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Gulf War Syndrome Comes to the Gulf of Mexico?

Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.

Not one dime has been allocated to study how toxic exposures resulting from this disaster may have rendered thousands of individuals chemically intolerant and suffering from the same disabling multi-system symptoms that continue to afflict Gulf War veterans.

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

Lynne Peeples

Experts Warn Toxic Fossil Fuels Are Invading Products You Use Every Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2013 | Green

NEW YORK -- Armed with colorful plastic tubes brandished like swords, youngsters at Manhattan's Tinker Tree day care center took swipes at a towering,...

Fighting Climate Change and Creating "Green Jobs": Is Hemp the Silver Bullet?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.

Photographer Focuses on Stories That Need to Be Told (PHOTOS)

Justin Sedor | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Justin Sedor

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Temporary Housing Planned for Louisiana Parishes After Isaac

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

On Sept. 3, when Jiles returned to Braithwaite after evacuating to Houston with a caravan of relatives, he found his neighborhood cordoned off because it was within a mile of Stolthaven. "We were under mandatory evacuation," he said.

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.

New Orleans Tap Water Beats Odds, Meets All Regulatory Standards

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Residents worry about spills in the river, and wonder if oil lapping at the coast has affected their faucet water. Local, state and federal authorities, however, say the city's tap water meets and, under some criteria, exceeds their standards.

Eco Etiquette: How Can I Reduce My Oil Footprint?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Seeing what's happening w...

The MudRoom: Aaron Woolf on How to Rev up Urban Renewal

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Join me and King Corn director Aaron Woolf tonight for a live 30-minute webcast at 8pm EST.

Eco Etiquette: Is My Moisturizer Safe? 5 Petrochemicals to Avoid Now

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm a guy who recently st...

9 Shocking Things Made From Oil (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oil isn't just what fuels your car-- it's all over, pervading every part of your life. When it comes to products, you'd probably be more hard-pressed ...

Halloween? Bah, Humbug!

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy festive holidays as much as the next person, but we eco-freaks can't help ourselves from sucking the fun out of things, particularly when it comes to harming children.

Kuwait Scraps $17 Billion Dow Chemicals Joint Venture

AP | DIANA ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait's government on Sunday scrapped a $17.4 billion joint venture with U.S. petrochemical giant Dow Chemical after criticism fr...

Dow Chemicals Sells 50 Percent Stake To Kuwaiti Co For $9.5 Billion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Dow Chemical Co. will sell a 50 percent interest in five of its global businesses to a Kuwaiti company for about $9.5 billion to form a new joint petr...