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Save the Gulf Coast with Your Old Carpet

Your stained shag carpet could stop the oil spill. At least one Florida county is using GeoHay, or bales of recycled carpet, to help protect the shoreline from some of the oil spilling into the Gu…


Listen to Music, Help the Gulf

The unimaginable Gulf Oil Spill has left us all with an intense combination of emotions, from sadness to anger to helplessness. How could this happen? And what can be done about fixing the worst envir…


Two New Fish Species Described Live in Gulf Oil Area

Research published in the Journal of Fish Biology describes two new species of pancake batfishes (Halieutichthys intermedius and H. bispinosus). They live in, or partially in, the area where oil has i…


Lessons on Lessening Suffering in the Gulf

Pelicans and turtles frozen in oil, businesses lost, lives changed forever. The gulf oil spill defies comprehension -- emotions too much to bear and horrifying images burned in our memories. How in th…


Join Hands to Oppose Offshore Drilling

This Saturday, June 26, a weekend trip to the beach is a chance to support a cause and send a message. An organization called Hands Across the Sand has planned an international event to oppose offshor…


Glee’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” + Oil Spill Images (video)

Images from the Gulf oil spill paired with a beautiful rendition of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' performed by the cast of 'Glee' and produced by the Environmental Defense Fund to remind us that we hav…


Oil Spill Puts Birds at Risk (video)

This video by Discovery News focuses on the many migratory birds that fly north over the Gulf coast at this time of year and stop to rest or nest along the shore.†Lots of beautiful bird pictures.†And …


Grieving the Oil Spill and Other Such Tragedies

I donít know about you, but it pains me to read the news. I got rid of TV four years ago because I just couldnít take it anymore--the heartsickness I felt every time I turned on CNN, where I couldnít …


The Oil Spill’s Effect on Our Food System

Iíve been leaving coverage of the oil spill mostly up to other bloggers here on MNN. Our Earth Matters blogger Shea, Green Tech blogger Karl and several of the news writers have been doing a great …


Kindness Revolution Day 17: Clearing the Gulf Oil Spill

Today's gift is a meditation for clearing the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.† This may seem outlandish to some people, but as Dr. Joe Vitale, one of the participants in The Secret video, indicates:†…


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