Environment

Gulf Oil Spill
12:48 pm
Mon May 10, 2010

Sierra Club Calls Out For Volunteers

New Orleans, La. – Sierra Club President Allison Chin says the organization sent out an online emergency call for volunteers, and 25,000 signed up. It's not clear yet what those volunteers will do - or can do - at the site of the spill. She says it's vital that volunteers at least keep the disaster in the forefront of national discussions.

"It will go on. It's got to go on. This is going to, unfortunately, impact communities for decades."

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Gulf Oil Spill
6:41 pm
Sat May 8, 2010

Coast Guard Continues Cleanup Plan While Dome Sidelined

New Orleans, La. – Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry says operations are continuing with stringing booms around shoreline, setting off controlled burns of oil floating on the water and using boats to skim off the surface. BP engineers are concentrating efforts on trying again to get the dome over the oil leak. A combination of ice crystals and methane gas forming at the top forced crews to move it off to the side while officials look at other options.

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Gulf Oil Spill
4:40 pm
Sat May 8, 2010

BP Dome Taken Off Leak

New Orleans, La. – Crews lowered the 100-ton concrete and steel dome over the leak a mile underwater. But it's now off to the side on the seabed while engineers come up with some solution to the crystals forming in the cold water.
BP executive Doug Suttles says the next few days are critical.

"The issue is how to keep them forming again. That's the big challenge."

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Gulf Oil Spill
8:59 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

Oil Dome Drops in Place

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Gulf Oil Spill
5:45 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

BP Containment Dome at Spill Site

New Orleans, La. – Crane operators lowering the 100-ton concrete and steel box over the leaking well pipes have to be precise, and it's never been done before. The container could cap the leak, or smash it wide open. So far, about 210,000 gallons of crude are pouring out every day.
BP executive Doug Suttles says one option being reviewed calls for plugging the leak with rubber and other materials.

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Gulf Oil Spill
11:35 am
Fri May 7, 2010

Brian Fitzpatrick - oil spill online discussion group

New Orleans, LA – Brian Fitzpatrick talks with WWNO about the online discussion group vetting ideas to help solve the gulf oil spill disaster, bpmacando.com

Gulf Oil Spill
11:32 am
Fri May 7, 2010

Loyola's Bob Thomas - interview on the oil spill

New Orleans, LA – Bob Thomas from Loyola's Center for Environmental Communications discusses the latest developments in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with WWNO's Paul Maassen

Gulf Oil Spill
9:31 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Sierra Club Shocked at Oil Spill Impact

New Orleans, La. – Michael Brune didn't say a word in the roaring seaplane as it flew over fertile fishing grounds off Louisiana, where ribbons of rust-colored oil streamed past the Breton National Wildlife Refuge. Nor did he speak when the plane reached the Chandeleur barrier islands that locals call the Cajun Bahamas. But when the plane landed

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:31 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Oil Dome Heading to Spill Site

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Gulf Oil Spill
9:30 pm
Thu May 6, 2010

Oil Hits Chandeleur Islands

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