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$10,676,998,737

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The numbers by dollar that the U.S. Government has in contracts with BP.

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An  overall view of a massive fish kill in the Bayou Chaland area of  Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana is pictured in this handout photograph  taken on September 10, 2010. The cause of the fish kill has not yet been  determined, but the area they were discovered in was impacted by oil  from the BP oil spill. Among the fish dead were pogie fish, redfish,  shrimp, crabs and freshwater eels. (REUTERS/P. J. Hahn/Plaquemines  Parish Coastal Zone Management)

This is seriously effed up, look at how many sea animals that is. Of course this is from the BP oil spill. I can’t even believe they sold America on the fact that the oil is all cleaned up. That is some straight up bullshit.

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An overall view of a massive fish kill in the Bayou Chaland area of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana is pictured in this handout photograph taken on September 10, 2010. The cause of the fish kill has not yet been determined, but the area they were discovered in was impacted by oil from the BP oil spill. Among the fish dead were pogie fish, redfish, shrimp, crabs and freshwater eels. (REUTERS/P. J. Hahn/Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Management)

This is seriously effed up, look at how many sea animals that is. Of course this is from the BP oil spill. I can’t even believe they sold America on the fact that the oil is all cleaned up. That is some straight up bullshit.

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Simplicity + Effectiveness + Applicability = Good design.
Check out this smart way to reuse plastic bottles to clean up oil spills. Designed by Min A Namgung, it’s basically a series of rubber caps that screw onto the tops and bottoms of PET bottles, forming an oil fence. And if your neck of the woods is not dealing with an oil spill right now, then you can use this idea for divvying up lanes in a pool.
Hat tip: Inhabitat | Construction details: Yanko Design

Simplicity + Effectiveness + Applicability = Good design.

Check out this smart way to reuse plastic bottles to clean up oil spills. Designed by Min A Namgung, it’s basically a series of rubber caps that screw onto the tops and bottoms of PET bottles, forming an oil fence. And if your neck of the woods is not dealing with an oil spill right now, then you can use this idea for divvying up lanes in a pool.

Hat tip: Inhabitat | Construction details: Yanko Design

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Remember earlier this month when the government said it thought only a quarter of the oil from the  BP Deepwater Horizon disaster was still in the water? Think again. Two  new studies conclude things are still quite dire in the Gulf, estimating  not only that 79 percent of the 4.1 million barrels of oil spilled are still lurking below the surface, but that oil has also settled to the seafloor in critical fish spawning grounds at above toxic levels.
A University of Georgia analysis of the estimates made by the  government earlier this month came to very different conclusions. Those  estimates were largely misinterpreted, the researchers said, and the  idea that three-quarters of the oil from the spill has already  disappeared is absurd.
Read more at Popular Science

Remember earlier this month when the government said it thought only a quarter of the oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster was still in the water? Think again. Two new studies conclude things are still quite dire in the Gulf, estimating not only that 79 percent of the 4.1 million barrels of oil spilled are still lurking below the surface, but that oil has also settled to the seafloor in critical fish spawning grounds at above toxic levels.

A University of Georgia analysis of the estimates made by the government earlier this month came to very different conclusions. Those estimates were largely misinterpreted, the researchers said, and the idea that three-quarters of the oil from the spill has already disappeared is absurd.

Read more at Popular Science

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BP's Deep Secrets >>

Mother Jones has compiled an excellent set on articles and reports on the BP oil spill and issues related to oil exploration in the Gulf. This is an excellent resource that should provide good fodder for anyone looking to find out more or to write an essay. Don’t forget to give credit to your source– this blog, of course. :)

Hat tip: Mother Jones

04:50 am: uzairm
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Oil Spill in Dalian, China. The Big Picture has a whole album to document the madness.

Oil Spill in Dalian, China. The Big Picture has a whole album to document the madness.

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BP’s Lockerbie connection?

An intriguing report to say the least.

Hat Tip: CNBC

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WorldChanging is a website dedicated to formulating and discussing  ideas of how to fundamentally push our daily lives towards a more  sustainable future.
In this article, they make a convincing case  as to how the BP oil spill is just a drop in the larger bucket which we  need to address if we are to better the way we live on this pale blue  planet. I find their reasoning fascinating and completely agree with  their conclusion. Definitely worth a read.
Hat tip: GOOD

WorldChanging is a website dedicated to formulating and discussing ideas of how to fundamentally push our daily lives towards a more sustainable future.

In this article, they make a convincing case as to how the BP oil spill is just a drop in the larger bucket which we need to address if we are to better the way we live on this pale blue planet. I find their reasoning fascinating and completely agree with their conclusion. Definitely worth a read.

Hat tip: GOOD

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Big Oil’s Predations are not Your Fault

It is safe to say that I rue the years I spent on this earth thinking that I was well-informed before I stumbled on to Juan Cole’s website.

Here, he connects dots that are not easily understood in a wider scope- from estate tax to the BP oil spill, from fossil fuels to emerging hydrocarbons energy– he is, as always, on fucking point.

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Could Obama Really Move the Mississippi to Save Gulf Wetlands?

Let me just say this: If Obama actually does go ahead and redirect the mighty Mississippi river into the Louisiana marshlands to flood out the oil that is clogging the fragile wetlands at this time… if he actually does end up doing that, as some rumors have purported recently, then that would be ultimate RESPECT. Like serious high-five, down-below, you got my mojo on untapped flow type of respect. Like $20 billion for cleanup costs to BP kind of respect. Like out of the box thinking mastermind ish type respect.

I’m just saying.. that would be awesome! I hope he does it. I wanna see this happen.

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A Titanic Challenge

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill [catastrophe] is a precautionary reminder that when the limitations of human ingenuity and planning encounter the harsh realities of nature, the results can be tragic and devastating.

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12:26 am: uzairm
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Click on the image to get to a gorgeous set of oily wallpapers inspired by the BP Oil catastrophe. 
Originally spotted on Gizmodo

Click on the image to get to a gorgeous set of oily wallpapers inspired by the BP Oil catastrophe. 

Originally spotted on Gizmodo

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Just how Deep is the Deepwater Oil Gusher? 
Well, let’s just say that if I posted the full image of this infographic, you would be scrolling downwards for a good 30 seconds. For the full image, you’ll have to go to the source- Our Amazing Planet
First spotted on Gizmodo

Just how Deep is the Deepwater Oil Gusher?

Well, let’s just say that if I posted the full image of this infographic, you would be scrolling downwards for a good 30 seconds. For the full image, you’ll have to go to the source- Our Amazing Planet

First spotted on Gizmodo

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