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Deepwater Horizon: BP’s Toxic Legacy

Deepwater Horizon: BP’s Toxic Legacy

Farron Cousins, DeSmogBlog Waking Times It has now been four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men and leaking an estimated 210 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico.  The media attention has disappeared, but the oil that continues to wash up along the Gulf Coast is a constant reminder to those […]

Insect Population Dwindling in Louisiana Marshlands Four Years After BP Deepwater Horizon

Insect Population Dwindling in Louisiana Marshlands Four Years After BP Deepwater Horizon

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog Waking Times Louisiana State University entomologist Linda Hooper-Bui has been studying the impact of the BP oil spill on insects and spiders for almost four years. She started her study shortly after the Macondo well blew out on April 20, 2010, before any oil washed up on shore. Her work documents the dwindling of the insect population in areas […]

Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea May Need Decades to Recover From Oil Spill

Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea May Need Decades to Recover From Oil Spill

Nicholas St. Fleur, Mongabay Waking Times The catastrophic explosion that spewed some five million barrels of oil deep into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 will take a heavy toll in the ocean’s lowest layers for years to come. That’s the stark conclusion of seafloor research conducted six months after the Deepwater Horizon oil […]

By November 22, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
Setting the Record Straight About BP’s Failed Gulf of Mexico Cleanup

Setting the Record Straight About BP’s Failed Gulf of Mexico Cleanup

Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog Waking Times The second phase of hearings in the legal battle over the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico ended on October 17th. Following two weeks of testimony by the U.S. Department of Justice and BP, U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier will determine what quantity of oil was spilled into the Gulf. […]

By October 23, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Fisherman: Sea Life Small or Non-Existent in BP Oil-Wrecked Gulf

Fisherman: Sea Life Small or Non-Existent in BP Oil-Wrecked Gulf

Lisa Garber Waking Times  Years since the initial catastrophe, the fishing community is still suffering from the effects of the BP oil spill. “It’s getting worse and worse every year,” says Dean Blanchard, owner of Dean Blanchard Seafood on Grand Isle. Fishermen’s Livelihood at Risk Though many fishing seasons have reopened since 2011, many seafood docks […]

By October 27, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Acts of God – A Revolution of the Heart

Acts of God – A Revolution of the Heart

Sharon Brown, Sacred Fire Contributing Writer Waking Times We’re calling for a revolution. Like 200,000,000 other people in the world, I saw Avatar. Watching the film in 3-D was a magical immersion.  While the storyline often felt predictable, I had a visceral longing to be part of the alien world, Pandora.  The film offered a […]

By May 29, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Disease-ridden Fish, Eyeless Shrimp, Mutated Sea Life – Welcome to the Toxic Gulf of Mexico (Video)

Disease-ridden Fish, Eyeless Shrimp, Mutated Sea Life – Welcome to the Toxic Gulf of Mexico (Video)

Disease-ridden Fish, Eyeless Shrimp, Mutated Sea Life, and Fish Plagued with Oozing Lesions, Gashes, Parasites, Ulcers and Strange Black Stains.

Sounds like a bad science fiction film right?

By April 23, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Deep-Ocean Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion Revealed

Deep-Ocean Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion Revealed

However, when the ROV explored another area 11 kilometers to the south west of the spill site, the team was surprised to discover numerous coral communities covered in a brown flocculent material and showing signs of tissue damage.

By March 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →