Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon led to new protections for US waters. Trump just repealed them.

Trump’s executive order voids an Obama policy that aimed to prevent oil spills.<p>The Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig exploded on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers. Gas erupted into a massive fireball, and then the riggushed 4.9 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It soon …

Oil & Gas Industry

Mile 22 and The Happytime Murders Delayed

STXfilms has announced that two of their upcoming movies, the thriller <b>Mile 22</b> and comedy <b>The Happytime Murders</b>, have both been delayed. <b>Mile 22</b> is now …

Melissa McCarthy

Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — President Donald Trump is throwing out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, …

Great Lakes

Kickstarting an open digital microscope kit for public-spirited citizen science

The Community Microscope is a fully-funded, crowdfunded open source microscope hardware kit built around a digital camera: it costs $39 and snaps …

Citizen Science

Trump just erased an Obama-era policy to protect the oceans

President Trump on Wednesday ended an eight-year-old policy to protect oceans, which was created as hundreds of millions of gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico from a broken well, covering more than 65,000 square miles, killing untold numbers of wildlife and devastating fisheries in …

Business

Trump Rolls Back Obama-Era Water Protections

The Obama-era policy aimed to protect oceans, the coasts and the great lakes.<p>President Donald Trump rolled back an Obama-era policy aimed at …

Great Lakes

All Things BNET on BP's Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

<b>Halliburton Counterpunch! A View Into the Oil Spill Legal Saga to Come (10/29/10)</b> Less than day after a presidential oil spill commission …

Oil & Gas Industry

American Exceptionalism: Myth or Reality?

Rare is the country that condemns itself. Jingoism is probably the predominate trait that keeps most countries sovereign. That is why, no matter …

Political Science

Kate Hudson Shares Story About the Night She Drunk FaceTimed ‘Every Man’ From Her Past at 3 a.m.

Friends don’t let friends drunk dial! But somehow <b>Kate Hudson</b> once managed to FaceTime “every man” from her past at 3 a.m. during a vacation in …

Oil Spills

Sunshine is making Deepwater Horizon oil stick around

Sunlight created oxygen-rich oil by-products that are still hanging around eight years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Science

Deepwater Horizon’s Growing Death Toll

Since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010, gushing more than three million barrels of oil into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Trump Wants More Offshore Drilling And Less Regulation -- That's A Recipe For Disaster

Upon hearing of the Trump Administration’s plans to open up coastal waters in the U.S. to offshore drilling, I was deeply concerned. Being a conservationist at heart, and with the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill still fresh in my mind, I saw another catastrophe (or …

Oil & Gas Industry

Man gets 3 years for filing false oil spill claims

Federal authorities say a man charged with filing fraudulent claims in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster has been sentenced to just …

Business

30 Lawyers, 30 Books

<b>Leadership on the Federal Bench: The Craft and Activism of Jack Weinstein by Jeffrey B. Morris</b><p>Kenneth Feinberg is founder and managing partner of …

Oxford University Press

Lions Gate's Transition Is on Track

Even in the face of tough comps and revenue declines, the studio was able to beat expectations for the quarter.<p>Like many of its peers<b>, Lions Gate</b> …

Investing

Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo announces 2018 admiral

Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo officials have announced the admiral for their 2018 rodeo, set for July 5-7 at Moran’s Marina in Fourchon, as …

Siblings

Hundreds participate in ’Hands Across the Sand’

Held annually since the Deep Water Horizon explosion in 2010, the “Hands Across the Sand” demonstration was among 119 similar events staged …

FLA

Hundreds of Floridians show up for offshore drilling protest

Hundreds of opponents of offshore oil drilling gathered at Florida beaches and held hands.<p>The Tampa Bay Times reported Saturday that the protest at …

News (U.S.)

Hundreds hold hands against offshore drilling on gulf beaches

CLEARWATER — A couple of hundred beach lovers, including assorted local and federal elected officials, clasped hands on Clearwater Beach Saturday to …

Oil & Gas Industry

Mark Wahlberg Movie 'Mile 22' May Be His Best Action Movie Yet

"I am a killer who looks like a hero."Mark Wahlberg has been looking for his action trilogy for a long time. Thanks to his relationship with director …

Action Movies

Nobody Saves The World Like Mark Wahlberg In Mile 22 Red Band Trailer

If you needed help getting away from people trying to kill you, who but Mark Wahlberg would you possibly turn to? After all, when he's not saving the universe with his massive robot friends in the <i>Transformers</i> movies, he's being the hero the world needs in movies like <i>Deepwater Horizon, Lone …

Entertainment

Watch the Mile 22 Red Band Trailer Featuring Mark Wahlberg!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW<i></i>Watch the Mile 22 Red Band trailer featuring Mark Wahlberg!STXfilms has released the <b>Mile 22</b> Red Band trailer, which you can watch …

Movies

The Aliso Canyon gas leak was a disaster. There are 10,000 more storage wells out there just like it

The blowout at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage well was one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S history. It went on for 118 days in 2015 and 2016 — 25 days longer than the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. More natural gas escaped from that single leaking …

Oil & Gas Industry

Emergency director says alcohol and PTSD led to resignation

The outgoing leader of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says he's leaving because of alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder.<p>Lee …

Business

Adele's Titanic birthday party could have been worse: here's how!

Adele just had a Titanic-themed birthday party. First, let’s make it clear this wasn’t the singer’s fault. Adele has just turned 30, which means she was nine when Titanic came out. She was right at the age where you unquestioningly watch and rewatch a film over and over again until you absorb every …

Film (UK)

How automation will make dangerous oil rigs safer for workers

Offshore oil rigs can be extremely dangerous places to work. Over the last few decades, several offshore explosions have led to environmental disasters and the death of workers. Regulations have so far failed to stop fatal accidents from occurring. But with developments in technology, particularly …

Diving with the sharks at the centre of the battle for the Bight

It's a strange moment, swimming alone in a metal cage submerged in the dark, cold waters of the Great Australian Bight waiting for one of the world's …

Australia

The "Everything Terrible Trump Has Done So Far" Omnibus (Week 67)

As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and …

Stormy Daniels

'Mile 22' Features Mark Wahlberg as a Gunslinging CIA Operative

“We are very real, and we get sh*t done.”<p>The red band trailer for the upcoming action movie <i>Mile 22</i>, has arrived. The film is directed by Peter Berg and stars Mark Wahlberg alongside John Malkovich, Lauren Cohan and Ronda Rousey. The story follows James Silva (Wahlberg) as a CIA operative who’s part …

Lauren Cohan

EVENINGLAND by Michael Knight Read by Scott Sowers | Audiobook Review

Narrator Scott Sowers depicts the people of the Deep South in seven new stories and a novella by critically acclaimed Alabama native Michael Knight. …

Audiobooks