By Deborah Gage
Posting in Government
Web sites that visualize the progress of the spill are springing up. There's even an astronaut posting pictures of the spill from space.
The technology that contributed to this spill and that has failed so far to stop it is grist for another post -- or several posts.
In the meantime, though, if you'd like to track the progress of the spill and the clean-up, there are several Web sites showing pictures and videos of what's happening. Some of these sites also have information on ways you can help, especially if you're in the area.
- Google is aggregating pictures and graphs from several other sites -- the U.S. Coast Guard, which has been posting a daily update on the spill's trajectory from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; NASA, which is posting pictures of the spill from space; the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, an environmental group that's posted a map of the spill that lets you filter its effects on birds, property and so on; and the state of Louisiana. You can also overlay these images and run them in Google Earth for a 3-D effect.
- BP and Transocean -- two of the companies implicated in the spill -- have joined with several federal agencies to create a joint information center, the Deepwater Horizon Response Web site, where you can see a picture gallery of the spill and get news and video updates on what's happening, along with links to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Traffic is brisk, according to NextGov -- as of Tuesday, there were 1.3 million page views.
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May 6, 2010
This may be a naive question but I instinctively would have thought that the flow of the Mississippi INTO the gulf would have pushed the oil slick away from the delta? Is this not happening because, by the time the river's flow reaches the delta, it is to weak to oppose the oceans tides?
Just wanted to mention a thought about the oil spill. I was wondering if the product in the disposable diapers could help with the oil spill. Would the chemical separate the oil from the water? Just a thought. Also any jobs available in the clean up? Please contact Grammyjo55@hotmail.com
Johns, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA Whew! That was a great comment! And so true. I'm gonna hang that video on the Ladder wit'kidoos to youz! Hahahahahaha We have a new BP Report on the Timeline, "leaked" to the AP by Dr Robert Bea, the UC Berkley engineering professor who is Such a Hero to us down here for Nailing the Corps of Engineers on their lies about their levee failures which Flooded New Orleans 8/29/05. He was also a great plaintiffs witness in the successful MR-GO lawsuit last year. These egregious dingles at BP cannot be allowed to get away with this, as they seem to have every intention of doing despite what they are saying publicly. Thanks Y'all for coming by and ahem SPILLING onto the Ladder! I hope you folks enjoy it and more we hope you get mo'info tied together. Editilla~New Orleans Ladder
Piggy Oil Companies: I do not think oil companies clean up the oil because they care about the environment. I think they just want the oil back! If our economy gets any worse, we are just going to look at an oil spill as an opportunity for cheaper gas. We will all drive down with our tanks and clean it up ourselves. However, to add insult to injury, the oil companies only have to spend up to 75 million for the clean up. Which I am sure they will just make it back by charging us more at the pump. Leaving them with zero accountability. Let me guess, the American Tax Payer has to pay anything that goes over 75 million? THAT?S CALLED A BAIL OUT! Apparently, the oil companies are also too big to fail. I think there should be a law that says that oil companies have to give American?s free gas that is equivalent to whatever they spilt. Now that sounds more fair to me! However, they instead make a 10 BILLION DOLLAR profit. When gas went up in the 90s, President Clinton responded ?It looks like someone is playing politics.? Who knows, maybe that was the day that a law being passed that stipulated they had to pay more than 75 million. Maybe they rose the gas rates to remind the President that they have the power to create and economic crisis, with one stroke of a pen. HOW DARE THESE OIL PIGGIES HOLD OUR PRESIDENTS AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY HOSTAGE WITH THREATS OF ECONOMIC SABOTAGE! Piggy Banks: But there is a bigger spill on the horizon my friend. This spill is going to effect every coast line in America. It is called the GREAT FORECLOSURE SPILL! It will also keep bubbling and bubbling and bubbling foreclosures. It is still going to happen, even though the American Tax Payer funded TARP with a potential 581 BILLION DOLLARS as BAIL OUT money to the piggy banks. I mean if the government is in the lending business, why not have just loaned it to the American homeowner directly? I mean these piggy banks caused the whole mortgage crisis in the first place. TARP gave one bank $45 BILLION DOLLARS! Now that bank is potentially ?playing politics? with the modification process. While dealing with the piggy banks, President Obama and Bush had the same look of fear on their face as President Clinton did with the oil companies. HOW DARE THESE PIGGY BANKS HOLD OUR PRESIDENTS AND THE AMERICAN ECONOMY HOSTAGE WITH THREATS OF ECONOMIC SABOTAGE! I dedicate to both the Piggy Oil Companies and Piggy Banks the following song by George Harrision and John Lennon. Appropriately titled ?Piggies? I invite you to listen to it on youtube as you read the words http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTmeHM-Hojg&feature=related Have you seen the little piggies Crawling in the dirt And for all the little piggies Life is getting worse Always having dirt to play around in. Have you seen the bigger piggies In their starched white shirts You will find the bigger piggies Stirring up the dirt Always have clean shirts to play around in. In their ties with all their backing They don't care what goes on around In their eyes there's something lacking What they need's a damn good whacking. Everywhere there's lots of piggies Living piggy lives You can see them out for dinner With their piggy wives Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon. I AM FIGHTING BACK! You can read my story or show your support in your comments at: Unitedlawgroup.com under the John Wright vs. Bank of America Lawsuit Please send an email to BofA CEO with ?I SUPPORT JOHN WRIGHT VS. BANK OF AMERICA?: email@example.com Sincerely, Johnsfirstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for this post! Let's not blame this on the Gulf Coast, as BP would have it. 1) It is not a Spill, but a River... an Oil Man River and it jes'keeps rollin' along, which will be the East Coast after it catches the LOOP Current into the Gulf Stream. 2) BP caused this Disaster. It is NOT a Natural Disaster, but a Man-made Disaster. Please call it: The BP Oil Disaster. It is Very Important what we Call This on the Internet. Very Important. Please do not fall into pushing BP Public Relations. The Deepwater Horizon Response Web site you cite has no real actionable info, but looks like a virtual PR site with lots of Clean Pictures. The BP Phone Numbers in New Orleans are USELESS. Good blogs to follow: -New Orleans Ladder: http://noladder.blogspot.com/ -Gulf Restoration Network: http://www.healthygulf.org/201005061249/blog/bp-s-oil-drilling-disaster-in-the-gulf-of-mexico/oil-hits-chandeleur-chain-14-days-after-view-from-above -Humid Beings: http://nola.humidbeings.com/ -Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Sec and Emergency Prep has much more accurate Forecast Maps than NOAA: http://gohsep.la.gov/oilspill.aspx Thank you again Eiditilla~New Orleans Ladder