One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers and causing oil to gush into the Gulf of Mexico for three months. Nearly 5 million barrels of oil were spilled, making the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe the biggest spill in world history.
The web is filled with resources telling stories and giving information about this ongoing disaster – here’s a few. [Updated 21 Apr 9:30 AM PST]
- NOAA chief Dr Jane Lubchenco answers questions in the Orlando Sentinel
- Excellent interactive graphic from the New Orleans Times-Picayune
- CNN: Stories from the Gulf, one year on
- The Atlantic interviews Carl Safina about his new book on the disaster, A Sea in Flames
- Carl Safina also has an article in PLoS Biology (via Jingels in comments)
- Grist Magazine gives you 10 reasons to still be pissed off
- NOAA Gulf Oil Spill Education page has a huge amount of information
- Scientific American has a whole slew of excellent coverage (via BoraZ & Allie). Some highlights:
Have you read a particularly insightful or moving story? A source of excellent information? Post the link below.