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  • Alabama's Climate Change Deniers Refuse to Save the State

    When Kevin Harrison warns Alabama lawmakers about rising seawater that government scientists project will swamp the state’s bridges, ports, and highways in coming decades, he’s careful to avoid the words “climate change.” There are “naysayers about that particular topic,” says Harrison, transportation director of the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission. Instead he points to weather models showing an increase in the frequency of hurricanes and floods but sidesteps the touchy subject of what causes them.

  • Alabama Avoids Preparing for Rising Seas Menacing Mobile

    When Kevin Harrison talks to Alabama lawmakers about the waters that scientists say will inundate the bridges, ports and highways he oversees, he never discusses climate change.

  • Gulf of Mexico's Fish Beachings May Be Increasing Because of BP Oil Spill

    BP Plc’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be exacerbating a natural phenomenon that causes fish, crabs, eels and shrimp to swarm the shoreline to escape oxygen-depleted sea waters.

  • Almatis, Tribune, AbitibiBowater, GSI: Bankruptcy

    Almatis BV, a producer of specialty alumina products, filed an agreement on July 23 underpinning a revised reorganization plan that will allow the Chapter 11 case to end consensually and avoid a protracted battle between senior and junior secured creditors.

  • BP Spill Costs Rile Gulf Towns Shut Out of $20 Billion Fund

    Steve Theriot says he would like to seek compensation from Kenneth Feinberg and the $20 billion claims fund he oversees for victims of BP Plc ’s oil spill.

  • Oil Spill's `Slow-Moving Hurricane' Leaves Gulf Coast Waiting

    For Tammy Wolfer of Louisiana, the worst part about the oil slick looming off the Gulf of Mexico coast isn’t that it cut her income from working at a marina and ruined plans to buy a house this year. The worst part is waiting to see where and when the oil will arrive on shore.

  • Wading Great Egret, Volunteers Await Oil Slick: Mike Di Paola

    Everything changed for the Alabama environmental group Mobile Baykeeper on April 20, when BP Plc ’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, sank and began gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Government Workers: Nonessential Until They’re Gone

    Calvin Beale, a federal employee for more than 50 years, was an expert on the town of Fayette, Mississippi. He was also an excellent source of information if you happened to be traveling to Grand Forks, North Dakota; Estes Park, Colorado; or Ephrata, Washington.

  • Gulf Winds Turn Against BP as Oil Containment Plan Snarls

    Weather forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico indicate winds will push an oil slick toward Louisiana in the next few days after the failure of BP Plc ’s latest attempt to stem the gushing offshore leak.

  • BP's Relief Wells Bring Risk of an Even Bigger Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

    BP Plc faces the risk of an even bigger oil spill as it attempts to drill two so-called relief wells to plug a leak on the seabed of the Gulf of Mexico that’s gushing 5,000 barrels a day into the ocean.

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