Gulf oil disaster

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

It’s been a bad month in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week BP decided to stop playing nice.  Ken Feinberg, who the oil giant chose to run its compensation fund …

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

Breaking: Spike in Baby Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico (Updated)

Since the first days of the Gulf oil disaster, the National Wildlife Federation has been warning that it takes years to assess the full impacts of a catastrophic oil spill. …

Experts Fear Displacement of Sharks May Send Shockwaves Through the Gulf

The Gulf oil disaster wreaked havoc on a vast array of species that inhabit the region’s rich waters and coastal ecosystems. While there has been a great deal of focus on …

He’s Back! BP’s Tony Hayward Cuts Deal To Drill In Arctic Wildlife Haven

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward is back in the news – and once again, he’s putting critical wildlife habitat at risk.

Louisiana Uses Discarded Christmas Trees to Fight Wetland Loss [w/Video]

“When you deploy these things, they create a sediment trap and really help the shorelines with erosion protection.”

Breaking: New Tar Balls Reported Ashore in Louisiana

This just in from WDSU in Louisiana: Oil is beginning to wash ashore at Grand Isle. The mayor’s office said tar balls are coming ashore on Elmer’s Island and sand …

Gulf Oil Disaster “Might Well Recur” Absent Reform, Says Commission

Someone’s leaked a chapter of the final report of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling. This morning, media coverage is focused mostly on …

Protecting our “Blue Heart”: Talking with Sylvia Earle about Whale Sharks, Sargassum, Oil and Oceans

Movie and TV stars don’t do it for us. But when my wife Belinda and I met Dr. Sylvia Earle as she came ashore from a dive boat, walking the …

Entire Habitats Wiped Out by Oil, Dispersant and Fires

Hyperbole? If you’re visualizing an entire ocean, marshland, bay or miles-long beachfront destroyed, perhaps. But if you consider pelagic sargassum, that yellowish-brown seaweed that forms up into floating mats, clumps …

Big Oil Money Working to Rewrite History of Gulf Oil Disaster

The same groups who denied the link between cancer and smoking and deny the link between carbon pollution and global warming are now being enlisted to deny the impacts of the Gulf oil disaster.

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