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11.18.14 Amy K. Nelson

A scientist wants locals in Greenpoint to wear air-pollution detectors around their necks to create a real-time picture of all the various toxins floating around the neighborhood, according to the Brooklyn Paper. Michael Heimbinder is the founder of HabitatMap, “which builds tools for community organizing around environmental issues.” His current creation is called the Air […]

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08.26.10 Bucky Turco

As scientists try to figure out where BP’s deepwater oil plumes went and practically no one believing the government’s it magically disappeared story, researchers from Berkeley may have solved it: microbes. Special oil eating microbes were reportedly very effective in consuming the oil and a lot less toxic than the dispersants BP was using. Just […]

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08.16.10 Marina Galperina

Meet BP’s littlest humanoid victims. The miniature cement men mourning over a concrete “oil spill” are Isaac Cordal’s latest. See also: homeless businessmen, climate change swimming holes and sidewalk suicides – all glued permanently into urban sites and ruins. […]

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08.11.10 Marina Galperina

Here are some models rolling around in fake oil for Vogue Italia. The current issue’s photo spread is intent on ruffling a few oil-slicked feathers. See a skinny girl in tattered couture spit up gooey gobs, clutch at her neck, stiff out her sticky arms and play dead – you know, empathize? – in the […]

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08.03.10 Marina Galperina

This spray can filled with oil, painted gold and fastened with rubber bands is the new conceptual sculpture We are Fucking Angry by Sebastian Errazuriz. It really is a DIY oil grenade. Onward! May the concept sketch be your blueprint. […]

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07.22.10 Bucky Turco

China is dealing with its own little oil spill, but they were smart enough to employ a low tech, yet effective method to help clean it up: crude-eating microbes. […]

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07.20.10 Marina Galperina

Christo (sans recently deceased Jeanne-Claude) has planned a sequel to their Gates installation, laying orange fabric panels along 42.4 miles of Arkansas River – but first, a rigorous, fully documented examination of the environmental impact. Christo points out that oil companies’ projects undergo a much lighter review. Good point. Let’s hope it doesn’t get mistaken […]

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07.19.10 Bucky Turco

Great, just when BP’s crude-spewing well in the Gulf of Mexico has been plugged, America has to deal with a whole new oil leak…in Brooklyn. […]

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07.14.10 Marina Galperina

A UK protest group – Culture Beyond Oil – spilled black, oily molasses around an ancient Eastern Island statue in the British Museum. It’s just like another group’s Tate Museum tar-and-feathering last June, but with a less bombastic soundtrack. […]

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07.01.10 Marina Galperina

Sometimes, two wrongs make a right. Tony Hayward, meet the vuvuzelas. 100 Craigslist-recruited volunteers will be blasting the BP HQ in London with the “horns of hell” for an entire work day to protest BP’s “gross negligence and greed.” Yup, this is happening. The project’s Kickstarter already earned more than $3K (everything over $1K goes […]

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