Just in time for Earth Day 2011, BP has announced they will give $100 million to five of the Gulf States following last year's Deepwater Horizon explosion. As part of their agreement to put $1 billion toward Gulf restoration projects, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida will r ... More >>
Last week we talked about the Tennessee fire department that let a man's house burn to the ground because he hadn't paid protection money, and the rightbloggers who thought this was a laudable example of free market justice. This week they celebrated another free market triumph -- though at least t ... More >>
via Jason Clay Lewis websiteThis baby is fake, just so you know. Even so, it is perhaps the most disturbing display of outrage based on the BP oil spill. It looks so real, and those tattoos...they'd be stretched and faded by the time he could walk. But, it's only art.
• Israel and Palestinian will reportedly return to negotiations for the first time in almost two years. Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, will probably be invited by President Obama to Washington in early September to ... More >>
Remember early on in the history of the oil spill (which started 105 days ago today)? Mistakes were being made so rapidly as to almost be comical, if not for all of those highly unfunny photos of birds doused in oil and the sinking feeling that the Gulf was destroyed forever. And then there w ... More >>
This serious message just came in from a friend who's well connected in the coiffure industry: "I heard this amazing story you can call a few hairdresser to verify--an organizaton is collecting human hair to help soak up the oil spill in the Gulf! "I am not shitting you. A friend's hairdre ... More >>
In an effort to fight the flailing reputation of French food, Omnivore and Le Fooding, sponsored by some of France's biggest food and drink companies, are publishing guide books that point diners toward a new generation of chefs in France and holding food festivals with top chefs. [Wall Stree ... More >>
In today's meeting at the White House, BP has "tentatively" agreed to create a $20 billion fund to pay claims for the oil spill, now being called "the worst in American history," reports the New York Times. Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the 9/11 victims compensation fund, will run this one as ... More >>
New Jersey has banned research-related oyster-farming projects in the state's polluted coastal waters in order to protect the shellfish industry in light of the BP oil spill and avoid having contaminated oysters end up on dinner tables. [NJ] A number of trendy restaurants, like Má Pêche i ... More >>
NY PostBP has released the first photo of the oil leak in the Gulf, and, well, does this look like something that, in the words of Rush Limbaugh, is as "natural as ocean water," and going to just get better on its own?