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Study Shows BP Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented by Regulation

Study Shows BP Oil Spill Could Have Been Prevented by Regulation

A new report by Member Scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform on the principle cause of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill concludes that the spill was entirely preventable and points blame at regulatory

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Join Inhabitat for the Opening of ‘MIRED IN THE BAYOU’ in NYC!

Join Inhabitat for the Opening of ‘MIRED IN THE BAYOU’ in NYC!

Join Inhabitat for the opening reception October 15th in New York City! There is no denying the sheer ecological destruction the the BP Oil Spill has inflicted on the Gulf waters and its coastline, since

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GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

If you're in the market for a GM car, you may soon be sitting among recycled Gulf oil spill materials. With partner GDC, GM is cleaning and recycling the infamous absorbent booms from the Gulf and will

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PRESENTING: Mired in the Bayou, an Exhibit About the BP Oil Spill

PRESENTING: Mired in the Bayou, an Exhibit About the BP Oil Spill

Since the BP oil well explosion nearly five months ago (only being officially sealed days ago), media coverage of the disaster has repeatedly shown us hazy images of a gushing wellhead underwater, skimmer

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BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

BP Continues to Pollute Local Landfills With Oil Spill Waste

There may — or may not — be some scientific disagreement about how much spilled oil remains in the Gulf of Mexico, but there's no mystery about how much oily waste is collecting in local

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MIT’s Seaswarm Robots Could Clean Up Gulf-Sized Spill in a Month

MIT’s Seaswarm Robots Could Clean Up Gulf-Sized Spill in a Month

We can thank MIT for adding another piece of weaponry to our future oil spill cleanup arsenal. Dubbed the Seaswarm, this autonomous 16-foot long, 7- foot wide robot features an oil-absorbing conveyor

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BP Will Attempt to Permanently Plug Leaking Oil Well Today

BP Will Attempt to Permanently Plug Leaking Oil Well Today

Fortunately, for the last two weeks a temporary plug has been preventing oil from BP's damaged Deepwater Horizon well from seeping into the Gulf of Mexico. But BP says they are ready to permanently

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Oil-Spill Condoms Want You to “Drill Without the Spill”

Oil-Spill Condoms Want You to “Drill Without the Spill”

You may be a cycling, recycling, composting, 100-mile-dieting vegan dynamo, but one of the best ways to minimize your impact on the environment is by not reproducing with abandon. These cheeky condoms by

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Did a Mystery Plumber Design the BP Containment Cap?

Did a Mystery Plumber Design the BP Containment Cap?

We've heard so much about the containment cap that's been holding back oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico in the past few weeks that pretty much everyone knows what it is. But the question remains -

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Not Surprised: Seep Detected Near BP Gulf Oil Spill Site

Not Surprised: Seep Detected Near BP Gulf Oil Spill Site

The cap that’s been keeping oil from gushing from the BP well that we’re all very familiar with at this point is now looking like it may be too good to be true. Late last night officials

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BP Announces That No More Oil is Flowing into the Gulf

BP Announces That No More Oil is Flowing into the Gulf

87 days after the news of the Gulf oil spill hit our computer screens, BP has finally announced -- and backed up with their video feed -- that no more oil is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. The statement

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Navy Deploys MZ-3A Airship to Gulf for Oil Cleanup Effort

Navy Deploys MZ-3A Airship to Gulf for Oil Cleanup Effort

We've been hearing more and more about airships being a greener transportation alternative to regular planes, and now we have a chance to see one in action. The US Navy has deployed their colossal MZ-3A

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Oil Spill Continues to Devastate the Gulf With no End in Sight

Oil Spill Continues to Devastate the Gulf With no End in Sight

The spill was caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig on April 20th, 2010. When the rig sunk and caused damage to the oil well a mile beneath the surface of the water, the

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Gulf Oil Cap Back On After Being Removed Due to Robot Blunder WTF?

Gulf Oil Cap Back On After Being Removed Due to Robot Blunder WTF?

It's back on! Yesterday, we learned (in what now seems more and more like a sad, sad comedy) that an underwater robot bumping into a vent at the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf forced BP to remove the

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What Happens If BP Never Plugs the Gulf Oil Spill?

What Happens If BP Never Plugs the Gulf Oil Spill?

