: it's definitely not over.

Private Seafood Tests Uncover Toxins Missed By Feds

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Consumers used to worry about ordering seafood fried, instead of the healthier broiled-or-stewed option, but since the BP spill they're unsure about whether to eat it at all.

Huge Oil Plume Isn't Going Away, Could Take Months To Degrade After BP Spill

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably loiter for m...

Jason Linkins

Scientists Find Oil On The Gulf's Seafloor, In Least Surprising News Of 2010

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While America was preparing to burn Qurans for 9/11 Day, NPR went out and found the missing oil. Three guesses where they found it!

Jason Linkins

Optimistic Talk On Gulf Spill, But Oil Remains A Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Back in late July, after a summer of struggle, the underwater oil spill caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig was finally capped. And then, something wonderful and miraculous happened! The media started remarking that all of the millions of gallons of oil that poured into the Gulf of Mexico just disappeared! Raptured up into Oil Heaven, even! Except: not. But that's not stopped the administration from taking the line that the oil's disappearance is unalloyed good news, and that it's safe for the bon temps to roulez once more.

What's the Deal With the Water in Orange Beach Alabama?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Wide shot of Orange Beach behind the Holiday Inn Express, August 19, 2010 Orange Beach, Alabama has been the subject of many questions, accusation...

'It's as if a Nuclear Apocalypse has Gone Off in the Gulf'

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Allison Kilkenny

All the right rich people want the Gulf squared in their rearview mirrors. The oil companies want to drill, and many politicians want the oil companies to stay happy so they can secure their donations come election time.

BP to Victims: Stop Hitting Yourself

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Allison Kilkenny

In BP's dream world, the victims will fold, take whatever meager compensation they can get right away, the media will barely notice and BP can make a swift getaway before anyone really understand how the spill is going to affect the environment.

Dan Froomkin

Questions Mount About White House's Overly Rosy Report On Oil Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Two congressmen on Thursday questioned why the Obama administration made a major announcement about what happened to the oil in the Gulf of Mexico ear...

Weekly Pulse: Insurance, Dispersants, and Teen Botox

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Is the IV Bag half-empty or half-full? Theda Skocpol, the author of a forthcoming book on President Ba...

People in the Gulf Want Reliable Answers, Not PR

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's the government's responsibility to conduct a comprehensive assessment of this disaster so we can understand what BP owes the Gulf and the American people.

Facing the Oil: Women of the Louisiana Delta Nourish Hearts and Souls

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

A few years back I was in Tokyo for a Japanese P.E.N. conference on art and disaster. The theme focused on how art flows from the human response to ca...

Gulf Residents Speak Out About Severe Sickness From Chemicals In The Gulf

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

"The health effects are the most frightening because everybody is sick and the doctors here don't know how to treat us. We are having a hard time finding doctors."

Where's the Oil? Here, There, and Everywhere

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Public opinion, manipulated by media and political expediency will not change how nature has responded to the Corexit dispersants and millions of gallons of oil that have been dumped into the Gulf.

The BP Disaster Continues Despite the Cheerful Happy Talk

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

The press, government officials and BP pitchmen are insulting our intelligence by suggesting that the oil has vanished and there's nothing to worry about. They can whistle away the crisis as much as they want, but we'd all do well to stay on top of this.

Dispersants and Oil Spills. Tradeoffs and a Lesson in Risk Perception.

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The dispersants used to break up the oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill are indeed toxic, but no more so than the oil itself. They reduce the mechanism by which the oil suffocates or harms some wildlife.

Arianna Discusses Ground Zero Islamic Center, Oil Spill Cleanup On Morning Joe (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Huff TV

Arianna Huffington joined the crew of Morning Joe this morning to participate in a variety of discussions, including a debate over the Islamic center ...

BP Oil Dispersants Used Regularly Even After White House Order; Coast Guard Allowed It

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard has routinely approved BP requests to use thousands of gallons of toxic chemical a day to break up oil slicks ...

Dan Froomkin

Scientists Find Evidence That Oil And Dispersant Mix Is Making Its Way Into The Foodchain

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists have found signs of an oil-and-dispersant mix under the shells of tiny blue crab larvae in the Gulf of Mexico, the first clear indication t...

Jason Linkins

Spill Media Response: Where's The Oil?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Seems like only a hundred or so days ago that the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, causing a massive oil-spill volcano to belch millions of gallons...

Fishing and Breathing BP's Oil: What's "Safe?"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Is it acceptable for recreational anglers, but not Grandma in Iowa, to consume seafood from previously closed fishing grounds on the Louisiana coast?

Go Below the Surface to See the Real Eco-Disaster from the Gulf Oil Spill

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Consensus is building that we need to break our addiction to oil at home through individual action as well as by moving forward with government reform