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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.

Earthquake Rocks Mexico Coast

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — A magnitude-5.7 earthquake shook Mexico's Gulf coast Friday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geol...

BP: Making it Right (for BP)

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

Over the past nine months, BP has conducted a full-throttle charm offensive. But their bottom line doesn't account for the cost of restoring the health of our communities. They're in it for the money.

The Oil Spill Is Our Dust Bowl

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

It was standing room only in the Central Presbyterian Church meeting room. Nearly everyone there had a question or comment to make.

Oil Spill Commissioner Pledges to Address Health Issues

Ada McMahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ada McMahon

We need more than just a report, we need immediate help now to address an urgent and growing health crisis along the Gulf Coast.

Chris Kirkham

On Louisiana Coast, Damage From Oil Goes Much Deeper Than Spill | Chris Kirkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last summer's Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico -- the largest offshore oil spill in recorded history -- made the Gulf Coast states the...

A Marshall Plan for Nature: How to Protect Endangered Species from Climate Change

Leda Huta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leda Huta

With our new report, the Endangered Species Coalition and our member groups attempt to answer the question: To save endangered species from climate change, where do we begin?

Louisiana's Holiday Tree Recycling Outlives State Budget Cut

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans and nearby parishes plan to collect Christmas trees to build brush fences in bayous for marsh rebuilding this January even though the state decided to ax its funding for the program awhile ago.

Burlesque for the Bayou Part 2

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Last night at the Howlin Wolf in New Orleans, the women of Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana hosted their second Burlesque for the Bayou fund rai...

Raw Stories From the Gulf Oil Disaster

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

Few Americans are aware that the BP disaster still threatens to snuff-out century-old family traditions and a beautiful way of life along the Gulf Coast.

On Thanksgiving, Gulf Oil Disaster Victims Hope for the Truth

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

For many families of the Gulf Coast, the holiday will be a bittersweet occasion. This is the first Thanksgiving since the BP oil disaster destroyed their coast. Some will find it difficult to afford a turkey or ham to celebrate.

Q & A With Reilly Morse, Attorney Behind Mississippi's Katrina Housing Victory

Ada McMahon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ada McMahon

Last Monday, a major agreement was reached that makes $133 million available to assist low-income Mississippians in repairing their Hurricane Katrina-damaged homes.

The Oil Isn't Gone, but the People Are Still Here

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

Rather than going right back to our old ways from before the gulf oil leak, let's chart a new path to a cleaner, more sustainable future. All the Gulf's residents are counting on us.

WATCH: Gulf Residents' StoryCorps Project Burst BP's PR Bubble

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

2010-10-20-NRDC.jpg"If this whole environment gets demolished, what good is a boat?"

Six Months After the Spill, What We Still Need to Do to Prevent Another Disaster

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We can't keep doing nearly everything the same and expect different results. We know what it takes to protect coastal communities and marine life from devastating oil spills. We need to start now, and this is how we begin.

Bumpy Start To BP Fund Puzzles Gulf

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The last Saturday night in September, Timothy Farris shut down his Godfather's Pizza restaurant here in this small Gulf Coast beach town, a victim, he...

Feeling Abandoned, Gulf Coast Residents Issue A Call To Arms

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

It was time for Gulf coast community groups to join together -- the Gulf was their lifeblood, and it has been threatened by oil like never before. Without a common voice, fighting those who seem bent on burying this disaster will be a losing battle.

Village Green: Planning for Resilience on the Gulf Coast

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Last month, Alabama governor Bob Riley issued an executive order creating a Coastal Recovery Commission for his state.  The Commission’s ta...

Priceless: Low-Cost Pet Health Clinics in Gulf Coast Communities (VIDEO)

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Last month I featured a guest blog from Amanda Arrington, The Humane Society of the United States' manager of spay/neuter initiatives, spotlighting one of the pet health clinics that are part of our larger Gulf Coast initiative.

Rebuilding the Future

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

Yesterday was the 10:10:10 global work day, an amazing show of action to combat global warming, and improve lives around the globe. Sadly, yesterday...

Louisiana Removes Defunct Oil Wells But Hazards Remain

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana's thousands of orphaned wells, left behind by oil and gas producers, are eyesores that can also cause serious injuries, boating accidents and menacing spills in water.

Gulf Coast Restoration: Where Does Obama Stand?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harry Shearer

In the context of the encouraging words the president spoke in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago, it would be refreshing to see the federal government helping to make things better along the Gulf Coast, instead of worse.

The Gulf Will Be Beautiful Again

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Van Jones

Sometimes it is hard to imagine that the cycle of destruction and suffering will ever end. But viable solutions exist, and the Gulf's beauty will return -- stronger than ever.

Katrina, Five Years Later

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The simple, sad fact is that the biggest obstacle facing efforts to restore the Gulf Coast is that the region is still governed, not as a democracy, but as a colonial appendage of the oil industry.

Gulf coast fishermen join Katrina victims and vow never to forget

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Five years ago today, the deadly floodwaters of Katrina breached the levies near New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, flooding this working class neighborhoo...