It's the ultimate nightmare scenario: all of BP's attempts to stanch the Gulf Oil disaster (including drilling relief wells) fail. Not only do the relief wells fail, but the broken pipe starts leaking in

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Scant Evidence That Dispersants Help in Oil Spill Cleanup

Scant Evidence That Dispersants Help in Oil Spill Cleanup

A new report shows that there's little evidence to suggest that massive amounts of chemical dispersants help in oil spill cleanup.

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Hooters Girls Donate Pantyhose to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill

Hooters Girls Donate Pantyhose to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill

Hooters Girls have really big hearts, which is why they are collecting all of their used and torn pantyhose and donating them to help clean up the Gulf Oil Spill. Their “Project Pantyhose” has

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Kevin Costner Announces That BP Will Use His Oil-Cleanup Machines

Kevin Costner Announces That BP Will Use His Oil-Cleanup Machines

At a cameo appearance at a Congressional hearing on the BP oil spill, actor Kevin Costner announced that the company had ordered 32 of the half-million-dollar centrifuge machines he's been proposing for

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DIY Kite Photographs the Gulf Oil Spill to Map its True Size

DIY Kite Photographs the Gulf Oil Spill to Map its True Size

The news media has been snapping photos of the destruction that the oil spill is causing as it floats toward shore, but recently the government and BP have been restricting aerial photographs of the spill

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BP Plans to Use EverGreen Burner to Burn Oil in Gulf

BP Plans to Use EverGreen Burner to Burn Oil in Gulf

As we've reported in earlier articles, BP has been trying to contain a portion of the oil that's been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico in what is being called the biggest oil spill in US history. Even

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VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

VIDEO: Polymer Coated Cloth Successfully Separates Oil from Gulf Water

It's been almost 2 months now since the April 20th explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and we're still in desperate search of a viable solution. Well one University of

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BP Oil Pipe is Cut, “Top Hat” Containment Cap in Place

BP Oil Pipe is Cut, “Top Hat” Containment Cap in Place

We've come to the point where we're pretty darn pessimistic about almost any supposed advancements in the BP oil spill saga - but as of yesterday, there seems to be some actual good news. According to

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BP Refuses to Use Donated Hair Mats to Clean Up Oil Spill

BP Refuses to Use Donated Hair Mats to Clean Up Oil Spill

We've written about a number of alternative ways to clean up oil spills using natural non-toxic materials ranging from peat moss to mats made from recycled hair. However even in the wake of several failed

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Help Redesign BP’s ‘Green’ Logo and Win $200!

Help Redesign BP’s ‘Green’ Logo and Win $200!

We're getting kind of sick of saying this, but BP's latest latest attempt to stop oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico has failed -- yet again. The oil spill is quickly becoming the largest

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“Top Kill” Procedure Seems to be Working on the Gulf Oil Spill

“Top Kill” Procedure Seems to be Working on the Gulf Oil Spill

An announcement was made on Thursday that BP’s latest crazily named tactic — the “top kill” which we reported on earlier this week — seems to be working to stop the flow of

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BP Launches “Top Kill” Tactic to Plug the Gulf Oil Spill

BP Launches “Top Kill” Tactic to Plug the Gulf Oil Spill

Today BP will launch their "Top Kill" tactic - an attempt to plug the 5 story tall tower of pipes at the source of the Gulf oil leak with a massive amount of heavy liquids. The injection of drilling

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EPA Demands BP Stop Using Toxic Dispersants, They Won’t Comply

EPA Demands BP Stop Using Toxic Dispersants, They Won’t Comply

As we all know, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has not yet been contained and has finally reached the Gulf Coast shoreline. Last week, after some careful monitoring of the depths of the Gulf the

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Kevin Costner Cleaning up the Gulf with His Oil Separating Technology

Kevin Costner Cleaning up the Gulf with His Oil Separating Technology

No, we are not kidding. Neither is Kevin Costner. When the Exxon Valdez catastrophe happened in 1989, the actor, fisherman and environmentalist was horrified. So he went searching for an answer to

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BP Claims Its Tube is “Working Really Well” at Sucking Up Oil

BP Claims Its Tube is “Working Really Well” at Sucking Up Oil

From a (failed) dome to a “top hat” to a tube, it seems like BP has tried many a method of containing the millions of gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Last night, the petroleum

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Supertankers Could Clean up The Gulf Oil Spill, BP Won’t Listen

Supertankers Could Clean up The Gulf Oil Spill, BP Won’t Listen

Photo by indi.ca A former Shell Oil executive told FastCompany.com that a solution to cleaning up the Gulf Coast Oil spill is right under BP's noses. John Hofmeister, the former president of Shell Oil,

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