Today marks the 1 month anniversary since the blowout, explosion, and the death of 11 on Deepwater Horizon drill rig. The First Brown Pelican covered in oil dies at Louisiana refuge More haunting photographs of oil on Louisiana marshes U.S Government orders British Petroleum to put all Gulf oil spill data on Internet Florida has . . . → Read More: Oil Spill Update
One doesn’t need to look very far to find someone pondering the future of offshore drilling. The recent catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder of the high-risk, high-payoff game the future could be. You know the risks…loss of fishing and tourism revenue, human life, human health, declining ecosystem function, diminishing biodiversity, . . . → Read More: Should We Even Bother With Offshore Oil? A Look at the Numbers
Photo from Queensland Government. Some of the 1,075 tons of fuel carried by the Chinese freighter Shen Neng 1 could be seen leaking from its tanks on Sunday. In part two of unintended series on oil… Unless you live under an oil covered rock you probably already know that a Chinese ship carrying 65,000 tons . . . → Read More: Oil: Not just for autos but coral reefs as well
Last Wednesday, Obama in a very surprising move, unveiled plans for large swaths of the ocean off the East Coast, eastern Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska to be drilled for oil and gas for the first time. Specifically the plan allows areas from Delaware to central Floria, the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, and swath 125 . . . → Read More: Oil: From the offshore to onshore, From the deep sea to coral reefs
This is a repost of KZ’s winning post for Open Laboratory 2009: The Best Science Writing on the Web. Congrats to KZ! ———————————————————————————————————— This is a tale of cause and effect in the deep sea woven by threads of hypotheses held together by the loom of targeted sampling efforts and multiple lines of evidence. You . . . → Read More: Repost: Deep-Sea Corals and Methane Seeps
Rick notes that… US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today his intention to shelve plans passed on the final business day of the Bush administration to open much of the U.S. coast to oil drilling, including 130 million acres off California’s coast from Mendocino to San Diego. To those of you from the . . . → Read More: Yeah!
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Can you name the genus of this deep-sea squid? . . . → Read More: One question squid quiz
An oil rig as large as the Eiffel Tower is heading towards an ultra-deep site eight miles north of Mexico’s maritime border. The rig is called Perdido, spanish for Lost. Its one of several that will be installed in the Gulf of Mexico coming years. . . . → Read More: More bubblin crude
At the time, few knew of the Falkland Islands, and fewer knew Argentina was capable of mounting an amphibious attack. Now, 25 years later, the secret’s out. It was all about oil. . . . → Read More: Who remembers the Falklands War?