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Hurricane Alex further disrupts Gulf oil clean-up

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Choppy seas and high winds from Hurricane Alex were to disrupt Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean-up operations again Thursday, with large waves sweeping the slick into fragile marshes. Hurricane Alex, the first of the Atlantic season, hit northeast Mexico with torrential rain and violent…

BP sued for burning endangered sea turtles alive

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Animal welfare groups sued BP for burning endangered sea turtles and asked a federal court to stop the oil giant’s “controlled burns” on the Gulf of Mexico spill. “It is horrifying that these innocent creatures whose habitat has already been devastated by the oil spill…