Gulf Ship Tour

Gulf Ship Tour, what we learned:

We embarked on a three-month expedition to support independent research into the impacts of the Gulf oil disaster. Join us as we present highlights from the tour, take your questions and let you know what we're doing next.

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We traveled throughout the Gulf, bringing independent research scientists on board to examine various aspects of oil spill impacts. Whether by ship, helicopter or even by submarine, see where we went and what we saw by selecting layers to view on the map below. View our ship's route, blogs, images, videos and tweets by selecting the checkmark next to the layer name. Then click on the icon to view content or on the ship route's path to learn more about that leg of the tour.

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It’s time to protect the Earth’s final frontier

Blog by Phil Radford | May 10, 2011 1 comment

There are clear signs that a new Arctic oil rush has begun. Earlier this month Shell submitted plans to the US government for new drilling in the icy waters off Alaska’s north coast, and now a Scottish company has won permission ...

The Next Oil Spill

Blog by bmeyers | May 6, 2011

Coming to an Atlantic beach near you; crude oil, if House Republicans have their way. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to expedite lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Virginia coast that have been delayed...

The BP Oil Spill: One Year Later

Blog by Michelle Frey | April 20, 2011 4 comments

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "I think the environmental impact of this disaster is likely to be very, very modest," claimed BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward...

One Year Anniversary of BP oil disaster

Blog by Lamar Billups | April 20, 2011 2 comments

First I would like to thank Greenpeace for allowing me the honor of writing a blog for the one-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster. You are the best and on behalf of the millions of people on the gulf, we thank you for the research...

Just released: 30k pages of BP oil spill documents. Help us find out what we've got!

Blog by James Turner | April 19, 2011 9 comments

The research team here at Greenpeace USA does some really great stuff. Uncloaking the Koch brothers, figuring out the truth about fracking, and pressuring polluters who are trying to influence our elected leaders. But they can only do...

Make Your Voice Heard on the Anniversaries of the Exxon Valdez and BP Deepwater...

Blog by Melanie Duchin | March 24, 2011 3 comments

Twenty-two years ago on March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground at Bligh Reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The tanker spilled 11 million gallons of oil into the water, fouled 1,500 miles of Alaska’s coast and killed...

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