| Nov 16, 2012
It's hard to imagine, for a performance artist who has no trouble filming herself rolling naked down a filthy Miami Beach alleyway to protest the BP oil spill, or freaking out a senior water aerobics class from the bottom of a swimming pool, that...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The Justice Department has entered into the largest criminal settlement in U.S. history with the giant oil company BP, in connection with the 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the worst oil spill in American history....
| Jul 9, 2012
| 10:18 AM
While the consumerism around July 4th is hard to avoid, planning barbecues, having friends over and watching fireworks give me pause to reflect on things that I appreciate about our country.
I spent the last week in senior-level emergency preparedness...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 9:26 PM
A low cost airline is coming to New Orleans International Airport.
Spirit Airlines announced Monday it will start daily flights from New Orleans to Dallas in January.
Spirit has made headlines in the past for their advertisements.
After the B.P. oil...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:14 PM
When the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010, sending millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, most scientists were concerned about the damage to sea life.
Not many gave a whiff of thought to air quality.
The Rowland-Blake Group at UC...
| Mar 25, 2012
When the price of gasoline rises, the supply of hot air expands.
Just look at the recent GOP attacks blaming President Obama for prices that exceed $4 a gallon in some parts of the country.
Not only is Obama responsible, according to some Republicans,...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
In his speech before the Newspapers Association of America/American Society of News Editors Wednesday, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney accused the president of changing positions to get re-elected.
For instance, Mr. Romney charged that, "As...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Union thugs have apparently killed the Twinkie.
Last month, Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Sno Balls, Devil Dogs, Zingers and other varieties of diabetes in a box, announced its closure. In a statement, Hostess said a two-...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Halliburton Co., one of the world’s largest oil services businesses, pulled in record revenue in North America as the energy industry shied from natural gas production and boosted oil field exploration instead.
The Houston firm’s revenue in...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Kermit the frog once sang, "It's not easy being green.” That’s especially true when you're talking about 25 million pounds of trash. That’s how many plastic beads arrive in New Orleans each year during carnival season with only 2% ever...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:32 AM
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both Virginia Democrats, again asked the Obama administration to open the state’s coast to oil and natural gas exploration.
In a letter Friday to Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar, the pair said that...