Oil Covered Coral

Dead, dying coral found near BP spill called ‘smoking gun’

‘We have never seen anything like this,’ chief researcher says A close up of one of the impacted corals. A small amount of apparently living tissue on the tips of some branches is orange. Most of the skeleton is bare or covered by brown flocculent material. Scientists returning from an expedition off the Gulf Coast […]

Federal judge orders Halliburton to turn over leftover cement to Marine Board

Federal judge orders Halliburton to turn over leftover cement to Marine Board

Even before Thursday’s findings by the presidential Oil Spill Commission became public, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ordered Halliburton to turn over to federal investigators samples of the cement the company used to try to seal the Macondo oil well in April before it exploded. Barbier, who is handling the consolidated civil litigation regarding the […]

Code Monkey !

Code Monkey !

You know who you are…. Thanks to www.jonathancoulton.com

Sperm introduce founder of Green Chemistry, Dr. John Warner

Sperm introduce founder of Green Chemistry, Dr. John Warner

Nature teaches us that no system is truly isolated and positive synergies are often at work. Yet the isolation of the various technological disciplines in our educational and industrial institutions has limited synergy in the human-built world. These walls are starting to break down. A seminal He co-founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, […]

'Gasland'  -  What the Frack!

‘Gasland’ – What the Frack!

About the film “The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he […]

Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin on The Empathic Civilization

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. from our friends at theRSA.org by our friends at CognitveMedia

Oil floc 1

Scientists dig into the dirt of Gulf floor and strike black gold

Oil no longer on surface, but scientists dig into the dirt of Gulf floor and strike black gold CAIN BURDEAU SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press Writers 2:01 PM PDT, September 13, 2010 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Far beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, deeper than divers can go, scientists say they are finding oil […]

Put Solar Back on the White House!

Put Solar Back on the White House!

Dave Letterman thanks Bill McKibben, “…for scaring the crap out of me..” For the last three days, I’ve been sitting at my kitchen table in California cranking out press releases, calling reporters, and generally playing “pit crew” for Bill and our Put Solar On It road trip. It’s been a great ride: tens of thousands […]

'BP...takes responsibility for the deadly explosion and oil spill ...takes aim at Transocean and Halliburton'

‘BP…takes responsibility for the deadly explosion and oil spill …takes aim at Transocean and Halliburton’

BP report on well disaster faults mechanical, human failures The oil company accepts a share of the responsibility for the deadly explosion and oil spill but also takes aim at contractors Transocean and Halliburton, setting off additional finger-pointing. Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times September 9, 2010 Reporting from Washington and Los Angeles An internal investigation […]

SuperNova

6 Trillion Miles !

An international team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope reports a significant brightening of the emissions from Supernova 1987A. The results, which appear in this week’s Science magazine, are consistent with theoretical predictions about how supernovae interact with their immediate galactic environment. The team observed the supernova remnant in optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared light. […]

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 […]