Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: 5-Year Aftermath

April 14, 2015
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s team were the first in the water following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Photo credit: ©Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society There is an image that haunts me. Five years ago, on April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, 42 miles southeast of the Mississippi Delta in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, suddenly exploded ...

Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later, What Have We Learned?

April 20, 2011
Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil SpillNow that we have reached the one year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion,
what have we learned? As we reflect on the past, it is time to be more proactive and think of what environmental legacy we are leaving for future generations ...

Saving the Planet, One New Year’s Resolution at a Time

January 13, 2011
Fabien Cousteau free dives with a Humpback WhaleWhenever I make a choice, I will do my best to ask myself two questions: "What are the consequences of this choice that I'm making?" and, "Will this choice help ensure the long-term protection of our water planet?” ...

Six Months Later, What Have We Learned

October 21, 2010
Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill It is unfortunate that it takes catastrophes such as the Gulf Oil Spill for us to realize our direct connection to the vulnerability of our life support system. And now that we have just past the sixth month anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, what have we learned? ...

The Fall Migration Is On

birds fly over an oiled boom in Louisiana September 7, 2010
It will take years, maybe even decades, before we know the full impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but we will begin to get a sense of just how far-reaching its effects are as the first round of wintering migratory birds makes their way through the Gulf Coast this fall ...

Time to Return: Reflections from the Gulf

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of unreported oil and natural gas spills every year around the world, including in the Gulf of Mexico. Deepwater Horizon August 2, 2010
We all, as consumers, must take some responsibility for this disaster in the Gulf. And we must ask ourselves, how can we live more sustainability so this will never happen again ...

One Action, One Day at a Time

Gulf Oil DisasterJuly 6, 2010
As consumers, we depend on the use of oil. Now is the time to take a look at alternatives. For whatever you can afford, there are ways to work toward using renewable energies ...

Independence Day

July 4, 2010
It is now time to interpret the Declaration of Independence as including the inalienable right to a healthy environment as part of the pursuit of Happiness ...

The Spill and Beyond

Man O'War Covered In Oil June 28, 2010
On our initial expedition there, we were the first to film under water and our footage became evidence that masses of oil were moving beneath the surface and couldn’t be ignored ...

Crude Awakening

Deep Horizon Oil Spill May 26, 2010
With heavy hearts, the OFS Gulf oil spill response team prepares to leave the area to return to Santa Barbara, California ...
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