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National Geographic News: A Year After the Spill, "Unusual" Rise in Health Problems

Anne Casselman for National Geographic News

Health issues that continue to plague Gulf Coast communities may be connected to the Gulf oil spill, experts say.


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Discovery News: One Year After Oil Spill, Human Effects Linger

Analysis by Marianne English

With one year between Gulf coast residents and the massive oil spill caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig April 20, 2010, it appears that life has returned to normal.


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Fox News: Gulf Oil Spill One Year Later: Clean-Up Continues, Oil-Soaked Memories Remain

By Kris Gutierrez

One year after the worst oil spill in U.S. history, the government is slowly handing out new permits to allow deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico -- a move oil industry insiders say is a safe one.


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The Gambit: "Gulf Coast Syndrome"

On the one-year anniversary of the oil disaster, Alex Woodward talks to coastal residents who say they're coming down with mysterious and frightening illnesses

by Alex Woodward

This is the best-hidden secret perhaps in the history of our nation."


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Dining with Strangers: #30 March Of The Bucket Brigade

STRANGER: Anne Rolfes
LOCATION: Lüke, 333 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
THEME: Eating with an environmentalist

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?


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NPR: Gulf Seafood Deemed Safe But Still Under Scrutiny

By Debbie Elliott

This story is part of a series.

The Gulf of Mexico is known for its bounty — blue crab, shrimp, grouper, tuna, oysters — but ever since oil tainted a portion of the Gulf's fishing grounds, the seafood has been a tough sell.


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The Daily Comet: ‘Spills all the time'

Robert Zullo, City Editor

On Saturday night, I was the editor in charge of putting together The Courier's Sunday edition when the following email popped up on my screen at 7:49 p.m:


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Facing South: Another Gulf oil spill shows need for better oversight

By Sue Sturgis

There's growing frustration along the Louisiana coast over the lack of answers about the origin of a new oil spill in the Gulf.


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