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Oil Spills

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    July 17, 2013

    As Spirit Airlines Looks for a New Marketing Director, Let's Revisit Their Five Worst Ads

    Spirit Airlines, the Miramar-based, discount airline with comically tiny seats and a habit of charging extra for every normal airline service is looking for a new marketing director. It'll be a hard pair of shoes to fill. As well as Spirit is known for its frequent delays, its gotten just as much pr ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Eliu Gonzalez, Florida City Sea Hustler, Pleads Guilty to Defrauding BP Out of Oil Spill Funds

    We're betting this is what Gonzalez looks like.​BP was recently ripped off to the tune of six figures by an enterprising hustler named Eliu Gonzalez. The 37-year-old Florida City resident was indicted in April for forging documents to claim $110,116 in lost fishing income due to the Deep ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Oil Reportedly Washes Up on Key Biscayne

    ​Just a year after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf and just in time for Earth Day there are reports of oil washing up on the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne. Oil has also been spotted on the shores of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach.

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    April 20, 2011

    Today's Oil Spill Anniversary Is Last Chance to Sue Companies Responsible

    Last chance to sue Transocean, at least until the next environmental disaster.​Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 rig workers and released 206 million gallons of crude into the ocean. And while the oil spill undoubtedly ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Purple People Eatery Truck Hits the Streets Saturday

    ​Last year, Michelle Duncan and boyfriend David Shipman applied for a Pepsi Refresh Grant to make their Oil Spill Kitchen -- a truck that would roll through the South feeding those affected by the BP oil spill -- a reality. They didn't get the money, but they didn't give up on the idea of owning a ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011
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    December 2, 2010
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    December 1, 2010

    Marco Rubio and Rick Scott Are Pissed Offshore Drilling is Banned off Florida

    ​After escaping major damage from the BP oil spill this year, the people of Florida should breath a sigh of relief that the Obama administration announced today that offshore drilling will be banned in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic coast of Florida for at least the ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Alex Sink Blames Obama Administration for Her Loss

    Is Alex Sink chewing on a bushel of sour grapes following her loss to Rick Scott or is she accurately hitting on some of the political and messaging failures of the Obama White House and the Democratic party in general? In an article on Politico this weekend, Sink lays some of the blame for her loss ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    South Park Lampoons LeBron's "What Should I Do?" Ad

    ​South Park works in fast and mysterious ways. LeBron James' new "What Should I Do?" Nike ad only premiered last week, and the team found a way to write it into the conclusion of a two part episode lampooning the BP oil spill.

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    November 2, 2010

    Adrian Grenier Uses His Celebrity for Bluefin Tuna

    Entourage hottie, Adrian Grenier, is putting his celebrity to good use. He, Oceana, GQ's Gentlemen Fund, and Nautica have joined forces to fight extermination of the bluefin tuna in the Atlantic. The population of these huge creatures has been reduced by nearly 82 percent as a result of overfishin ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Obama Picketed by Gay Rights Activists with Boats & Weather Balloons: Five Lamest NObama Protests

    Ian Goldin/GetEQUAL.orgA GetEQUAL protester arrested earlier this year in D.C.​Yesterday afternoon, President Obama gazed out over Alonzo Mourning's yard in Coral Gables, past the brightly-painted garden gnomes, and said to himself: What the fuck are giant weather balloons doing here?At least that ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    October 5, 2010

    People Expect Obama to Be SuperNegro

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gives President Obama an A on his midterm report card.Despite the mess he inherited from George W. Bush, Barack Obama has ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    King Mango & Will.I.Am Wear Blackface in Shameless Attempt to Resurrect Careers

    Forbidden, fruit.​Bumped out of the spotlight, local icon King Mango and hip hop superstar Will.I.Am have resorted to shamelessly donning blackface in order to resurrect their flagging careers.Critics say the move has set African-Americans and mangos back "1,000 years." "Will.i.am. wearing blackfa ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Gulf Oil Spill Sticking With Us: Top Five Things We Thought Went Away But Really Didn't

    Taint gone: the oil spill is with us for years to come, whether we like it or notYesterday scientists at the University of California, San Francisco published a report on the dangers to humans and wildlife still posed by the gigantic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To the cha ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Vogue Italia Glamorizes Oil Spill with Fashion Spread

    via Refinery 29​When we see images of the oil spill ravaging the Gulf of Mexico we think about the economic devastation that could face our state and our neighbors, the havoc its wrecking for wildlife and the environment, and an industry we're addicted to that's run amok in corruption. When the ed ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Oil Spill Kitchen: A Made-in-Miami Idea in the Running for Pepsi Refresh Grant

    Paula NiñoDuncan and Shipman prepare pork buns and Asian burritos in the Oil Spill (test) Kitchen ​Michelle Duncan and boyfriend David Shipman have been talking about owning a food truck for a while. When not working in the kitchen at Morgan's Restaurant, the couple of Le Cordon Bleu grads spends ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    High Chance Oil Spill in Gulf Of Mexico Will Affect South Florida

    NOAA​Scientists predicted today that the BP oil spill has a 61-80 percent chance of reaching South Florida. Unlike the west coast, which is likely to not be affected at all, the Florida Keys, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami have "a greater probability due to the potential influence of the Loop Current," ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010
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    July 1, 2010
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    June 30, 2010

    Oil Spilling Bad Guys Charged With Polluting The Ocean (Nope, Not BP, Sadly)

    One leaky oil boat down! One gushing, horribly out of control well to go.They wantonly spilled oil into the ocean, lied to federal regulators and bent the rules, prosecutors say. Now they're looking at serious prison time for their crimes against the environment.Yay! Justice at last for the BP spill ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Marco Rubio, Hurting From "Drill, Baby, Drill" Support, Scuffles to Address Leak

