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Killing ethanol

Estimates vary, but it's safe to say that restaurants and institutions (such as colleges or hospitals) waste tons of food every year; last September, a group of students at the College of the Atlantic noticed that their school was no exception.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2011
Federal Agency, Under Questioning, Clarifies Its Rosy Gulf Report

Federal Agency, Under Questioning, Clarifies Its Rosy Gulf Report


Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood Safety Government Panel: 75% of oil still in GulfTestifying before a house panel on Thursday, an official with the National...
By Pro Publica  |  August 20, 2010
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Interview: Paolo Bacigalupi talks about The Windup Girl

Paolo Bacigalupi talks about The Windup Girl

By ARAFAT KAZI  |  August 06, 2010
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BP gets a new CEO

The sad thing is ...
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  August 06, 2010

BP oil spill impacts might be more than hypothetical

Less than a month before the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, more than 400 representatives from New England government agencies, maritime businesses, and relevant non-profits like the Friends of Casco Bay gathered at Portland's Holiday Inn by
What if?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 06, 2010
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Report from the Gulf

On a windy Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans, Clara Gerica is in her usual spot: beneath a small, blue tent at the Crescent City Farmers Market in the well-to-do Uptown neighborhood.
The BP spill is shattering hopes and dreams along the Gulf Coast.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 06, 2010


Mental Health Claims From Oil Spill Probably Won’t Be Paid

Mental Health Claims From Oil Spill Probably Won’t Be Paid


Mental Health Crisis In Louisiana Pushing B.P. To Pay Compensation Claims BP's $20 billion fund to compensate those hurt by the Gulf oil spill will...
By Pro Publica  |  July 27, 2010
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Bad behavior

The ghost of George W. Bush will haunt the this year's election season.
Corporate America's $200 million war chest, Apple's worm, Goldman's fine, BP's latest
By EDITORIAL  |  July 23, 2010
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Interview: Carl Hiaasen

 rounds up the usual suspects
Rounding up the usual suspects
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 23, 2010
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Rough Seas Ahead

Eighteen months after Barack Obama took office with the largest plateful of troubles of any president in recent memory, it would seem only fair for him to finally get a stretch of smooth sailing.
Will the economy, the oil spill, and Afghanistan conspire to sink Obama's presidency?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 16, 2010
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Pointing fingers in the Gulf

Now that we have enlisted the aid of James Cameron, Kevin Costner, Betty White, and the Olneyville New York System Oil, Olestra, and Anal Leakage Institute to help plug the BP underwater gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, let’s take a look at what is really b
The disaster was waiting to happen; kudos for Grover; and gangsta talk
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 11, 2010


High-octane coverage

Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging com
The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 04, 2010
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Messi situations

Can’t you just imagine the high-level meetings taking place daily in the British Petroleum war room these days, full of top execs and engineers, neither of whom speak the others’ language, or have even close to the same concerns?
A giant tampon for BP; plus, the World Cup, and a big bash in Pawtuxet
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 04, 2010
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Oil, oil, everywhere

It is not enough that British Petroleum’s wounded oil well in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico continues to bleed millions of gallons of viscous crude oil, killing marshes that could offer protection from future hurricanes, destroying habitats for m
BP’s latest eco-crime; City Council Pres. Mike Ross does the right thing; Scott Brown disappoints
By EDITORIAL  |  May 28, 2010
Read the Govt’s Report Blasting Drilling Regulators on Ethics, Drugs and Porn

Read the Govt’s Report Blasting Drilling Regulators on Ethics, Drugs and Porn


Ken Salazar on BP, regulations, and MMS When news of the Gulf oil spill first broke, we wondered if previously reported problems at the Minerals...
By Pro Publica  |  May 25, 2010
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The high cost of free markets

Free markets are not free. They always carry a cost.
A lack of regulation invites oil spills and financial collapse
By EDITORIAL  |  May 21, 2010


BP: Oil Flow “Might Be a Little More” Than Earlier Estimate

BP: Oil Flow “Might Be a Little More” Than Earlier Estimate


A controlled burn of an oil slick 10 miles from the Deepwater Horizon drill siteUntil now, BP hasn't officially updated its 5,000-barrels-a-day estimate of the...
By Pro Publica  |  May 20, 2010
Whistleblower Sues to Stop Another BP Rig From Operating

Whistleblower Sues to Stop Another BP Rig From Operating


BP Atlantis Whistleblower Ken Abbott: Interior Dept Aware of Safety ProblemsA whistleblower filed a lawsuit today to force the federal government to halt operations at...
By Pro Publica  |  May 17, 2010
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Saving America from itself

The nation’s inability to regulate the corporate class is bringing death, destruction, and economic ruin.
The federal government must rein in corporate criminals
By EDITORIAL  |  May 07, 2010
Chemicals Meant To Break Up BP Oil Spill Present New Environmental Concerns

Chemicals Meant To Break Up BP Oil Spill Present New Environmental Concerns


BP Oil Spill: Is Corexit Having an Effect on Plants and Wildlife? The chemicals BP is now relying on to break up the steady flow...
By Pro Publica  |  April 30, 2010