Tag: oil spill

Why’s Everyone Getting Arrested Outside the White House?

1,253 environmental activists were arrested last month in what some are saying was the biggest civil disobedience action since 1977.

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Is it Hot in Here?

I’m back. I spent over a month on the road with HeadCount this summer. But in the sweltering summer heat, I never forgot about climate change. Polar bears, water wars and more in this month’s Issue Update.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Sustainability & Climate Change Update: Fallout From Japan, Marijuana Growing and the Budget

Despite this year’s nuclear disaster and last year’s oil spill, Pearl Jam and Earth Hour are doing their part to better the environment. All that and more.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Gulf Coast Issue Update: One Year Since the Oil Spill

As NOLA’s legendary annual Jazz Fest approaches, so too does the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Get the latest about recovery efforts here.

Posted in Issue Updates, Gulf Coast Recovery

Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: Jam Cruise reflects while Prez forgets

A new year calls for a fresh start, and that’s just what the Gulf Coast residents are in need of. We have to take it upon ourselves to spark the debate and get people talking about the present state of the Gulf Coast states.

Posted in Issue Updates, Gulf Coast Recovery

Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: An Eye-Witness Report from the Gulf

Where I can, I try to report on the positive things happening in the Gulf. But after my last update, I got a little wakeup call from Galactic guitarist Jeff Raines.

Posted in Issue Updates, Gulf Coast Recovery

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: Remember the climate change movement?

Twelve months ago, President Barack Obama vowed to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. and the bar for the world. Now, he says climate change legislation is off the table for at least the next 3 years.

Posted in Issue Updates, Sustainability and Climate Change

Pearl Jam and Friends Urge Obama to Ensure Gulf’s “Survival”

HeadCount artists Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, Bonnie Raitt Galactic and The Indigo Girls, along with over 80 other musicians and bands sent an open letter to President Obama urging him to dedicate more funding to restoring the Gulf Coast.

Posted in Music and Activism, Gulf Coast Recovery

The Gulf Oil Spill is Your Fault, and Mine

Through detailed investigation and heartbreaking images and stories, Dr. Carl Safina answers the questions: “what does the Gulf oil disaster really mean and why did it happen?”

Posted in Gulf Coast Recovery

New Orleans Musicians: Sorry Ain’t Enough No More (VIDEO)

NOLA residents and musicians Shamarr Allen, Dee-1, Paul Sanchez and Bennie from the Hot 8 are pissed about the BP oil spill.