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Scientific Spill Studies, Funded by BP, Start to Yield Results

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.

Louisiana Parishes Fault Coast Guard For Slow Removal Of BP Oil

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP oil and tar that washed ashore or was uncovered in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and other Louisiana parishes during Hurricane Isaac is settling into wetlands and shutting some public beaches.

Pre-Spill, Coastal Threats Cannot Be Ignored, Environmentalists Say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.02.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

This article was published in the Louisiana Weekly in the May 2, 2011 edition. Before the BP spill, a number of Louisiana towns were underwater, loc...

Gulf Beach Cleaning Slows Though Tar Remains

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Southeast Louisiana beach lovers -- upset about losing last summer's surf to the BP spill -- may be eager to grab a towel on the first, warm weekend and head down to Grand Isle. But some local observers feel the cleaning effort should continue.

Oil Spill Forces Animals To Flee To Shallow Water Off Coast, Scientists Warn Of 'Mass Die-Off'

AP | JAY REEVES, JOHN FLESHER and TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Dolphins and sharks are showing up in surprisingly shallow water just off the Florida coast. Mullets, crabs, rays and small ...

Gulf Oil Blowout and Gusher: Environmental Catastrophe or Much Ado About Nothing?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

The blowout accident is just one more in a seemingly endless string of environmental insults and injuries. Life on the bayou gets harder each year and a rich and unique heritage is slowly eroding away.

British Petroleum Rebuffs Better Boom Barrier

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

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A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

Gulf Oil Spill: Louisiana Wetlands Blanketed With BP Crude (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) -- AT PASS A LOUTRE, La. - A chocolate-brown blanket of oil about as thick as latex paint has invaded reedy freshwater wetlands at Louisiana's so...