Panelists on the Oxford American magazine’s “Future of the Gulf Coast” discussion on Oct. 5 concluded, among other things, that Southern leaders needed to be bold, innovative and concentrate on diversifying the region’s economy for the Gulf to prosper responsibly in the future. Click to learn more.
On Oct. 30, the good folks at the nonprofit Radical Joy for Hard Times are sponsoring “Gulf Coast Rising,” a day for people along the Gulf coast to gather to celebrate the region, but also talk about how the recent oil spill has affected their lives. Click to learn more.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus today is releasing the Obama Administration’s report on long-term restoration for the Gulf states following the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April. Click to learn more.
Street artist “Loaf” recently painted this scene on a building in Atlanta to highlight man’s poor treatment of the environment. Click to learn more.
SEPT. 8, 2010 — The Center for a Better South today released a major report packed with a dozen big ideas for restoration and transformation of the Gulf coast.
Today marks the 100th photograph posted to our BetterGulf.org photo blog that tells stories in pictures about what’s happening along the Gulf of Mexico following the big April Deepwater Horizon well disaster.
JULY 1, 2010 — With oil still spewing into the Gulf after 10 weeks, Americans are becoming increasingly frustrated. How in the world can people in the richest and most technologically inventive country in the world still not get the doggone gusher under control?
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.
“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.”
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.