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EarthTalk: BP Oil Spill Three Years On

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: The three-year anniversary of the 2010 BP oil spill just passed. What do green groups think of the progress since in restoring the region? — Mary Johannson, New York, NY When an undersea oil well blew out 50 miles off the…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Obama and Climate Change; Extreme Weather in 2012, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: 2012 was a wild year for the environment, and storm Sandy made sure the year ended with a horrible bang in the US. But, will 2013 be better or worse, that will be for us to decide. The US government handed down…

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What has changed since the Deepwater Horizon tragedy?

An Earth Day Look at the BP Oil Spill, One Year On

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Megan Hagist, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) One year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history began, key questions about its environmental impact remain unanswered. The 4.9 million barrels of BP oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico continue to threaten marine wildlife and other vile surprises have surfaced…

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The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year’s BP oil spill this week. The report laid out the blame for the spill, tagging each of the three companies working on the Deepwater Horizon at the time, Halliburton, Transocean and BP, and…

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EarthTalk: Oil Lingering on the Sea Floor in the Gulf – the Aftermath of the BP Oil Spill

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: A friend of mine working on the Gulf Coast oil cleanup says that at least 50 percent of the loose oil is laying on the sea floor. What’s the long-term prognosis of this? – Chris H., Darien, CT It’s true…

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Another Rig Catches Fire and Reignites Offshore Drilling Fears

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) On Thursday, a manageable explosion on a Gulf Coast oil rig reignited fears founded by the BP spill and revived calls for a reassessment of the country’s drilling policies. Just before 9 a.m. Thursday morning, the Vermilion Oil Rig 380 exploded. Unlike the Deepwater Horizon rig, this one was located in…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: BP Spill Plugged but the Damage is Not Done – and Next Up is the Kalamazoo River

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) BP is on the verge of escaping headlines, and if you’re ready to forget about the oil spill, fine. But disasters just like the Gulf spill are playing out across the country. Yesterday, BP cemented the well that has been spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico shut. The Obama administration…

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