At a June 28 TED conference in Washington, presenters developed a number of ideas related to the oil disaster. The Atlantic offers a look at five big ideas from the conference.
Sierra Club intern Sean Ehrlich watches as the pirate “Redbeard” signs a petition on the Gulf spill at the Tradewinds resort in St. Petersburg, Fla. Click the photo or headline for more.
Florida Wildlife Federation Executive Director Manley Fuller appeared on the public affairs show, “Facing Florida” to discuss how his organization wants to ban offshore drilling in Florida waters.
California photographer Pinar Ozger showcases oiled protective boom in this shot taken June 18 on Barataria Bay in Louisiana. Click the headline or photo to learn more about how this and other photos will be used at a TED conference today in Washington.
More images from the June 26 Hands Across the Sands events across the world.
California photographer Pinar Ozger snapped this dramatic photo while flying over Barataria Bay in Louisiana on June 17. It wasn’t, she says, supposed to look like this. Click photo or headline to learn see burning oil that’s this gray box is hiding.
More than 2,000 people reportedly turned out for the Hands Across The Sand event today in South Miami Beach, Fla. It was one of hundreds events across the globe that protested offshore drilling for oil. Click the headline or picture to learn more.
American Birding Association photographer Drew Wheelan spotted this dead minnow on a spatter of oil at Orange Beach, Ala., on June 24. Click photo or headline to see more.
Photographer Richard Shephard highlights “freedoms of expression” photos taken over the last few weeks. Click on the headline or photo to learn more.
Pensacola Beach in Florida got drenched in oil that washed ashore Wednesday, as highlighted in this photo by Brenda Camper. Click the photo or headline for more.
This June 15 photo by Richard Shephard showcases the dirty stains left by oil bashing breakwater rocks at Fort Livingston on Isle Grand Terre, La. Click headline or photo for more.
Photographer Richard Shephard captured this dramatic photo of an increasing pond of oil trapped between the shore and a sandbar off Isle Grand Terre, La., on June 12. Click the headline or photo to see more.
About two dozen people gathered at dusk Sunday at Pitt Street Bridge park in Mount Pleasant, S.C., to pray and sing for the Gulf. Click the headline or photo to learn more.
Fairhope, Ala., resident Skipper Tonsmeire sent along this June 17 photo of shrimp boats helping to skim oil out of the Gulf near Perdido Key. Click photo or headline for more. See our NEWS section for a new commentary about BetterGulf.org.
“How can we help? We are a nation that springs into action when disaster strikes. We offer food to the hungry, build shelter for the homeless, send medical aid to the injured, raise prayers for the lost. But in this case we are paralyzed. We cannot stop the leak. We cannot make the hurt go away. What we can do, however, is raise awareness like a battle flag.”
American Birding Association photographer Drew Wheelan snapped this photo of a Great Egret at the bridgeside marina on Grand Isle, La., on June 13. Click photo or headline for more.
Photographer Richard Shephard of Cummington, Mass., offers this dramatic photo of a pelican rescued at Bay Chaland, La., on June 4. Click headline or image to learn more.
Tennessee photographer Amy Jacobs sent this photo of a crab in a seeming standoff with tarballs on the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala. Click photo or headline to see more.
This aerial photo near Perdido Pass at the Alabama-Florida border on the Gulf is said to show “incomplete and ineffective booms.” Click the headline or image for more.
“My daughters were so sad over the oil when it finally hit on the day before we were to leave for home.”
Locally and across the country, people are frustrated that things are moving so slowly. They don’t know how to get out of the Groundhog Day-like water torture of oil — the slow, constant landfall of everything from tarballs and goo-covered detritus to oily seaweed and occasional globs of muck.
American Birding Association photographer Drew Wheelan on Thursday spotted this moving reaction to the Gulf oil spill outside someone’s home in Grand Isle, La. Click the headline or picture to see a larger picture.
Oil washed ashore at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on June 5, as captured by this image taken by American Birding Association’s Drew Wheelan.
This drawing by a 6-year-old South Carolina girl shows how the Gulf oil spill is impacting people across the country. Click headline to see full drawing.