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If Oysters Were Pelicans We Might “Make it right”

Today I waded into the future waters of Barataria Bay with oystermen Nick Collins, Jules Melancon and Jim Gossen, President & CEO of Louisiana Foods Global Seafood Source (the guy that buys the oysters the rest of us eat) as … Continue reading

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Blackbird Die-off and Voodoo Science

A significant reason I only work on long-term projects is perspective.  When you are there longer than a week or two you begin to see swings in mood, culture, people, wildlife, the seasons.  You begin to feel the pulse of … Continue reading

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Yes Jethro, that’s bubbl’n crude

Jan. 5, 2010 – Grand Isle, Louisiana: “I’ve been here many times and I’ve never seen it looking like this,” Peter Brabeck said of the oil mixing in with the beach sands, turning it black.

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Pubs, Pints and Petroleum Politics

I don’t know if I always had a journalist gene, or it’s just something that intertwines itself within the double-helix for curiosity, but stories that don’t walk a straight line fascinate me.  Especially stories that don’t just dip their toes, … Continue reading

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Audubon Six Month Bird Report on BP Oil Disaster

    For just over a week this past September I circumnavigated the every move of a handful of National Audubon’s best and brightest folks trying to make sense out of where we are six months after the April 20th … Continue reading

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Commission on BP Spill Report: Telling us what we know and they knew

    This past week the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released an interlaced series of four documents, its preliminary findings on the handling of the BP oil spill (they still refuse to call … Continue reading

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Outta Sight, Outta Mind

This morning no sound but the loud breathing of the sea. Suppose that under all that salt water lived the god that humans have spent ten thousand years trawling the heavens for. We caught the wrong metaphor. Real space is wet and underneath, the … Continue reading

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