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Tar Balls Wash Ashore in Florida Keys

5/18/2010 // By Miles Grant

Two alarming new pieces of evidence that the BP oil spill is spreading well beyond the Gulf Coast. The first is this photo from NASA, showing a plume of oil being pulled far to the south, apparently by the Gulf’s […] Read more >

BP Oil Spill Already Heading for Florida Keys?

5/17/2010 // By Miles Grant

Is the BP oil spill is already realizing one worst-case scenario? Citing computer models, satellite images & an eyewitness account, University of South Florida researchers say currents are picking up oil from the Deepwater Horizon well accident & carrying it […] Read more >

BP Oil Spill: Monday News Roundup

5/17/2010 // By Miles Grant

A quick roundup of the latest news on the BP oil spill: According to the New York Times, scientists have found huge plumes of oil deep beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. BP managed to insert a tube […] Read more >

Video: NWF’s Oil Spill Response Featured on PlanetForward.org

5/15/2010 // By Miles Grant

I joined PlanetForward.org this week to talk about my trip to the Gulf of Mexico to report on the BP oil spill: We need a new national energy policy — one that will cut our oil dependence & protect America’s […] Read more >

Marine Life Confusing “Dispersed” Oil with Sea Habitat

5/13/2010 // By Miles Grant

Are you like me? Do you not think much about seaweed unless it gets caught in your bathing suit? Until my 10-hour boat trip across oil spill-impacted areas last week, I had no idea what a critical role sargassum, a […] Read more >

BP Oil Spill Update: Birds, Barrel Bickering & Betty White

5/11/2010 // By Miles Grant

The latest news from the Gulf Coast: The first two birds rescued from the spill have been returned to the wild Officials are pumping more fresh river water into the Louisiana wetlands to try to push the oil offshore Teams […] Read more >

Dropping Dome Doesn’t Work, So BP Trying Trash

5/10/2010 // By Miles Grant

“There’s no way that dome is going to work,” one Venice, LA fishing boat captain told me last week. “It’s just a distraction to make it look like BP is doing something while they drill the relief well, which is […] Read more >

A Video Report from BP Oil Spill’s Surface

5/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

I finished this wind-blown clip just seconds before our boat captain hit the engines for home, worried a dispersant plane might fly over us.
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Big Oil Meets Big Nature in Louisiana

5/3/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I write this from Venice, Louisiana, a few days after the explosion at British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig set off a massive oil spill in the Gulf. Looking at the scale of the ecological […] Read more >