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Why the Gulf Still Needs You

By Jonathan Hoekstra, The Nature Conservancy Is the story of the Gulf oil spill over? Not by a long shot. Does the Gulf—one of the most productive ecosystems on Earth—still need your help? As a…

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Govt Interfering with Dolphin Death Research

Most of the press regarding the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil disaster (the impacts are still unfolding) focuses on blaming British Petroleum, which isn't unreasonable, but it is obscuring the fact the U…

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Is Anyone Neutral After the BP Gulf Oil Spill?

It is almost a year ago that an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon well started sending oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, we have all watched, with some mix of helplessness, urgency and disbeli…

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Oil Found Deep in Gulf’s Water and Food Chain

Researchers from the University of South Florida found oil in plankton in the northern Gulf. Plankton are tiny organisms which many larger species such as fish consume in order to stay alive. If plank…

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Grieving the Oil Spill and Other Such Tragedies

I don’t know about you, but it pains me to read the news. I got rid of TV four years ago because I just couldn’t take it anymore--the heartsickness I felt every time I turned on CNN, where I couldn’t …

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Armchair Activism for Oil-Spill Animals

At first news of the oil spill I started looking for opportunities to help. (Oil spill is such a euphemism here, as if, "oopsie, we spilled a little oil.") I knew one thing from the Exxon Valdez catas…

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What President Obama Should Do About BP

President Obama, I have to start with an apology because contrary to what the title of this piece would suggest, I don't know what the answer is to fixing the BP spill, nor do I suspect, do you. Ne…

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Gulf Seafood: Tasty or Tainted?

For those who are seafood lovers (or at least seafood consumers) the last few years have either seemed like bountiful buffet (of the $6.99 all-you-can-eat variety) or a veritable nightmare on a platte…

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Who’s Really to Blame for the BP Oil Spill? We Are.

Like many of you, I have been consumed by the BP oil rig that went down in the Gulf of Mexico a few weeks back. The thought of hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil spilling into the waters…

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