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SNOW GLOBAL: Hand Made Snow Globes Depict Species Affected By the BP Oil Spill

SNOW GLOBAL: Hand Made Snow Globes Depict Species Affected By the BP Oil Spill

Snow Global is a series of snow globes created in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Made by Neil Conley, each globe contains a hand-carved brass miniature of a species directly affected by

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BP Execs Awarded Hefty Bonuses Despite Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

BP Execs Awarded Hefty Bonuses Despite Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

BP awards two senior executives bonuses for 2010 despite the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

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Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Review

Obama Allows Offshore Drilling To Resume Without Review

This week the Obama administration allowed thirteen companies to return to their offshore oil drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico without further environmental scrutiny despite having stated in

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Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

Deepwater Horizon Oil in Gulf Traveling Up the Food Chain

We recently learned that BP, who we all know for causing the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, has also been overlooking safety on their pipeline operation in Alaska and on their other massive gulf rig the

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A Second BP Oil Rig in the Gulf is an Unsafe “Ticking Time Bomb”

A Second BP Oil Rig in the Gulf is an Unsafe “Ticking Time Bomb”

It seems BP hasn't learned its lesson just yet, though we for sure have learned ours -- stop drilling! President Obama just removed the temporary moratorium on new offshore drilling saying that they

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Artists Use Oil From the Gulf Of Mexico to Screen Print Posters

Artists Use Oil From the Gulf Of Mexico to Screen Print Posters

Happiness Brussels is hoping to raise some cash to rehabilitate habitats destroyed by the Gulf Coast spill by selling art made from the area's number one offender -- oil from the disaster. The team is

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Microbes in the Gulf May Eat More Gas Than Previously Thought

Microbes in the Gulf May Eat More Gas Than Previously Thought

Six months ago -- just before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill -- a team of researchers studied the methane consuming microbes that live deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and found that they consume

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BREAKING: Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

BREAKING: Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

Just when you thought things were getting better in the Gulf of Mexico, another oil rig has just exploded. This morning around 9:30 am CDT a commercial helicopter reported that an oil production platform

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Report Finds 79% of Oil Remains In Gulf

Report Finds 79% of Oil Remains In Gulf

Contrary to what the media is telling you, a report from the Georgia Sea Grant and the University of Georgia released yesterday says that a whopping 79% of the oil from the Gulf oil spill still remains in

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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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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 Costs Rise to $3 Billion as BP Tests World’s Largest Skimming Ship

Oil Spill Costs Rise to $3 Billion as BP Tests World’s Largest Skimming Ship

Attempting to speed up the oil spill clean up in the Gulf, BP has just tapped the world's largest oil skimming vessel. This converted Taiwanese cargo ship known as "A Whale" was put through her paces

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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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Cute Weedoo Electric Airboat Could Clean Up Gulf Wetlands

Cute Weedoo Electric Airboat Could Clean Up Gulf Wetlands

Oil is still leaking from the broken well in the Gulf, and this adorable little boat just might be what the cleanup crews need to get rid of oil covered grass and plants in the marshy wetlands of the Gulf

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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 a goal of

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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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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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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 oil the Gulf of Mexico. They

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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 giant was

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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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Super-Insulator Aerogel Could Be Used to Soak Up Oil

Super-Insulator Aerogel Could Be Used to Soak Up Oil

Not only does the space-age material Aerogel have super-insulating powers -- it is also remarkably effective at soaking up oil. AeroClay, one of the makers of the insulation, is currently working on a new

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BP Considers Tube, Top Hat to Stop Deepwater Horizon Leak

BP Considers Tube, Top Hat to Stop Deepwater Horizon Leak

After its containment cap filled with ice-like crystals and failed to stop the flow of oil, BP has been scrambling to come up with new solutions to the Deepwater Horizon leak. And we hope they find a

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