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michelle-hoover's picture
Jun.14.2010
As we watch in horror as blundering BP sits on its hands while wildlife suffocates in the never-ending Gulf of Mexico spill, there’s a perhaps equal menace that occurs every summer in the same waters—a “vast tomb containing millions of bottom-dwelling sea creatures,” (World Resources Institute)—...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.11.2010
Kafka on the GulfA New Orleans resident reflects on how the Czech master prepared him for the oil spill Pelican, East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, June 4, 2010. CREDIT: Win McNamee/Getty Images   Here in New Orleans, faith and doubt wrestle daily. This has always been true for our vulnerable...
kate-marshall's picture
Jun.08.2010
Dear Ocean, I was so sorry to hear about the accident. My heart goes out to you and your family members. I've been hearing how awful your first medical team has been, so I’m glad you got a second opinion to make sure you get the care you need. How can I help? I can write letters to people who know...
warren-adie-riley's picture
Jun.04.2010
The following is information that I think you, the general public, should be made aware of as of 2007-2009. This is a list of the world's eight largest public and private businesses by gross revenues. The list is limited to companies with annual revenues exceeding 40 billion U.S. dollars. Not...
warren-adie-riley's picture
Jun.04.2010
This is going to be the shortest blog I have ever written. Why? Because I am now batting 10 out of 10. Again, why? I'm getting tired of predicting the future. Every worse possible scenario I have gleaned from incompetence, stupidity and greed by the corporations and governments have come to...
chris-rodell's picture
Jun.03.2010
I hate to sound like a doomsday alarmist here, but is there a chance the earth will deflate if we don’t cap the Deepwater Horizon soon? Really, I can’t think of anything that gets punctured and begins ceaselessly gushing vital fluids that doesn’t go vvvfffftt. It happens with gunshot victims,...
marion-kaoiu's picture
Jun.02.2010
As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to spread, allegations are coming to light that this may be the Halliburton oil spill. BP claimed all the responsibility for paying for the oil spill cleanup, and Transocean was operating the oil drilling platform - but both may now be seeking to...
john-michael-greer's picture
Jun.02.2010
As I write these words, the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico continues unchecked. It seems almost obscene to suggest that anything positive might come out of an oil spill that is already the largest in US history, and of course it’s true that whatever good might be salvaged from the situation will...
tess-callahan's picture
Jun.02.2010
The Oil Spill, the Dalai Lama, and Reason for Hope:   One exhilarating moment during a whale watching trip off Cape Cod was when a northern gannet skimmed the sea just beyond the bow. My children and I hung over the rail, taken by the bird’s power and agility. Its distinctive plumage and bluish...
warren-adie-riley's picture
May.28.2010
 For more than 4 weeks, we have been watching and reading media reports concerning the dramatic oil spill and massive clean up effort ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico. This unfolding tragedy is over 2,000 miles south from our county and will not affect us personally. But, before we get too complacent...