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Archive: May 2, 2010 - May 8, 2010

Louisiana marshland slipping away

By Marc Kaufman It happened so quickly. Our boat got stuck in the mud in the midst of Louisiana marshland, and some of us jumped out to push. We were in an area once known as River's Edge, but the...

By Multiplatform Editor | May 8, 2010; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Despite oil slick, fishermen in one Gulf Coast town keep their lines in the water

By Marc Kaufman The message coming from the town fathers and mothers of Venice, La. was not at all what you might expect. At a free crawfish gathering alongside one of the town's two marinas, the word was that despite...

By Mike Shepard | May 8, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

How big is the oil spill? Web site lets you drop the slick on your city

By Garance Franke-Ruta It is easy to lose perspective when confronted with the vast expanse of the open ocean. Objects as seen from space likewise can throw off the human sense of scale, rendering man-made fortifications or disasters as lines...

By Mike Shepard | May 7, 2010; 11:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Northern Virginia ads urge Obama to halt offshore drilling plan, a progressive political blog, began airing TV ads in the Washington market, which includes Northern Virginia, targeting President Obama's plans to expand offshore drilling following the catatrophic well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Read the full story by...

By Delece Smith-Barrow | May 7, 2010; 11:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

A Gulf Coast Eden sullied by oil

Bottlenose dolphins swim in oily water in Chandeleur Sound, La. (Alex Brandon/AP) By Marc Kaufman Grand Gosier Island, La. -- All around this tiny spit of sand in the Gulf of Mexico is extraordinary life of kinds of all kinds:...

By Mike Shepard | May 7, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Reid's climate aide offers dark outlook

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) top climate aide gave a blunt assessment Wednesday of the prospects of passing legislation this year.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 5, 2010; 10:56 PM ET | Comments (2)

Buchanan demands probe of BP's NEPA waiver

The news that the Obama administration's Minerals Management Service exempted BP from conducting a detailed environmental analysis on its disastrous drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico prompted calls for a congressional probe Wednesday.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 5, 2010; 9:18 PM ET | Comments (1)

CAP calls for independent oil spill review

One of the Obama administration's closest allies will call for an independent review of the oil spill Tuesday.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 4, 2010; 6:15 AM ET | Comments (11)

Clean energy catalyst launches

Climate legislation may be in suspended animation, but a new group combining investors, labor unions and policymakers is hoping to leverage the market to expand energy efficiency efforts.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 4, 2010; 6:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Academies form IPCC review panel

A group of the world's science academies announced the makeup of a 12-member panel that will conduct an independent review of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which has come under fire for mistakes in its 2007 report to policymakers on global warming.

By Juliet Eilperin | May 3, 2010; 9:47 AM ET | Comments (6)

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