Archive for August, 2010

Testing Way Down on Beach Waters!

Testing Way Down on Beach Waters!

Health testing way down at California beaches The monitoring is at its lowest level since becoming law more than a decade ago, putting swimmers, surfers and divers at greater risk of exposure to contaminated water, a Times investigation shows. By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times August 30, 2010 Health testing of California’s beaches has slumped […]

Toxic levels of oil found in gulf area crucial to fish!

Toxic levels of oil found in gulf area crucial to fish!

Toxic levels of oil found in gulf area crucial to fish Researchers describe ‘a constellation’ of oil droplets mixed with sediment. Phytoplankton, the base of the marine food web, is found to be in poor health nearby. “…feeling a toxic response to those waters…” By Sara Kennedy, McClatchy Newspapers August 18, 2010 St. Petersburg, Fla. […]

Carpet Bombing of Gulf Marine Life and Workers with Corexit

Carpet Bombing of Gulf Marine Life and Workers with Corexit

BP Poisoning Marine Life and Workers with Corexit! from CNN.com

BP Spill: Catastrophe, Sure. Disaster?  Nah.

BP Spill: Catastrophe, Sure. Disaster? Nah.

BP Spill: Catastrophe, Sure. Disaster? Nah. Why hasn’t a single Gulf governor asked Obama to declare the spill a federal disaster? By Mac McClelland | Fri Aug. 13, 2010 Given the size and far-reaching devastation of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you may have assumed that it qualifies as a federal disaster. Though you’d have […]

BP Not Denying, Just Not Paying...!

BP Not Denying, Just Not Paying…!

BP Not Denying, Just Not Paying Nearly 40,000 Oil Spill Claims BRIAN SKOLOFF AND HOLBROOK MOHR | 08/ 9/10 07:19 PM | ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Sheryl Lindsay’s wedding planner business is on the brink, crumbling with each cancellation over concerns about oil. Brides-to-be are walking away from plans for beachside vows, leaving Lindsay waiting […]

A journey of discovery on the L.A. River

A journey of discovery on the L.A. River

An expedition along a muddy stretch of the waterway offers a glimpse into the potential recreational and environmental jewel running through the city.

Oil is a poison to the wetlands!

Oil is a poison to the wetlands!

Marsh grasses along the Louisiana coast have been blackened by the BP oil spill. (Reuters / July 28, 2010) Oil-damaged wetlands may just have to wait it out! Cleanup efforts often seem futile, and some biologists suggest simply letting nature take its course. By Alana Semuels and Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times August 1, […]