The FAA Just Approved the United States' First Commercial Drone

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded permission for the first commercial drone over land to BP, of all companies. The oil company's partner, drone manufacturer AeroVironment, flew its first commercial flight in Alaska on Sunday. And it didn't just send a dinky quadcopter to do the job either. » 6/10/14 10:53am 6/10/14 10:53am

Strikingly beautiful pictures show the horrors of the BP oil spill

Seattle-based photographer Daniel Beltrá took these images for the book Spill (which you can buy here.) They're beautiful, perfectly crafted shots despite their horrible—and gut-wrenching to the point of nausea—subject matter: The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. » 3/18/14 7:56pm 3/18/14 7:56pm

BP Oil Spill Aftermath: Eyeless Shrimp, Clawless Crabs and Fish with…

Al Jazeera just published an astonishing report on the after-effects of the BP oil disaster, and it's not pretty. There are an alarming number of deformities in sea creatures: mutated shrimp, fish with sores and lesions, eyeless crabs and more. It's unlike anything local fisherman have ever seen. » 4/18/12 11:12am 4/18/12 11:12am