Environment

 
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  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

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Live discussion of Obama’s Oval Office address

Our Climate Desk partners will dissect the President’s Oval Office speech on the oil spill in the gulf, live. Pre-gaming starts at 5:00.

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Spinning the spill: BP’s PR ballet

A ballet at sea? Oddly inspiring? Read what BP’s own “reporters” have to say about the oil spill.

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Architect Frank Gehry talks LEED and the future of green building

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect talks to Need to Know about LEED and the future of green building.

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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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  The civil war over climate change

Why has it been so hard for America to come to grips with climate change? Why do so many people believe it isn’t really happening?

BP vs. Obama’s climate complacency

Rahm Emanuel persuaded the President to play it cool on
climate legislation. But post spill, can he bring some heat to the game?

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  An island without oil

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.

The new sheriff in town: BP

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.