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In the wake of some calls for an Apple boycott, it's worth noting that human-intensive mass production has faced problems with abysmal working conditions in just about every major industrial economy.
Even as the world waits to see whether BP can permanently stem the flow of oil into the Gulf, the company is evaluating technologies to clean up the disaster.
The energy giant has ordered 32 oil-water separators from Ocean Therapy, a company spun out of U.S. national labs and funded by actor/environmentalist Kevin Costner.
Activists are demonstrating at gas stations, drumming up support on social networks--with little or no effect on the oil giant's revenues.
Details from third floor of the British oil giant's U.S. headquarters in Houston, where executives and engineers schemed up "top kill" and continue to deal with the oil spill crisis in the Gulf.
Next option is to try to capture the oil from the well rather than plug it. The best option for stopping the flow remains drilling a relief well, which is expected to take months.
Someone very funny has been aping oil company BP's public relations department in the wake of the Gulf Coast rig disaster. We still have no idea who's behind it.
President Obama visits one of the worst-affected areas from the spreading spill, while BP says success of latest effort to stop the flow still uncertain.
Panel will investigate issues related to the spill and its aftermath, including rig safety and regulatory regimes at the local, state, and federal levels.
As tricky undersea efforts to stanch the flow of oil continue, the Obama administration demands "immediate public clarification" about BP's intentions on paying costs tied to the accident.