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Oil sheen spreading from Gulf platform explosion off Louisiana coast
A mile-long oil sheen spread Thursday from an offshore petroleum platform burning in the Gulf of Mexico off Lousiana, west of the site of BP's massive spill. Coast Guard Petty Officer Bill Coklough...
9/2/10 at 4:39 PM BP: No oil leaking into Gulf from busted well 7/15/10 at 10:19 AM
Firsthand account of AP reporter diving into oily patch in Gulf of Mexico 6/9/10 at 6:31 AM
Trouble in the Gulf Part 3: Regaining Paradise
As you read this, the first of perhaps 10 million waterfowl that winter in Louisiana's coastal wetlands are flying south. Each year, fewer acres of marsh and barrier-island habitat await them. This ye...
8/31/10 at 9:38 AM Loons and the gulf oil spill 8/27/10 at 10:50 AM
DU, DNR cite growing concern over oil spill effect on loons, maybe bluebills 6/17/10 at 4:29 AM
BP will be foreced by government to resume pumping oil?
Wow, I have to give it to BP, they sure can play the dimwits in our government. Lets see, if BP pumps oil to the large super tankers it has on site, it makes millions of dollars a day.&nbs...
7/19/10 at 4:02 AM
Potato Salad Ponderings II
As I touched on yesterday, people can be very touchy about their potato salad, particularly when it comes to the dressing. Mayo or Miracle whip? Yellow mustard or Dijon? I grew up in a Miracle Whip ho...
7/15/10 at 5:00 AM Lemon fresh frig 2/17/10 at 5:00 AM
America is an unstoppable foreign oil dependency-breaking machine -- unfortunately the machine runs on oil. (Jon Stewart)
The last eight presidents have gone on television and promised to move America towards an energy-independent future. Thanks to Grand Forks pride and joy Jason Schaefer for sharing Jon Stewarts t...
6/23/10 at 7:05 AM
Oil spill questions and answers
Here is an informative article from MCT/McClatchy newspapers. It takes a look at the history of oil and offshore drilling in a question and answer format to help put the recent oil spill in conte...
6/17/10 at 12:00 AM
Oil Changing Albedo
Several individuals have inquired in recent weeks asking if the oil in the Gulf of Mexico will impact the weather or hurricane development. More specifically will the oil change the albedo (amount of...
6/16/10 at 5:49 AM
Today's Show Thursday 6/3
The Christopher Gabriel Program: AT&T changing how their Data Plans for Smartphone’s work, will other cell providers follow?; Top Hat, Top Kill, Mud Plugs, and Oil Drenched Dolphins: The BP...
6/3/10 at 3:24 AM
The dreaded parts run
“I’m heading to the grocery store. Need anything?” I asked my husband last weekend. “Yep, run by the auto store for me, will you?” he replied, then rolled his eyes at my ...
3/29/10 at 11:48 PM Whoo hoo, I'm gonna be rich 11/22/09 at 11:05 PM
Did the oil work?
Okay, I did it. For one week, I had two teaspoons of healthy oil each day. This morning was my weigh-in at Weight Watchers and... I gained. I went from 149.6 to 149.8. So, it was only .2 ounces - yes,...
1/6/10 at 1:05 PM Eating healthy oil 1/4/10 at 1:40 AM
A documentary about N.D. oil
This is the trailer for 'Crude Independence' a documentary about the North Dakota oil boom shot primarily in Stanley and directed by 22-year-old Noah Hutton, the son of actors Timothy Hutton ...
6/6/09 at 11:12 AM