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White House, BP tried to spin oil spill science, emails reveal

Emails obtained by activists with Greenpeace revealed Friday that even as BP dedicated funds to study the effects of last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it was also working behind the scenes to control the science studying its impact. According to The Guardian, one BP environmental expert,…

Global warming could spur toxic algae, bacteria in seas

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Global warming could spur the growth of toxic algae and bacteria in the world’s seas and lakes, with an impact that could be felt in 10 years, US scientists said Saturday. Studies have shown that shifts brought about by climate change make ocean and freshwater environments more…

Government withholding key data on Gulf seafood testing, scientists say

Gulf states not following consistent protocol, despite government claims National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and FDA officials maintain they’ve provided results of ongoing Gulf seafood safety tests with the utmost transparency. But outside scientists, eager to perform independent evaluations of the government’s findings, complain the information released contains far…

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