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Plume. Plume. Plume. So there.

I was on the phone this afternoon with a friend at what I’ll describe as a highly respected national-type newspaper, and we almost simultaneously broke into complaint about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). What set us off was NOAA’s grudging admission of the day, that despite angry earlier denials, there were indeed swathes…

Dishwashing in the Gulf

Let’s start with some slightly, okay, more than slightly depressing numbers: Since the devastating explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig almost three weeks ago, more than 1.7 million gallons of oil have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico and more than 250,000 gallons of chemical dispersant have been sprayed onto that spill in an effort…