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Seafood Safety: Lessons Learned From Exxon Valdez

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

After the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry issued a technical publication. How many of these "lessons learned" have actually been incorporated into the current response to the Gulf oil spill?

Imported Seafood May Be Riskier Than Gulf Seafood Post-Oil Spill

AOL News | Andrew Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

...Environmental activists fervently insists the impact on food from BP's gift that kept on giving for more than three months lies just beneath the su...

Assessment of Gulf Seafood Safety Needs to Protect Vulnerable Populations

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Given the large area that was impacted by oil and the variety of state and federal jurisdictions governing the re-opening of oil-affected areas, the FDA should be playing a strong role in ensuring the protection of public health across the Gulf Coast.

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill: JAMA Commentary

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Today the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a Commentary on the health effects of the Gulf oil spill that I wrote along wit...

Obama Speak

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

One should always think of Obama's words as a stream of consciousness; like listening to a police radio. You may hear anything.

Blessing Of The Boats: Gulf Shrimpers Pray For Good Season Despite Oil

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

THERIOT, La. (Associated Press) - Docked boats were bedecked with fluttering red, white and blue streamers and rainbows of balloons in a bayou-country...

Dan Froomkin

Limited Test Finds Dispersant Not Adding Toxicity To Oil, But Questions Remain

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The combination of oil and dispersants is no more toxic to sea life than oil alone, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday after conduct...

The Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

In the coming weeks, expect that many more areas will reopen to fishing. The unprecedented enormity of this oil spill makes it difficult to predict the extent and duration of fish contamination.

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

Weekly Mulch: Slick of Oil Industry Cash Gummed up Regulatory Works

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will lik...

Social Networking Crisis Map Shows Impacts of Oil Spill

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

UPDATE Breton National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Public Entry LOUISIANA -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has closed the Breton Natio...

Call for Social Networking Reports on Deepwater Horizon Oil Impacts

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

With ordinary citizens inputting real-time photos and testimony, the general public will have the opportunity to experience first hand what is really happening in the Gulf of Mexico and along its shores.

BP To Expand Consumer Products Line In U.S.

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Peter G. Miller

BP has announced that it will expand its consumer products division during the next few months, bringing an array of new brands to local stores. Acco...

Sushi Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Lisa Mirza Grotts

If you are new to sushi, you may find yourself quickly overwhelmed. A seemingly endless array of fish, rice, seaweed, and various accompaniments, ofte...

Meals of Mass Destruction: Shrimp

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

The shrimping industry itself is an environmental scourge much older than the oil spill. Farming is responsible for habitat destruction, while trawling for wild shrimp is harmful to the oceanic environment. So which is the lesser of the two evils?

A Buzzkill Guide to Sustainable Seafood (PHOTOS)

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jerusha Klemperer

With fears about mercury levels in fish, concern about seafood from China, and news of the impending extinction of the Bluefin tuna, many of us have seafood anxiety on the brain.

VIDEO: Oil Threatens the Gulf Coast Seafood Industry

Scott Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Dodd

New Orleans is world-famous for its seafood, but the Gulf Coast oil spill has left the future of the industry and those who rely on it in jeopardy as ...

Weekly Mulch: Oil Spill Could Bring Mass Extinction to the Gulf Coast

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A cap placed over a severed pipe is siphoning some oil from the broken BP well in the Gulf Coast, the compan...

9 Surprising Fish Farming Facts (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over 1 billion people across the world rely on fish as their main source of protein, mostly in developing countries. In America, fish consumption is ...

Shrimp Imports From Mexico Banned To Protect Endangered Turtles

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Mexico is losing its certification to export wild-harvest shrimp to the United States because its trawls lack required protections ...

A Pasta Made Together

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Egg Pasta with Saffron, Shrimp, and Peas is a resourceful everyday pasta.

Voice off the Bayou

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

"The reason there's so much oil out there is because there has always been so much life here," said Derrick Evans, a history teacher pondering the origins of petroleum reaching back 300 million years.

Forrest Gump's Bayou: Bubba vs. Bubba on BP Spill

Bryan Gobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bryan Gobin

The catastrophic BP oil spill is not a Republican-Democrat, liberal-conservative conflict. This is fundamentally an American issue about balancing tradeoffs associated with using our offshore resources.

BP Waives Responsibility -- Health Effects of Oil Cleanup Could Be Deadly

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

After the Exxon Valdez spill, employees and volunteers working around the oil became seriously ill. Thousands died from inhaling air and handling dispersants that contained benzene.

Gulf Coast to Visitors: Y'all Come Down and Eat!

Bryan Gobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bryan Gobin

With the exception of oil lapping ashore along Louisiana's marshy wildlife refuge, near-shore fishing waters appear clear as ever. Seafood is still available.