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Gulf coast


Dolphins and sea turtles: The latest BP oil casualties?

This year, more sea turtles and dolphins have been turning up dead on Florida beaches. Is oil the culprit? A network of Gulf Coast broadcasters reports on post-Deepwater life in the region.


The disappearing delta

Need to Know revisits a report about the erosion of the wetlands along the Louisiana coastline — New Orleans’ natural buffer against hurricanes.


  Should you eat Gulf seafood?

Having second thoughts about that shrimp kebab or grouper sandwich? Alison Stewart tells you what you need to know about eating seafood from the Gulf.


Texas sues BP over huge toxic release at Texas City refinery

The state attorney general has charged BP with the “unlawful” release of toxic chemicals at its refinery in Texas City. The incident took place just two weeks before the start of the Gulf oil spill.


The Gulf oil spill: A hole in the world

Americans use to believe they had control over nature. But as Naomi Klein explains, the Gulf oil spill and its aftermath have shattered that dangerous myth.


TEDxOilSpill conference

By Nicole Allan A TED-affiliated conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday attracted a who’s who of the environmental and scientific worlds to address the oil spill. In true TED fashion, talks were brief and ranged from scientific breakdowns of the chemistry of oil in water to the performance of a piece of postmodern music inspired [...]


  Uncharted waters: The spill and human health

How serious are the short- and long-term health risks for clean-up workers? Need to Know talks to BP, leading scientists and Louisiana state health officials to find answers.


  The Gulf oil spill and its potential health effects

Need to Know spoke with George Jackson, a fisherman in Hopedale, La., who has complained of burning eyes and dizziness


A chance encounter on the Gulf Coast with a BP engineer

A BP engineer talked to Need to Know about the devastating impact of the spill.

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