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|1/5/2013 - Just days after the publication of a study finding that chemical dispersants meant to clean up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico actually made the oil more toxic, a study in Environmental Science & Technology reveals that the dispersants failed even at their primary goal: preventing...|
|12/6/2012 - It's true the almost five million barrels of oil that contaminated the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill was an ecological nightmare. And residents of the area have complained for the last two years that the chemicals dumped into the area as an ill-thought-out solution have made...|
|10/23/2012 - It's not something that has been sanctioned by the Defense Department for more than 40 years, but once upon a time, it appeared to be a routine practice: The disposal of U.S. arms at sea.
Now, years later, the effects of this irresponsible practice are returning to haunt us.
"Lurking (and leaking)...|
|5/10/2012 - A man who is now a paraplegic and who is also going blind has filed a lawsuit against British Petroleum (BP) and its related companies; Halliburton; Transocean; NALCO; ConocoPhilips and several other companies involved with the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that began on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf...|
|12/30/2011 - A federal court will soon assess damages and lay blame for the massive Deepwater Horizon oil disaster that sent hundreds of millions of gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and that killed 11 people, back in April 2010. And BP, which has taken most of the brunt for what quickly became the largest...|
|9/14/2011 - More than 20 years after the end of the Gulf War, tens of thousands of US veterans are still complaining of a host of symptoms developed during or after their tour of duty.
They suffer from memory and concentration problems, chronic headaches, widespread pain, depression, balance disturbances, gastrointestinal...|
|6/15/2011 - The US Midwest continues to get slammed by heavy rains and winter snow melt that have swelled the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and left countless thousands of acres of the plains under water. Many towns and cities along the Missouri River in Nebraska, Iowa, and even up into the Dakotas and Montana,...|
|5/12/2011 - Fish with strange skin lesions, abnormal fins, discolorations, liver blood clots, and other mysterious health issues are turning up in the inland and coastal waterways of the Gulf of Mexico, according to new reports. Unable to explain the phenomenon, many scientists suspect that the BP Deepwater Horizon...|
|4/29/2011 - (NaturalNews.com) - It's been called the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, and rightfully so, if for no other reason than because, one year later, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is like the nightmare gift that keeps on giving, some experts are saying.
The Deepwater Horizon exploration...|
|4/24/2011 - As part of an ongoing effort to warn the public about the dangers of runaway GMO pollution of our planet, the Institute for Responsible Technology executive director Jeffrey Smith has released a new video called Cap the Gene Spill.
The video is viewable in its entirety at:
|3/5/2011 - Dozens of dead baby and adult dolphins have washed ashore on Gulf beaches since the beginning of the year, according to new reports. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the rising death count is exceptionally high, especially because the normal birthing season for dolphins...|
|2/23/2011 - The full extent of the damage caused by the BP oil disaster last April may not become apparent for at least another decade, says Samantha Joye, a professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia. Contrary to claims made by BP's compensation fund that the Gulf will fully recover...|
|1/26/2011 - Former President and CEO of the International Oil Spill Control Corporation, Dr. Thomas B. Manton heroically fought to expose the truth about the massive Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, which was caused by a BP oil platform explosion in April 2010. However, all of his hard work resulted in his false imprisonment...|
|1/16/2011 - The proposed Food Safety Bill threatens our access to wholesome organic foods. It also threatens livelihoods of dedicated small farm and dairy people who care about food quality. And most of you know it grants the FDA and USDA more power, which most of you also know hasn`t proved beneficial to us average...|
|12/18/2010 - The U.S. government has filed a lawsuit against BP and eight other firms involved in Gulf oil drilling for allegedly violating safety regulations. The massive oil spill that took place earlier this year has been dubbed the most heinous environmental disaster in history, and U.S. officials are saying...|
|12/9/2010 - It seems that no matter how many times government officials try to convince the public that Gulf seafood is safe to eat, Americans simply are not buying it. So the Obama administration has resorted to pushing the stuff on the public sector, which includes the nation's prison systems, the military, and...|
|11/4/2010 - Not even six months after the first reports about the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico made headlines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) joined together with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to announce that virtually all Gulf seafood is now safe to eat....|
|10/28/2010 - Ethanol, billed by Congress as a "green fuel," may be responsible for the second-largest dead zone in the world.
The foremost cause of aquatic dead zones is fertilizer runoff from agricultural operations, which leads to an explosion of algal growth. Eventually this algae dies, decaying on a scale...|
|9/17/2010 - Despite all the self-serving BP commercials and overly optimistic (and often premature) "official" pronouncements, the environmental disaster in the Gulf will continue to threaten millions of lives for years to come. Of particular concern for humans are the toxic chemical compounds like benzene that...|
|9/2/2010 - It's a war zone out there! ... if you're an oil platform worker, anyway. Another oil rig, the Vermilion Oil Rig 380, has exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, just a few miles from the infamous Deepwater Horizon that started the massive volcano of oil that poisoned the Gulf this summer.
