gulf of mexico

Biden Admin Reinstates Nearly $190 Million in Gulf Drilling Leases

Biden Admin Reinstates Nearly $190 Million in Gulf Drilling Leases

The Biden administration on Wednesday reinstated nearly $190 million in bids from fossil fuel companies for an oil-and-gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico that had previously been invalidated by a federal judge.  The move was one of the compromises struck between Democratic party leaders and pro-fossil-fuel Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia in […]

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    Climate-Fueled Ida Behind Suspected Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

    Climate-Fueled Ida Behind Suspected Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

    By Jessica Corbett As Louisiana residents and officials begin the recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Ida, environmental campaigners responded Thursday to reporting of a suspected oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico by saying such scenes “are reminders that when we drill, we spill.” “On top of the devastation that people are still […]

    Connector of the Gulf South, 15 Years and Counting

    Connector of the Gulf South, 15 Years and Counting

    By Karen L. Smith-Janssen Colette Pichon Battle gave a December 2019 TEDWomen Talk on the stark realities of climate change displacement, and people took notice. The video racked up a million views in about two weeks. The attorney, founder, and executive director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) advocates for climate […]

    Back-to-Back Tropical Storms Approach Gulf Coast

    Back-to-Back Tropical Storms Approach Gulf Coast

    Last week’s projections that two tropical storms will wallop the Gulf Coast simultaneously will not pan out, as Tropical Storm Laura veered away from Florida and slowed down slightly. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Marco has stayed the course, but lost strength as it barrels towards Louisiana and Texas, according to CNN. On Sunday night, Marco was […]

    Biggest Ever Seaweed Bloom Stretches From Gulf of Mexico to Africa

    Biggest Ever Seaweed Bloom Stretches From Gulf of Mexico to Africa

    By Nik Martin A vast expanse of brown seaweed stretching across the Atlantic is a threat to tourism but a boon to marine life, U.S. researchers have said. A report by the University of South Florida, published on Thursday, showed satellite images of the biggest ever bloom of the sargassum seaweed, which last year extended […]