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Seeing the Gulf From Above

A picture is worth a thousand words. The expression may sound cliche, but in the conservation movement, it couldn’t be more true. In the day and age of quick soundbites and short attention spans, when it comes to promoting a cause, grabbing people’s attention is key. We need more than […]

Scenes from the Spill #13

“A number of dead sea turtles have washed up on Gulf coast beaches since the spill began, including the one pictured here in Pass Christian, Miss., on Sunday, May 2.” via Newsweek Photograph: David Martin / AP Editor’s note: we will be posting an image from the Gulf oil spill […]

Scape-Goating BP Lets Big Oil Off Scot-Free

I’ve been watching the growing condemnation of BP from all sides of the political spectrum and it’s making me mad as hell! Now, don’t get me wrong – BP is no friend of mine. Some days I can’t bear to read the news coming out of the Gulf of Mexico, […]

Scenes from the Spill #10

“Above, an oil-soaked pelican on June 3 at East Grand Terre Island, La. An Associated Press photographer captured gruesome images of a number of birds soaked in oil from the spill.” via Newsweek Photograph: Charlie Riedel / AP Editor’s note: we will be posting an image from the Gulf oil […]

The Forgotten Gulf Oil Spill Victims

Beyond the tragically oil-soaked birds and sea turtles, there’s another animal population feeling the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill – the area’s pets. Many Louisiana pet owners have been forced to give up their cats and dogs due to a lack of time and money. Whether they’re […]

Oil Spill Updates: What You Need to Know

It’s been five weeks since the catastrophic explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling platform and since then, millions of gallons of sticky black oil have killed countless animals and fouled sensitive wetlands along the Gulf of Mexico. Yet, the spill still hasn’t been contained, those responsible are still pointing […]

The Oil Spill Next Door: Size Matters

There are a lot of ways you can measure the scope of the BP Gulf spill crisis. Size is one of them. To help you get some personal perspective on just how vast the footprint of the eco-carnage is, or if you just want to upgrade your present FUD-factor, take […]

Watching Grown Men Cry: Fear and Mistrust in Mississippi

We’re rushing from Grand Isle, Louisiana to D’iberville, Mississippi where our guide, Pat Heidingsfelder, has set up a town hall style meeting with Gulf Coast shrimpers. It’s an uncanny mix of folks: half are Cajun, the others are from the Vietnamese community. But they all share something in common in […]

Scenes from the Spill #7

“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal examines oil and absorbent material that washed up in Grand Isle, LA., on May 21. BP reported on this day that the amount of oil it was collecting from a tube inserted into the ruptured well fell from 5,000 to 2,200 barrels a day, saying that […]

How’s That Oil Cleanup Coming Along?

Not that great, according to everyone. While one of the three holes in the Deepwater Horizon has been plugged, the rate of oil lost was unaffected. Depending on whom you ask, that’s anywhere from 5,000 to upwards of 40,000 barrels a day. Also, hurricane season is less than a month […]

Scenes from the Spill #8

“A laughing gull stands on another laughing gull in distress at the Breton National Wildlife Refuge on North Breton Island, LA., on May 20. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials collected the bird to to test it for exposure to oil and rescue it if possible.” via Newsweek Photograph: Gerald […]

Concert for the Coast Planned for Oil Spill Relief

Whether you want to help the ongoing cleanup efforts from the BP oil spill or you just like good music (or both), good news: the Hangout Festival, an Alabama concert series, has just announced all of this year’s profits will go to Gulf relief. For those of you in the […]

I Wonder What the Small People Are Doing!

I’ll never forget the history professor who was a former Marine and almost certainly shaved with a hunting knife. Equally fluent in Latin and rifles, a class never went by without some outrageous bon mot, leaving us stunned, angry…and often delighted. There were the wildly inappropriate comments about women, women’s […]

EcoMeme: Fire on the Water

In a bitter twist of fate, right around Earth Day, one of the worst-ever oil spills in the U.S. began. It started on April 20th, when a Transocean Ltd.-owned oil rig called the Deepwater Horizon, which was drilling for black gold on behalf of BP (British Petroleum) exploded. The rig […]

Scenes from the Spill #11

“An oil-soaked bird struggles against a supply vessel at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on May 9.” via Newsweek Photograph: Gerald Herbert / AP Editor’s note: we will be posting an image from the Gulf oil spill every day (M-F) until the […]

From Roomba to Research: A Clean Look at the Gulf Spill

While BP struggles with its own suction issues, the company that brought you that goofy (and annoying?) magic little Frisbee, the Roomba vacuum robot, is lending its expertise to the Gulf Spill disaster effort with its Seaglider unmanned underwater vehicle. (No, it’s not sucking up the oil, but just couldn’t resist giving […]

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Helicopters over Deepwater Horizon, Part 2

“So all the dispersants are gone,”  I ask. “Yes,” says John from NOAA. “So, again, at this point it would be a scientific impossibility for them to persist, given their volatile nature?” “Yes, maybe a few ‘in between compounds’, but yes, pretty much they should be entirely gone.” Based on […]

Watching Grown Men Cry: Fear and Mistrust in Mississippi

We’re rushing from Grand Isle, Louisiana to D’iberville, Mississippi where our guide, Pat Heidingsfelder, has set up a town hall style meeting with Gulf Coast shrimpers. It’s an uncanny mix of folks: half are Cajun, the others are from the Vietnamese community. But they all share something in common in […]

Seeing the Gulf From Above

A picture is worth a thousand words. The expression may sound cliche, but in the conservation movement, it couldn’t be more true. In the day and age of quick soundbites and short attention spans, when it comes to promoting a cause, grabbing people’s attention is key. We need more than […]

10 Ways Geolocation Is Changing the World

This post was written by Rob Reed. He is the founder of MomentFeed, a location-based marketing, strategy, and technology firm. Location technologies are transforming how we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world. From the global to the local, here are #10Ways geolocation is a positive force for good. Social […]

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