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BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

BP Accuses Halliburton of Destroying Evidence of Wrongdoing in Gulf Oil Spill

It is coming to fists again over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This time, however, it isn't the people of the gulf against big oil, it is the oil companies against each other. BP

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Six Years After Katrina, Tropical Storm Lee Hits the Gulf Coast

Six Years After Katrina, Tropical Storm Lee Hits the Gulf Coast

Almost exactly six years after Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans, producing one of the worst natural disasters in American history, the Gulf Coast is set to get battered by another major storm. By all

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New Oil Sheen in Gulf Waters Linked to Deepwater Horizon Well

New Oil Sheen in Gulf Waters Linked to Deepwater Horizon Well

Just a few days ago we reported that a mysterious oil sheen that has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico not far from the BP Deepwater Horizon Well that burst last year. It turns out that our suspicions have

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Potential Oil Spill in Gulf Of Mexico Has All Eyes on BP

Potential Oil Spill in Gulf Of Mexico Has All Eyes on BP

A mysterious sheen on the Gulf of Mexico is making waves, with all eyes focusing in on BP as the culprit. Floating near the Green Canyon Block of the Gulf of Mexico, the potential spill is suspiciously

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Scientists Argue That Methane from the Gulf Oil Spill Was Not Eaten by Microbes

Scientists Argue That Methane from the Gulf Oil Spill Was Not Eaten by Microbes

Last year, in the midst of the Deepwater Horizon crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, we wrote about a study that said that microbes in the Gulf had consumed a lot of the rogue oil plume caused by the disaster.

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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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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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NYC ART EVENT: Mired in the Bayou Opens TONIGHT, 7-10pm

NYC ART EVENT: Mired in the Bayou Opens TONIGHT, 7-10pm

Mired in the Bayou Opens TONIGHT - Join Us at 99% Gallery! We're all familiar with images of the Gulf Oil Spill – hazy waters, stained shorelines and blackened, lifeless animals — but what about

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‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

We've all seen the images of the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the depressing images of oil-covered birds and wildlife littered on the coast, but how many of us really grasp the full impact of

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NYC: Join Us for the Opening of Mired in the Bayou Oct. 15!

NYC: Join Us for the Opening of Mired in the Bayou Oct. 15!

Join Inhabitat for the Mired in the Bayou opening reception in NYC! We've all seen images of the Gulf Oil Spill - filmy waters, desolate shorelines and blackened, lifeless animals -- but what about the

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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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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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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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Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Scientists Say Hungry Microbes Ate Giant BP Gulf Oil Plume

Microbes "eating" oil. Source: Reuters/Yahoo!Green Recently, we reported on evidence of a precarious Manhattan-sized oil plume resulting from the BP spill, but new findings show that the plume has been

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Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Deep-Sea Oil Plume in the Gulf is Real and Could Spread

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) just released a paper proving the existence of a deep sea oil plume resulting from the Gulf oil spill which is spreading and unlikely to

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Obama Visits Solar Panel Factory to Push for Green Energy

Obama Visits Solar Panel Factory to Push for Green Energy

Yesterday President Obama visited a Solyndra solar panel factory in Fremont, California that -- with help from the stimulus -- was able to expand and create green collar jobs for the bay area community.

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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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