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The BP Oil Spill Is Making Dolphins Sick, And Now I Want To Cry

The BP Oil Spill Is Making Dolphins Sick, And Now I Want To Cry

Dolphins living in an area affected by the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are now suffering from lung diseases and other problems that are consistent with oil spills. How heartbreaking is that? A federal government study was conducted looking into the effects of the spill, and the sobering results were released in a paper on Wednesday. The paper has made the strongest connection so far between the BP spill and dolphin deaths, which have spiked in the Gulf in the years since the disaster. Keep reading »

Cheat Sheet: Barack Obama’s BP Oil Spill Speech


Last night, Barack Obama gave a 17-minute speech from the Oval Office about the horrific BP oil spill. It seems he is using this tragedy to teach us gas-guzzling Americans a lesson about clean energy, without actually saying exactly what the government plans to do. I know presidential speeches are not always the most riveting, so we don’t blame you if you didn’t watch it. However, this was a pretty important address. So take a look at our cheat sheet, after the jump. Keep reading »

5 Ways The BP Oil Spill Will Affect You

The BP oil spill is now considered the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The gush has produced an oil slick that covers about 2,500 square miles of ocean in the Gulf of Mexico. Countless people, plants and animals have been affected. Even if you don’t live near the Gulf, this horrific disaster will hit home in a number of ways. After the jump, just a few reasons you should care. Keep reading »

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