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PHIL WIELAND: Valpo man wants to put a bug in EPA's ear

PHIL WIELAND: Valpo man wants to put a bug in EPA's ear

For more than three years Tom Clark has waited for a call from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency telling him to bring his batch of bugs to the Gulf Coast to clean up the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Bob Hope and Al Capone among fishing noted names of Destin, Fla.

OFFBEAT: Bob Hope and Al Capone among fishing noted names of Destin, Fla.

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 30, 2013 12:00 am
Old Florida Charm

Old Florida Charm

After following the two lane road that runs parallel to the Gulf of Mexico and winds through the small beach towns and large swaths of woods that make up the Forgotten Coast—a stretch of old Florida with quaint seafood shacks, rickety stands selling fresh fruit and trucks with their back doo…

June 25, 2013 5:45 pm Photos


Florida is a vacation paradise for dogs

Florida is a vacation paradise for dogs

With miles of sandy beaches, endless winter sunshine and a laid-back vibe, there's no reason to leave your four-legged friend behind when you vacation in Florida.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am

Congressmen: Don't risk Hoosier jobs in Asian carp action

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., and a candidate for Indiana governor have teamed up to ensure any action taken to stop Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan and other Chicago-area waterways accounts for the impact on the region's economy.

July 06, 2011 5:30 pm Related

Gulf oil disaster: One year later

An interactive look that includes a grading system of the Gulf's environment a year later; an analysis of how BP handled the crisis; videographics exploring the causes and effects of the spill; and video pieces on life for Gulf residents a year later.

April 19, 2011 9:22 pm
Dark Mark: 100 Days of Oil

Dark Mark: 100 Days of Oil

It has been 100 days since an explosion tore apart the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform. That event unleashed a gush of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating an environmental catastrophe and forever altering life along these shores. (July 28)

July 28, 2010 10:39 am

For now, oil spews unchecked in effort to cap well

NEW ORLEANS | Hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil are being allowed to spew into the fouled waters of the Gulf of Mexico while BP engineers prepare to install a new containment system they hope will catch it all in the coming days.

July 11, 2010 9:30 am Related

As oil spews in Gulf, BP chief at UK yacht race

LONDON | Even as oil continues to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, BP chief executive Tony Hayward took some time off to attend one of the yacht racing world's biggest events off England's Isle of Wight.

June 19, 2010 10:17 am
Sources: BP agrees to $20B fund for spill victims

Sources: BP agrees to $20B fund for spill victims

WASHINGTON | After meeting with top BP officials, President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday that the oil giant has agreed to set aside an initial $20 billion to pay the victims of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, calling it "an important step toward making the people of the Gulf Coas…

June 16, 2010 1:45 pm Related

Obama to meet families of 11 killed in oil spill

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama is offering condolences to relatives of the 11 workers who were killed when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.

June 10, 2010 7:40 am

US official: Gulf oil drilling paused, not stopped

WASHINGTON | Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday the oil spill containment operation in the Gulf of Mexico is now catching up to 630,000 gallons a day and that the amount could nearly double by next week as processing of the captured oil is expanded.

June 09, 2010 9:54 am
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