A Tale of Three Butterflies: Endangered Species and the Everglades

Can you imagine a place where alligators and crocodiles live side-by-side? It isn’t a fairytale: it is America’s Everglades! The historic Everglades ecosystem once encompassed 11,000 square miles. Home to …

The BP Trial-What’s at Stake for the Gulf in Phase 2?

If it seems like BP has aggressively shirked responsibility for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster since the day the rig exploded, it’s because the company has been doing just …

Great Lakes Fish Say “Go Plastic Free” in July: 6 Tips

In the final days of June, the heat is on. During these dog-days of summer, many folks will take the opportunity to cool off in a nearby swimmin’ hole. Americans …

Paradise Found: 3 Reasons to Restore the Gulf

The Gulf Coast is a real-life paradise. Its denizens enjoy mild weather, great seafood, sea-view sunsets and award-winning beaches. As the saying goes, though, “Every rose has its thorns.” For …

The Senate and the Sea

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) fittingly represents the Ocean State in the United States Senate. At Capitol Hill Oceans Week Sen. Whitehouse had this to say: “The oceans can do a lot of …

Deepwater Horizon: The Disaster That Keeps on Harming

The devastating (but not wholly unexpected) results of a University of South Florida (USF) study suggest the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster is ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico. Foraminifera — microscopic organisms that are …

Peru Stands up to Big Oil. Will U.S. and Ecuador?

Last year my husband and I honeymooned in Machu Picchu, Peru. In Quechua — the language spoken by the Inca who built the city — Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain.” …

Rally to Hold BP Accountable

Memo to BP: End the Blame Game, Restore the Gulf

It took BP 87 days to cap the well gushing from a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, in an area known as the Macondo prospect. For months, BP shirked …

For Gulf Restoration, Every Dollar Counts

This weekend I had the opportunity to discuss what BP might face at trial for the Gulf oil disaster with some eloquent thought leaders, including Tulane political science professor and …

BP’s Gulf Oil Spill Trial 101: A Primer

This week was the start of the Deepwater Horizon disaster trial. Remember the start of the disaster itself? Initially, BP was downplaying, denying, and hiding the awful truth: that crude …

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