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July 20, 2010

ICYMI: T. Boone Pickens!

Posted: 10:54 AM ET
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July 15, 2010

ICYMI: Tea Party, NAACP, and Oil Spill

Posted: 09:36 AM ET
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July 2, 2010

ICYMI: 'Whale Wars' Helps the Gulf

Posted: 10:39 AM ET
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June 30, 2010

Buckcherry Premieres “Our World” on LKL Blog!

Posted: 07:20 PM ET

Editor’s note: Buckcherry is helping the victims of the oil spill catastrophe by donating proceeds of their new song to NRDC’s Gulf Coast recovery fund.

As musicians who have the benefit of the spotlight from time to time, we feel it is our duty to aid in raising awareness and financial support to help remedy the awful situation in the Gulf Of Mexico.

I see what's happening on the news everyday and how it only gets worse.  I think of my future and my children's future and we need to do something.  My band, Buckcherry, wrote a song called "Our World" for our upcoming album.  The song touches upon the environmental crisis that plagues the world every day.

A few weeks after writing and recording the song, the oil spill occurred.  We recently went back into the studio to re-write the lyrics based on what was happening in the Gulf.  We released this version exclusively on iTunes and are donating the proceeds to those affected by this disaster.  People can also visit www.buckcherry.com to donate to the cause.

It is so important that each and every one of us do what we can to help those out whose lives have been harshly impacted by the oil spill.

– Josh Todd, Buckcherry lead singer/songwriter

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill


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June 28, 2010

Video Premiere: Griffin House's "Head For The Hills"

Posted: 04:56 PM ET

Musician Griffin House recently traveled to the Gulf, camera in hand.  What he saw and felt can be seen in the VIDEO PREMIERE of "Head for the Hills."  If you like it, check out Griffin's new album, "The Learner," or visit Griffin's web site: griffinhouse.nettwerk.com.

Filed under: Griffin House • Gulf Oil Spill • How You Can Help


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June 25, 2010

Exclusive: Sophie B. Hawkins on Gulf Spill

Posted: 10:32 AM ET

Thank you, Larry King, you are a great human being and you show it by supporting the folks of the Gulf and the beings of the sea and sky, and bringing us all together to heal this hurt created by the oil spill.

I wrote my new song, The Land, The Sea & The Sky, originally to show our connection with the Earth because I have long been an advocate of the Earth and then when I first heard about the Gulf disaster I just knew I had to do something more.  Like many people, in those first few days I felt helpless and didn't know what I could do.  But we can all help, if you can't personally go down and volunteer, we can at least support the people who are.

Every penny of profits from The Land, The Sea & The Sky goes to Waterkeeper Alliance, who is on the frontlines of helping clean up the affected environment and creatures, test for toxicity, work with the fisherfolk to put their lives back together, and train volunteers to help.  I hope your fans will download it from iTunes or my website.  People can click here to learn more about Waterkeepers efforts.

With the help of you and your viewers, it is vital that we keep this crisis at the top of the news every day. It is a crisis of monumental proportions.  Today I heard from John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeeper who told me that he has "horrid photos of entire pods of dolphins and a Sperm Whale trying to escape the oil slick.”

And the oil is still flowing.  Every day.  We have not even begun to see the havoc it will wreak.  Now is the time for everyone on the ground to raise their voices for all of the creatures and people who depend upon the Gulf for their lives and livelihoods.

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Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Larry King Live • LKL Web Exclusive


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June 24, 2010

LKL Exclusive – Betty White on How You Can Help the Gulf

Posted: 10:33 AM ET

Watching the ongoing news coming out of the Gulf of Mexico is absolutely heartbreaking. So much damage has already been done, and we won’t even be able to uncover the extent of the damage done to the environment and to the animals and people living in the affected areas until long after the spill is stopped. The only heartening thing to come from this situation is seeing the many organizations already working to fix the problems. I’m proud to be part of one of these organizations—Morris Animal Foundation.

In times of disaster, people often focus on the immediate needs—which is critically important—but these events can also affect people and animals for a very long time. Morris Animal Foundation established the Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund in March to help wildlife researchers respond to unexpected events, such as natural or manmade disasters and emerging diseases, that result in the immediate need for animal health research. We had no idea we would need to use the fund so soon, but I’m glad that it’s available to help animals in the gulf.

Currently, about 160 bottlenose dolphins, spanning five generations, live in Sarasota Bay, and the oil spill could have profound effects on their health, behavior and reproductive success if they are exposed to the oil and related chemicals spilled and the dispersants used to clean the site. The first grant we’re giving provides scientists with immediate funds to begin important research on the oil spill’s long-term effects on dolphins.

The ramifications of this spill will be both short and long term. I hope the information learned in this study will help monitor the long-term effects this kind of disasters has on animals.

Actress & comedian Betty White has always been a powerful advocate for the welfare of animals. You can see her on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.”

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • LKL Web Exclusive


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June 23, 2010

Wrapping Up The Telethon

Posted: 03:58 PM ET

In case you missed the telethon, or want to check out he highlights again, we offer these videos, including a behind the scenes look.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • How You Can Help • Larry King Live


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LKL – Kevin Costner and his plan to clean up the Gulf Coast

Posted: 07:43 AM ET
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June 22, 2010

Cousteau's Stories From The Gulf

Posted: 09:40 PM ET

You saw them on the telethon, but these are definitely worth another look, if for no other reason than to enjoy the Pearl Jam music.

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • How You Can Help • Larry King Live


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