U.S. Coast Guard...|
|8/13/2010 - In a statement that must have been designed to make us laugh, or gag if anyone is really paying attention, the FDA recently announced that seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is fine to consume. So, even though over 1.8 million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants and 206 million gallons of oil have been...|
|7/31/2010 - Think the oil is just polluting the Gulf? Think again... The Associated Press recently shared that of the 212 chemicals the CDC reported finding in human blood last year, more than 180 of those chemicals started out in oil or natural gas. So, while everyone's focused on the oil that's polluting the...|
|7/10/2010 - The same dispersant BP is using now was used by Exxon for the Valdez spill a couple of decades ago, and thousands were severely affected. Today, there is no one alive that was directly involved with that clean-up. Average age of death was 51. Exxon managed to avoid paying any health bills for the afflicted.
|7/7/2010 - Normally I would open this article by explaining this is the story the mainstream media won't dare report. Except in this case, they are reporting it. It's right on CNN, on the Anderson Cooper "360" report.
What happened is that Lance Rosenfield, a photographer working for ProPublica (http://www.propublica.org),...|
|7/3/2010 - As CNN is now reporting, the U.S. government has issued a new rule that would make it a felony crime for any journalist, reporter, blogger or photographer to approach any oil cleanup operation, equipment or vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. Anyone caught is subject to arrest, a $40,000 fine and prosecution...|
|7/3/2010 - What surface oil dispersant for oil spills is so toxic and ineffective it has been banned in England for a decade? The one that British Petroleum (BP) is using now in the Gulf of Mexico. It's loaded with 2-butoxyethanol, which kills marine and wetland wild life while causing serious lung problems to...|
|6/27/2010 - If you`re living in the U.S., particularly within a thousand miles of the Gulf, you need to detoxify your body now. Here`s why: Crude oil is packed with a toxic chemical called benzene. Even in small amounts, benzene is associated with leukemia, Hodgkin`s Lymphoma and other serious blood and immune...|
|6/26/2010 - It's hurricane season in the Atlantic, and that means Mother Nature could be whipping up fierce storms and sending them charging into the Gulf Coast any day now. In a normal hurricane season, that's bad enough all by itself... remember Katrina? But now there's something even more worrisome in the recipe:...|
|6/26/2010 - As if Louisiana and other gulf coast residents didn't already have enough to worry about from the catastrophic oil spill, new reports are indicating that the very air they breathe has become a health threat. Air quality samples have found levels of sulphur dioxide, benzene and other volatile organic...|
|6/19/2010 - What's clear about the BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is that the independent journalists are doing a better job of asking the really tough questions than the mainstream media. Sure, CNN, Fox and others are bringing some attention to the matter, and they've done some solid reporting on it,...|
|5/31/2010 - Today, I spent my time interviewing people on the Gulf Coast from Mississippi to Louisiana. Several of those interviews were conducted on camera, and you'll be seeing those videos as early as tomorrow here on NaturalNews.
Interestingly, it turns out that a lot of the people living on the Gulf Coast...|
|5/29/2010 - BP officials have announced today that the "top kill" effort to stop the Gulf oil leak has failed. Unanticipated problems doomed the project, which involved trying to pump tens of thousands of gallons of mud, shredded rubber tires and other "junk" into the hole to try to halt the outflow of oil.
|5/25/2010 - The Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe, now in its 35th day, has struck land, coating tourist beaches, marshes and shorelines with a greasy black filth that metaphorically represents the corporate greed that now dominates the U.S. economy. We are all awash in the dark slime of corporations gone bad, and...|
|5/17/2010 - Over a week ago, I published an article here on NaturalNews questioning the media spin on the massive oil spill in the Gulf. That story, entitled Is Gulf oil rig disaster far worse than we're being told? (http://www.naturalnews.com/028749_Gulf_of_Mexico_oil_spill.html), stated the following:
|5/8/2010 - Reports about the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been largely underestimated, according to commentators, including Paul Noel, a Software Engineer for the U.S. Army at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. He believes that the pocket of oil that's been hit is so powerful and under so much pressure that...|
|5/1/2010 - Oil is a dirty business. It's not just the politics of oil, which are dirty enough by themselves -- it's also the environmental toll of the substance. Even when used correctly, its chemical byproducts cause air pollution and release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But the real mess comes when things...|
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|9/16/2008 - The cluster of still-unexplained symptoms known as Gulf War syndrome may have been caused by exposure to a family of chemicals known as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, according to a review of medical literature conducted by researchers from the University of California at San Diego and published in...|
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