Birds are Dying...

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Biologists say that around 300-400 pelicans and hundreds of terns in the largest seabird nesting area along the Louisiana coast have been oiled, spiking a sharp escalation in wildlife harmed by BP's oil Disaster. Researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology said Wednesday that oiled pelicans on Raccoon Island have been spotted where an estimated 10,000 birds nest. Biologist Marc Dantzker with Cornell — said "This is a major oiling event of an incredibly important seabird colony. Many of these birds will be dead soon...Even a small amount of oil can kill birds because it hampers their ability to regulate their body temperature." Meanwhile, the House natural resources committee voted yesterday to ban BP from new offshore drilling for seven years. It's a great symbolic gesture, but unlikely to make it into law.

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The reason this disaster happened in the first place is because the American people don't care about the negative effects of the American lifestyle, including the pain and suffering brought upon these birds and all other wildlife. Because money is everything in the American psyche, you can bet your bottom dollar that regulation will fall by the wayside as "jobs" becomes the central concern. BP gives people around the Gulf jobs and they have sold their souls for them. They may be mad right now, but give them time, they'll forget and go back to their old pro-oil ways soon enough.

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Why the Web of Life is Dying...

Could you survive with just half of your organs? Think about it. What if you had just half your brain, one kidney, half of your heart, one lung, half a liver and only half of your skin? It would be pretty hard to survive right? Sure, you could survive losing just one kidney or half of your liver, but at some point, losing pieces from all of your organs would be too much and you would die.

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