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Dear BP: We do not live in the Gulf of Mexico. Sincerely, walruses

The 7 dumbest things in BP’s spill response plan

We do not live in the Gulf of Mexico, you stupid oil company.Oil companies are supposed to have spill-response plans prepared before they begin drilling …

summertime and the system is wheezing

In wake of Gulf spill, should this be the summer of energy reform?

The New Yorker‘s Elizabeth Kolbert tells how the 1968 Unocal oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., spurred public outrage that prompted Congress …

gulf tee

Show how much you–and BP–care with a commemorative oil spill T-shirt

streetgiantIf you want to do something about the Gulf oil spill and you’re one of those people who likes to wear their heart on their …

They're not all evil

Big companies help do something right in Canadian forest deal

Boreal forest in Canada — safe from chainsaws for now.Photo: ForestEthicsMy first job in the social change movement was working for Ralph Nader.  I was …

Woo capitalism!

Oil gusher forces State Dept. into awkward diplomacy with Cuba

Add this to every other sort of headache the Gulf of Mexico spill has caused: It’s now an international relations problem too. As Brendan DeMelle …

Electrifying car buyers

GM bets Volt will move Californians to buy American

Chevy hopes the Volt takes California by storm.Photo: Todd WoodyIf you happened by an empty parking lot near San Francisco’s waterfront baseball park Tuesday morning, …

Will we get fooled again?

BP: The gulf between image and reality

The devastating and escalating events in the Gulf of Mexico underscore an amazing collection of problems: reliance on polluting energy, absence of a coherent national …

we're not gaffe-ing, we're crying

The three stupidest things said about the BP oil spill

Since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig went down in the Gulf last month, there have been two unstoppable gushes: one from the ocean floor and …

Battle of the carbon titans

As summer approaches, so do the action-fantasy movies. Last week, the venue was not the local cineplex, but another location noted for outlandish egos, special …