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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coastal Women for Change Protects Against BP Oil Spill

When Hurricane Katrina clobbered the Gulf Coast in 2005, women bore the brunt of the chaos that ensued, facing sexual violence and abuse at the hands of relatives and strangers. It was out of that devastating period that Coastal Women for Change was formed, an organization devoted to bringing women’s […]

Scenes from the Spill #9

“As news reports revealed that BP’s efforts to halt the flow of oil might be failing, President Obama examined a tar ball on the beach during a tour of oil-damaged areas May 28 in Port Fourchon, La. LaFourche Parish president Charlotte Randolph, center, and U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad ALlen […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scenes from the Spill #5

“On Saturday, June 19, 2010, oil spread northeast from the leaking Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil appears as a maze of silvery-gray ribbons in this photo-like image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.” – via Discover Magazine – Image: NASA […]

Scenes from the Spill #4

“Oil is shown gushing from the broken Deepwater Horizon well after the containment cap was removed on June 23.” – via Newsweek After a robotic submarine collided with a vent in the Gulf today, BP was forced to remove the containment cap – a cap which was capturing around 16,665 […]

BP Oil Spill Imperils Pregnant Gulf Coasters

When President Obama outlined his administration’s plans to curb the ongoing BP oil spill in his national address last night, he mentioned the “wrenching anxiety” that local fishers feel at the potential loss of their livelihoods. But Obama failed to mention another cause of disquiet: the fact that the oil […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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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