Morning Swim: Thanksgiving 2010

By: Thursday November 25, 2010 5:01 am

A brief look at what’s happening in the news on Thanksgiving morning, 2010.


Massive Amounts of Underwater Oil Droplets Which Organisms Eat Does Not Equal Victory in the Gulf

By: Saturday July 31, 2010 11:00 am

The whole PR strategy for BP has been to keep the oil off the shore, so people like TIME’s Michael Grunwald would bail them out with articles about how the disaster isn’t all that bad. But just because we can’t see the insides of the organisms in the food chain, that doesn’t mean their intake of oil and other chemicals isn’t devastating for the ecosystem and for the industries which rely on the marine food chain.

Louisiana Oysterman: Oil “Is a Total Disaster”

By: Wednesday June 2, 2010 11:30 am

Raleigh Lasseigne was a fisherman, shrimper, and crabber, and oysterman who sold his catch from a small building next to his home. Together with his son, also a fisherman, Raleigh’s life was the ocean and its bounty. Now Raleigh says it’s all covered in oil. “It’s a total disaster for the oyster business,” Raleigh told me Friday.

Need, Greed and Oodles of Red Tape: A Trip Across Louisiana, Part 1

By: Saturday May 22, 2010 6:00 pm

The press, the oil, and the plight of the fishermen — a journey down State Highway 23 in Louisiana through Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes, towards the Gulf of Mexico.

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