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oil spill


  Big Oil’s Chernobyl

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.

Oil spill news roundup

Oil spill related articles are washing up all over the internet, but there are few recent must-reads that you may not have come across.

Coast Guard faces funding cuts despite oil spill, other disasters

Members of Congress are questioning whether cuts proposed by the Obama Administration for the U.S. Coast Guard are the right idea in light of the recent Gulf oil spill and other headline-grabbing incidents that occurred this year.


  When birds wash ashore

Need to Know spoke to Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain, about the oil industry, the environmental movement, and what might happen when we start seeing oil-covered birds washing up on the Gulf Coast.

How to clean up an oil spill

Need to Know creates its own oil spill and attempts to clean it up.


Crowdsourcing the Gulf oil spill

Anne Rolfes of the Bucket Brigade talks to Need to Know about the creative deployment of technology in the Gulf cleanup efforts.


The Gulf oil spill

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been front page news since April 20, but here are five things that you might not know about the spill.

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