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Apparently, BP’s well cap on Deepwater Horizon is holding, as the closure of the well cap plays a role in testing the device itself. The cap will stay closed for only a short time, then oil will be allowed to flow to surface ships again while relief wells are drilled into the deposit. One of…

BP Oil Leak: Good News, Bad News

First the good news, then the bad news. Well, first the bad news that precedes the good news.

The Gulf oil spill dwarfs comprehension, but we know this much: it’s bad. Carl Safina scrapes out the facts in this blood-boiling cross-examination, arguing that the consequences will stretch far beyond the Gulf — and many so-called solutions are making the situation worse.

Jonathan Foley, Director of the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and Head of the Global Landscapes Initiative speaks about what is happening with the latest ecological disaster and what lessons can be learned from it. Hat Tip: Emily

The spill from space

And an interesting animation of the spill so far:

… Or not . And if not, and if this keeps going for, say, a total of one year, this is what we can expect:

Oh. Hey, what do you say, the next person who says “environmentalists have always made these extreme predictions and they never come true” gets a boot. Somewhere. Somewhere deep. The dozens of dolphins and the sperm whale trapped in the oil, dead or near death, start at around 6:20. The end is a little strange.

Gulf States Continue to be Stoopid

I know you don’t like when I say this, but you people living in Florida through Louisiana (and points in between) are not exactly the sharpest knives in the drawer. As it were.

Is BP burning turtles alive?

According to some sources, yes.