    Every day that the shattered remains of the Deepwater Horizon keeps bleeding oil into the Gulf, Marco Rubio seems to fall a little farther behind his nemesis Charlie Crist in the polls.The biggest reason? Charlie gets to strut around Pensacola Beach every day in rolled up shirtsleeves, talking about ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Photo: Hands Across the Sand South Beach Protest From the Sky

    Photo by Alissa Christine​This past Saturday, about 1,500 people held hands on South Beach, spanning ten blocks, to protest offshore drilling. Partially a response to the BP oil spill devastating the Gulf Coast, the protesters also promoted a clean energy future. We just got this awesome aerial ph ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    June 24, 2010
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    June 22, 2010

    BP Oil Spill Benefits Cuba, Fidel Castro

    While Deepwater Horizon continues spewing black crude into the Gulf of Mexico, Cuban commies might be rejoicing. That's because the oil spill could be the strongest argument yet for ending the embargo.El Máximo and Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who has signed an offshore drilling deal with C ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    "Naked" Bike Ride a Symbol of Community Activism

    Photo by Justin Namon/WorldRedEye.comProtesters talk with the local media.​Click here to view photos from this event.Saturday afternoon about 100 people gathered outside the BP gas station on NE 10th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. For one hour, a horde of social activists, students, artists, cycli ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Alex Sink Recruits BP Critic, Clinton Consultant James Carville For Governor Race

    Alex Sink is pulling out the big guns for her flailing gubernatorial campaign: swampthing James Carville. Sink campaign e-mail​While her campaign has seesawed from bad  to "who's that?" since it kicked off, things have recently taken a turn for the worse. In this month's Quinnipiac poll, she ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Miami Tourism Chief on Oil Spill: Don't Worry, Be Happy

    Bill Talbert​Even if experts warn that oil could already be off the coast of Miami and a University of Central Florida study estimates that the Gulf disaster could end up costing Florida $11 billion in lost tourism spending and 200,000 jobs, Bill Talbert, president of the Greater Miami Convention ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Naked Bike Ride in Miami Protests Gulf Oil Spill

    Balls against tar balls.​If you're like us, the first impulse you had after seeing your first oil-soaked seagull was to rip off your clothes and hop on a bike. This Saturday, you can do just that in the company of strangers at the Miami World Naked Bike Ride to protest our nation's dependence on t ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Scientists: Oil Could Reach East Coast in Weeks

    ​BP has yet to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and as millions of more gallons of oil rush into the waters as new National Center for Atmospheric Research predicts that spill could start affecting the Atlantic Coast in a matter of weeks with Miami's shores some of the first hit.Six powerfu ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    May 26, 2010

    Oil Spill Seafood: Miami Chefs Sound Off

    via NOAA.gov Commercial and Recreational Fishing Closure in the Oil-Affected Portions of the Gulf of Mexico as of May 25th, 2010. Click for full size map.​The BP Oil Spill is now responsible for the closure of slightly more than 22 percent of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico's "exclusive econo ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Governor Crist Declares State of Emergency in Miami-Dade Due to Oil Threat

    NASAA satellite view of the oil spill taken by NASA​On news that some oil had begun leaking into the Loop Current, Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Monroe counties. A state of emergency had already been decla ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Oil Spill Reactions From Miami Seafood Chefs and Owners

    via U.S. Coast Guard​A shark can smell a single drop of blood in one million drops of water.Twenty-nine days later, and oil continues to flow from a hole 5,000 feet below the ocean's surface. BP's actions continue to threaten the Gulf and maybe the Atlantic's commercial fishing industry. Today, th ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Don't Panic! (Yet) Those Tar Balls In Key West Didn't Come From The BP Oil Spill

    As you can see above, a pretty solid freak-out hit Duval Street yesterday when upwards of 50 tar balls turned up in the ocean and on beaches around Key West. But not to worry! Turns out these floating blobs of disgusting petroleum didn't come from the massive BP gusher in the Gulf. Which is, we gu ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Tar Balls May Be a False Alarm, But Oil Could Still Reach Keys by Sunday

    US Coast GuardThe world's most famous tar balls​Twenty tar balls washed up on the shores of Key West today, but because sometimes tar balls occur naturally, and other times they're the product of those less dramatic, everyday ways we pollute our oceans (i.e., the shipping industry), it won't be kn ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Area 31's Menu Unaffected by Gulf Oil Spill... For Now

    Area 31 not yet feeling the effects of the oil spill.​Wondering whether that ungodly oil slick off the coast of Louisiana is going to spoil your next seafood feast at Area 31 Restaurant, located on the 16th floor of the Epic Hotel. Well rest assured, BP's big mess shouldn't stop you from enjoying ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    New Poll: Charlie Crist Leads Senate Race By Four Points

    Will Crist come out on top in this Senate threeway, or is it just a temporary bump?​Party? Charlie Crist don't need no stinking party. The first major poll conducted since the Governor announced he'd seek election to the Senate with no party affiliation is out, and Crist leads republican Marco Rub ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Emeril Lagasse Addresses Gulf Coast Oil Spill

    Photo by Jacquelynn D. PowersEmeril Lagasse addresses the Gulf Coast oil spill. ​While New Orleans is still reeling from Hurricane Katrina, this latest Gulf Coast oil spill is not helping matters much. Local fisheries and fishermen are preparing to be shut down by the encroaching oil. Clearly, thi ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Miami Beach Could Be Affected By Oil Spill, More So Than West Coast

    via The AwlHeaded to a beach near you?​The devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has concerned us, but we didn't think it would actually reach the beaches of Miami and other east coast shores. However, a University of Florida oceanographic engineer says that the east coast of Florida is at g ... More >>

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