Posts Tagged ‘bp oil spill’

New Oil Spill Off the Coast of Louisiana in the Gulf

Fresh oil spill in the Gulf in March 2011

Not even a year after the massive BP Oil Spill, a new oil spill off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf has been discovered.  Over the past few days, crude oil has been washing into the white sand beaches near Grand Isle, giving vacationers a sight for which they didn’t bargain. As of the [...]

Dying Coral in the Gulf of Mexico: Thanks BP


Just seven miles from the site of the BP oilspill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists aboard the Ronald H. Brown, a NOAA research vessel, have discovered large areas of dead and dying deep sea corals more than 1400 feet under the ocean. The discovery was surprising, if not shocking for the researchers who viewed [...]

Greenpeace Shuts Down BP Stations Across London


Last week, Greenpeace activists shut down BP stations across London.  More than 40 gas stations were unable to do business when teams protesting the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – and off-shore oil drilling – dismantled gas pumps. Working in coordinated groups, impassioned volunteers went from station to station, disrupting operations at [...]

Americans Against Off-Shore Drilling

BP Oil Spill

If you’re like me, you are probably not surprised to hear that a majority of Americans are now against off-shore drilling for oil.  If the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico has taught us anything, its not to listen to the assurances and platitudes of corporations that place profits at the top of [...]

Saving Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico


As we reach the 3-month mark since the BP oil spill began gushing millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, fears continue to mount as to whether an effective fix will occur anytime soon.  Hundreds of species of wildlife and eco-systems have already been affected, including sea turtles that reside in the [...]

Why Nuking the Oil Spill Is Not the Answer


Over a month ago, Russian scientists suggested that nuking the BP oil spill would stop the gusher and end the environmental damage.  The Russians suggested a surgical nuclear strike and claimed to have used the technique on five of their own oil wells. They even offered to do it for us. In spite of lots [...]

Hands Across the Sand


Every day you turn on the news these days, you’re greeted with sickening photographs of the BP oil spill. Not only the reddish sheen on top of the surface, but black blobs marring white beaches, dying birds and dolphins and people directly impacted by the ecological disaster – whose lives will never be the same. [...]

Concern About Climate Change on the Rise


Its not just the BP oil spill that is causing people to re-think their ways.  Overall, concern about climate change is on the rise.  A recent poll by Yale and George Mason Universities shows that more Americans than ever are worried about environmental impacts of CO2 emissions.  Yet, this week, the U.S. Senate considered a [...]

Coral Reefs in Gulf of Mexico Threatened by BP Oil Spill


Deep, cool water coral reefs were discovered not too long ago in the Gulf of Mexico.  While coral reefs are generally known to be in warm water locations, like off the coast of Australia, cool water reefs thrive in near freezing temperatures!  They are every bit as precious as their more famous colorful cousins. When [...]

BP Played Pivotal Role in Exxon Valdez Disaster


From the hours immediately following the BP Gulf Oil catastrophe that began with the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig the comparisons to the Exxon Valdez atrocities began.  Yet, 21 years later, the extent of the interconnectedness of the two ecological destructions was unknown until recently. The Associated Press (AP) ran a story yesterday showing [...]

Hair-Raising Efforts to Save the Gulf Coast


With globs of petroleum starting to wash up on shore, the BP oil spill tragedy is growing each day and every hour.  Yet, you can help! Despite reports that this massive incident is already double the size of Exxon Valdez, ordinary people are stepping up with donations in record numbers.  Even if you don’t have [...]

The BP Oil Spill: How You Can Help

The BP Oil Spill: How You Can Help

There’s no question about it.  We don’t even have to tell you that the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico is bad.  Just how bad it is, remains to be seen.  Execs are not giving us any information as to how much oil is down there with the potential to impact the waters, [...]