Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

The Lighter Side of Black

Well, it looks like BP has maybe-possibly-if-nothing-else-goes-wrong-at-least-for-now managed to stanch the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, using a tighter-fitting containment cap. And I just stumbled across this video, which I, somehow, had missed before now. BP deals … Continue reading

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A Moment of Levity

Sometime early tomorrow, BP will try to stop their month-old geyser of red, sludgy death in the Gulf of Mexico with a “top kill,” injecting a mixture of concrete and mud into the well from the surface. If it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Update

Last month, I wrote about the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone, and NOAA‘s prediction that it would be larger than usual this summer, due to a rainy spring and increased fertilizer use in the Midwest. In situ measurements from a … Continue reading

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NOAA Predicts Large Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone This Summer

NOAA announced yesterday that the “dead zone” at the outlet of the Mississippi River will likely be larger than usual this summer, due to a combination of a rainy spring with increased stream flows and an increased fertilizer load from … Continue reading

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