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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 8 Ugliest Animals Threatened by the Oil Spill

As millions of gallons of sticky black crude continue to gush out of a pipe in the Gulf of Mexico, we’re hearing a lot about how adorable animals like sea turtles, otters and dolphins are going to be affected. But while we love the cute animals, we don’t want to […]

Scenes from the Spill #3

“Water on oil fires is not only a waste of time, it is a dangerous activity because the burning oil now gets to ‘surf’ on the water, going to new places to find more fuel, oxygen and heat. The only way to put out an oil fire is with foam.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scenes from the Spill #12

“A worker vacuums oil in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay on June 20, when a member of Congress released BP internal documents showing the company’s worst-case scenario for oil being released was 100,000 barrels per day (BP original estimate of oil spilled was 5,000 barrels per day).” via Newsweek Photograph: Patrick Semansky […]

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 #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 […]

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 […]

Scenes from the Spill #6

“Oil pools along Barataria Bay in Louisiana on June 8.” via Newsweek Photograph: Charlie Riedel / AP Editor’s note: we will be posting an image from the Gulf oil spill every day (M-F) until the leak is fixed. Send pictures, links and tips to spill at ecosalon dot com.

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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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