Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Official: La. needs hurricane plan by BP~Amy Wold
~Unusually well-organized 92L disturbance may become a tropical depression

NOAA launches new Interactive BP oil spill map

Bobby Knows Best!~LaCoastPost
~Hat Tweet~LeveesOrg

Condensed Carville column causes stir among Corps critics
~Dwayne Fatherree

~Editilla Notellas~Reposted due to Rollicking Commentary!

Focus of contingency bill narrowed to oil spill

Magnitude of Gulf of Mexico oil spill fuels concerns that BP may be bankrupted

A Word to BP Shareholders
~Harry Shearer

~Fitch downgrades BP to near-junk rating

BP's growing isolation: Industry peers sense distress, circling
~When they file into this hearing, however, there's likely to be a crack in that united front. BP has turned toxic, and the others know it. It's in their own interest now to argue against rules that would hurt the industry while letting BP dangle alone.

University of So. Fla. scientists try to tie oil cloud to BP spill
~Editilla Multiple #BP Sub-Cams on single page show leak raising hell http://mxl.fi/bpfeeds2/ #oilspill #oilcano #nola

Carol Forsloff’s picture story of the oil spill in Grande Isle
~greenheritage Truck stops in Cajun country, best places to eat in the Gulf - Green Heritage News -: http://bit.ly/bxYfif

On Saving Louisiana, Or, Send Me Your Mud, Yearning To Be Free ~TPM

Oil spill spreads in La.'s big, rich Barataria Bay
~In this June 7, 2010 photo, a dead turtle floats on a pool of oil from the BP Oil Fail in Barataria Bay off the coast of Louisiana.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

R/V Cape Hatteras Heads to Gulf Oil Spill for 10-Day Research Cruise
~The R/V Cape Hatteras, a 135-foot oceangoing research vessel operated by the Duke/University of North Carolina Oceanographic Consortium (DUNCOC), left the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, N.C., on June 5 to conduct a 10-day research cruise in waters affected by the ongoing Deep Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
The ship will collect data in affected waters between June 10 and 20. A webcam and blog chronicling the expedition will be accessible. The primary objective of the cruise is to quantify the amount of methane from the spill that is being dissolved or retained in the water column and emitted into the atmosphere, says Bruce Corliss, DUNCOC director and professor of earth and ocean sciences at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment.

UM's Boesch named to BP Oil Disaster panel

Miss. beaches largely unspoiled by Gulf oil gusher
~So far, Mississippi hasn't dealt with such messes, largely because of the underwater DeSoto Canyon in the Gulf, which is south of the Florida Panhandle, said Don Johnson, an oceanographer at the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Laboratory.

Shipping remains normal as Gulf spill closes in on Port of N.O.

Foreign flagging of offshore rigs skirts U.S. safety rules
~Humid Beings

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