BP Is Working Very Hard To Keep Reporters Away From Dead Marine Animals

BP Is Working Very Hard To Keep Reporters Away From Dead Marine Animals

According to a BP contractor who took a few reporters on a secret tour of the oil-soaked dead wildlife of the Gulf Coast, the company’s post-oil-spill logic makes perfect sense. Keep reporters and dignitaries far, far away from dead and dying animals, and if they wait long enough, the evidence (i.e. the animal corpses) will wash out to sea. [More]

Don't Worry About Oil Spill. Remember: Oysters Love Crude Oil!

Don't Worry About Oil Spill. Remember: Oysters Love Crude Oil!

The growing oil slick that once was the Gulf of Mexico doesn’t appear to be anywhere near resolution, with all attempts to staunch the flow of petroleum thus far having failed and the only solution that experts are sure will work — drilling relief wells — several months away. But as the fishermen in the area fret about what will happen to their livelihoods in both the short and long term, we found some video evidence that should quell the concerns of those in the oyster biz. [More]

Show Your Support For BP By Filling Up At ARCO, AM/PM

Show Your Support For BP By Filling Up At ARCO, AM/PM

Since BP is doing such a great job cleaning up that oil spill, it’s only right that consumers show their support for the quicker, thicker picker-uppers by bringing their business to subsidiaries ARCO and AM/PM, and greasing the wheels with BP’s Castrol Motor Oil. [More]

Watch Out For Oil Spill Cleanup Investment Scams

Watch Out For Oil Spill Cleanup Investment Scams

In a joint statement from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission, investors have been warned today about the possibility of investment scams being operated by companies claiming to be involved in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. [More]

Oily Gulf Seafood Will Literally Be Sniff Tested By Expert Smellers

Oily Gulf Seafood Will Literally Be Sniff Tested By Expert Smellers

Oil from the explosion of Deepwater Horizon is flooding the waters of some of the most productive coastal fishing areas in the world, says ABC News, so how will the FDA ensure that no oily fish make it into the food system? They’re gonna smell it. With their noses. [More]

Aquarium Will Probably Want To Find New Sponsor For This Exhibit

Aquarium Will Probably Want To Find New Sponsor For This Exhibit

Or not, if they enjoy being famous on the internet. [More]

Whoops: New Florida Airport Opens 100 Miles Away From The Oil Spill

Whoops: New Florida Airport Opens 100 Miles Away From The Oil Spill

Bad timing. A new international airport opens up in Panama City, Florida today — only 100 miles away from the notorious BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana. Instead of celebrating, the area’s visitor’s bureau is trying to convince tourists that the water is still clean. [More]

Dawn Is Best For Washing Oily Birds — But Don't Use It For Pets

It’s true that a scrub with Dawn dishwashing detergent is the method of choice for removing oil from various wildlife — but you really shouldn’t use it on your pets, says a Procter & Gamble spokesperson. [More]

Oh My God Is The Oil Spill Going To Mess Up The Oysters?

Oh My God Is The Oil Spill Going To Mess Up The Oysters?

The fish and shrimp might escape the oil, but what will happen to the oysters? Marketplace talks to Sal Sunseri, the owner of P&J Oysters in New Orleans, a company that’s been around since 1876 and is the number one oyster supplier to New Orleans restaurants. The question: What’s going to happen to the oysters if the spill gets worse? [More]