Archive: May 2, 2010 - May 8, 2010
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)
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)
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)
Firedoglake.com, 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)