Oil Spills

  • Culture

    October 11, 2012
  • Film

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Food TV Sees First Decline in Viewership

    Food TV's popularity is waning. The New York Post says that the network's 2010 numbers showed the first decrease in the network's history. In the fourth quarter of 2009, viewership plunged 10.3 percent among viewers ages 25 to 54. The slide continued with 3.3 percent in the second quarter and 4.5 pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Homophobe Physicist's Solution to Gulf Oil Spill Was Right in Your Kitchen Cabinet

    image viaThe solution to the BP oil spill?​Last spring, you may recall, Washington University physicist Jonathan Katz got kicked off a panel assembled by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu that was supposed to figure out how to stop the BP oil spill. Katz's banishment had less to do with his scien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Son of Avowed Wash. U. Homophobe Comes Out in Post-Dispatch

    image viaIsaac Katz​Back in 2003, Washington University physics professor Jonathan Katz published an essay on his departmental web page called "In Defense of Homophobia". In a stroke of what some might call poetic justice, Katz's 22-year-old son Isaac came out publicly yesterday in an essay th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Artgasm: This Weekend's Art Openings, October 1-3, 2010

    When Katherine Bish saw a news photo of an oil-slicked pelican after the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, she did something about it. She doused people in chocolate syrup, to be exact. Bish's black-and-white photographs attempt to capture the tragedy and imagine how humans in that scenario would look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Organization Sues to Get Bluefin Tuna Endangered Species Protection

    The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. In a press release the agency states that the species has been threatened by overfishing, with the oil spill endangering br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Europe's Largest Fruit Seed Bank Endangered by Real Estate Development

    Yesterday we mentioned that a heat wave has threatened Russia's wheat crop. Now the country's in danger of losing its fruit seed bank. Marion Nestle writes in The Atlantic that the Global Crop Diversity Trust has issued a warning that real estate developers are threatening the home of the Pavlovsk E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010


    Last month ... and today.​After 85 days -- and 184 million gallons of oil spewed into the gulf -- BP says it's finally capped the Deepwater Horizon oil well. Hallelujah.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Is Anybody Really "Tarballing" BP Gas Stations?

    Image viaGone tarballin'!!!!​When Unreal heard a rumor that St. Louis BP gas stations had seen an uptick of people pooping on their restroom floors -- apparently in protest for the worst environmental disaster in American history -- we called up quite a few of 'em. Most said there was no increase ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2010

    Henry Rollins

    8 p.m. Thursday, July 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    AP Tries to Put Gulf Oil Spill in Perspective, Fails Miserably

    Image sourceThe Count. Now an AP scribe?​Is constant bad news about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill getting you down? Then take heart in the fact that all the gooey black stuff washing up on white sand beaches, ravaging Louisiana marshlands, and choking pelicans to death wouldn't even fill the Sup ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Anti-BP Protest Planned for 10 a.m. Today at Delmar BP

    Where it goes down today.​Activists who favor stricter clean-energy legislation, and oppose the controversial Murkowski resolution, are holding a rally at 10 a.m. today at BP gas station on Delmar.The rally is being organized by Repower America and its Missouri chapter, plus like-minded groups suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 6.2

    Arizona's loose gun laws let restaurant owners decide they'll allow guns - registered and legal, of course - in their establishments. The Arizona Daily Star reports on the growing divide between gun advocates and those who'd rather not dine with a posse in the same dining room. What happens to an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Leads Group to Seek Endangered Status for Bluefin Tuna

    Last week swordfish fans rejoiced at news that the species had bounced back from overfishing. Now it's time for bluefin tuna fans to panic. The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit conservation group, has filed a formal petition to have the North Atlantic fish added to the endangered-specie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Quantifying the Extent of the Gulf Oil Spill. Where Does it End?

    Oil, oil, everywhere, and not a drop to drink.​There appears to be no limit to the ways in which the media has tried to help us all visualize the extent of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. There've been reports that the amout of oil gushing into the Gulf would cover all of Manhattan, Ch ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Controversial Wash U Prof Jonathan Katz Cut Loose From Gulf Oil Spill Relief

    Jonathan Katz ​Well that didn't take long.Yesterday Daily RFT covered the White House's controversial appointment of Jonathan Katz, a physics professor at Washington University in St. Louis, to a team of five scientists asked to help the Department of Energy and BP stem the flow of oil gushing int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Spills Over to St. Louis Seafood Scene

    Image viaThe Gulf of Mexico oil spill as seen from the International Space Station​Nearly a month after the explosion that sunk the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, killing several workers, oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico. While the federal government and BP struggle to contain the en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    How Big is the Gulf Oil Spill in Comparison to St. Louis?

    Pretty damn big, as this Google Earth mock-up reveals:That's an oil spill, not a Rorschach test.​Thee map reflects the size -- about 2,500 square miles -- of the Deepwater Horizon spill as of May 6. The leak is still gushing out at least 200,000 gallons of crude oil per day with no end in sight as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.6

    The latest food news from the Gulf Coast oil spill, courtesy of Business Week: fishing will stay banned until May 15 at a minimum. Estimates predict the spill it threatening twenty-five percent of the U.S.'s total fresh fish. Louisiana crab suppliers are charging $170/barrel, as opposed to $120/ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 5.6

    The latest food news from the Gulf Coast oil spill, courtesy of Business Week: fishing will stay banned until May 15 at a minimum. Estimates predict the spill it threatening twenty-five percent of the U.S.'s total fresh fish. Louisiana crab suppliers are charging $170/barrel, as opposed to $120/ba ... More >>