Need to Know spoke with George Jackson, a fisherman in Hopedale, La., who has complained of burning eyes and dizziness
Gulf oil spill
A closer look at BP’s safety record, the generosity of a Palestinian family after their son’s killing, and an interview with Sookie Stackhouse’s creator.
John Larson travels to Samso, population 4,000, to find out how its residents kicked their addiction to oil — and how the U.S. might follow their lead.
Many journalists covering the oil spill off the Gulf Coast of Louisiana are finding it difficult to cover the U.S.’s biggest oil spill disaster because of restrictions set by the British-owned company, BP.
Carl Safina of the Blue Ocean Institute told Need to Know’s Jon Meacham that the Deepwater Horizon spill could be the end of Big Oil as we know it.
As a part of journalistic collaboration The Climate Desk (theclimatedesk.org), Need To Know travels to the Louisiana town of Grand Isle with reporter Mac McClelland where frustration and uncertainty are spreading in the wake of the oil spill.
Satirist Steve Brodner illustrates the complex entanglements affair between the Minerals Management Service and the oil industry.
Despite scientists’ observations, BP doubts the existence of underwater oil plumes, which would have a unique role in devastating marine life.