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Dead-Zone Nutrient Reduction Target Pushed Out to 2035

Progress has been achieved in certain watersheds, but pushing back the target date to reduce run-off of nitrogen and phosphorous two decades is a testament to the extent and intractability of the problem.

BP: Crime and Punishment

It appears that justice may be catching up to BP in the wake of the 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. A total of at least 4.9 million barrels of oil are estimated to have been spilled making it the worst marine oil spill in U.S. history. The company is being accused of lying about the extent…

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A BP Christmas: Is That an Oil Slick in my Stocking?

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash I think I’m going to vomit. Just saw the new BP Gulf States ad. The theme? The Best Tourist Season EVER for a long time in the Gulf States! Brought to you by BP.

Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

Musings of a Malcontent: Irony, Irony, Wherefore art thou Irony?

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Recently I have become aware of the fact the a few readers actually take everything I say here literally. Yes, I know. It seems far-fetched. “This post being taken to be exact truth? Are you sure?” Oh I am sure. Last week when I said it would…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: The BP Spill, the Climate Bill, and the Possibility of Real Change

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) “There’s a dead dolphin on this beach,” Mother Jones‘ Mac McClelland, wrote yesterday in Louisiana. It’s one snapshot of the harm visited on the Gulf Coast by the BP oil spill. Back in Washington, the Senate climate bill, which would put the country on a path to cleaner energy consumption, is…

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Environmental News Wrap: Week of May 17-23

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Obama Administration recently threatened BP that if they did not invoke confidence that they have the Gulf of Mexico situation controlled soon the government will step in to clean up and stop the oil spill. Obama raised the small vehicle fuel efficiency standards and…

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Shep Smith a Hero, Brit Hume a Fool and a Jerk: BP and the Gulf Oil Spill on Fox News

The good and the typical of Fox News Shep Smith of Fox News offers an eloquent and much-deserved dressing-down of BP CEO Tony Hayward’s recent comments in the British press attempting to downplay the magnitude of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and belittling “litigious” Americans, saying he fully expects many “frivolous” lawsuits. A real class act, that…

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