The view from my DUMBO loft Dec 2000 There’s nothing quite like the excitement of moving to a new city and getting your first apartment, and for me as for so many others, that feeling is amplified when the city in question is New York. So it was when I moved from Brisbane to Brooklyn . . . → Read More: FEATURED POST: A (fetid) river runs through it, the Brooklyn edition
An e-mail just made me shout a barrage of expletives. In a good way. Some poor intern at Marine Science Review is probably wailing in the hospital, clenching his eye sockets in pain after trawling Google Scholar for 3 days straight. The science division at Sea Web have put together what looks to be the . . . → Read More: Holy Link Fest, Batman! My cup runneth over with oil spill literature
Dear British Petroleum, WTF I hear you wanna be called Beyond Petroleum, now? Do you think you’re some kind of rap star or something?? Haha! Whatevs, let’s just go by our ole grade school nickname for you, BP. I know its been a while since I last wrote. It’s not like I was neglecting you . . . → Read More: Open Letter to My Bros at British Petroleum
This story at The Today Show’s Animal Tracks is just great, knitters banding together to create adorable pullovers to keep penguins warm after their feathers were cleaned from the devastating recent oil spill ion New Zealand. But nothing is as adorable as the pictures published with the article! Here is sneak peak, go there more. . . . → Read More: Friday Penguin KEWTNISSS!1!!
Story at NPR: A breakthrough in oil cleanup technology allows crews to skim spilled oil off the water’s surface at a much faster rate. The new device wasn’t developed by Exxon, BP or any of the major oil companies — it’s the work of Elastec/American Marine, based in Illinois. And the design won the . . . → Read More: New Oil Skimmer Design Wins X-Prize
BP still has to pay the government for that little slip-up that happened last year. The Clean Water Act imposes punitive damages for any act of pollution carried out in US waters, with fines proportional to the magnitude of the environmental impact. For oil spills, damages are calculated according to the amount of hydrocarbons leaked . . . → Read More: Divvying up BP’s fine for restoration in the Gulf
I can’t say its the most captivating document ever produced (unless you’ve got a thing for regulatory practices and safety recommendations), but it is an important document nonetheless: yesterday, the newly renamed Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) released its “Final Report Regarding the Causes of the April 20,2010 Macondo Well Blowout.” . . . → Read More: BOEMRE Final Report on Deepwater Horizon
One year of the BP oil spill ecological catastrophe. I would really like to see this documentary. Pretty Slick movie clips (BP Gulf oil spill) from james fox on Vimeo.
Lyrics to Bubble Up! are here. BUBBLE UP is a song dedicated to the current state of the world, with music by julian mock and lyrics by nick santoro. . . . → Read More: Bubble Up: A Deepwater Horizon Disaster Song