Remember Dr. M’s recent disturbing post about the quelling of independent science in the Gulf? I can now officially announce that my lab was one…View More Follow Dr. Bik to the Gulf!
Promoting microbial degradation of oil has been one of the main arguments in favor of dispersant use. Interestingly, the PWSRCAC review (covering literature from 1997-2008)…View More Dispersants! Part III: Do dispersants really promote degradation of oil?
Newsweek has a great write up about how independent scientific queries into the Gulf of Mexico are being squashed. Only are few scientists were able…View More Is Science on the Gulf Oil Spill Skewed?
The internets are a buzz with a new paper published in Science. You may recall I covered the new paper by Camilli et al. in…View More Plumes, Microbes, and Hypoxia…Did, Do, or Will They Exist in the Gulf
Part II: How toxic are dispersants? This, I suppose, is the million-dollar question. The EPA has continually insisted that the actual dispersants is less toxic…View More Dispersants! Part II: Toxicity
When I don’t know enough about a subject, I tend to Google and data-mine—obsessively. So it has become with dispersants. In the wake of oil…View More Dispersants! A multi-part series to enlighten your brains.
As you know, we’ve completely solved the Gulf oil spill and we can all go back to dreaming about puppies and sunshine (note sarcasm). Not…View More Oh, snap! You mean 70% of oil is still THERE??
Don’t be fooled by that fluffy, optimistic statistic you’re hearing all over the news this morning. The government is proclaiming that a whopping 75% of…View More “Eliminated” oil is actually just invisible, and not stuck to birds
From NPR… For months now, local scientists have been out on Gulf waters, advising the cleanup and measuring the damage. But there is growing concern…View More Is BP buying silence?
This masterfully composed and performed song sums it up for me at the end of Day 91. Electrified trumpet solo was epic, and their message…View More Dear BP, Sorry Ain’t Enough Anymore