AP reports here at Yahoo News: NEW ORLEANS – Biologists say oil has smeared at least 300-400 pelicans and hundreds of terns in the largest seabird nesting area along the Louisiana coast — marking a sharp and sudden escalation in wildlife harmed by BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
AP reports here at Yahoo News: You might be able to get rich quick if you can fix the BP oil spill. The X Prize Foundation wants to make fixing the BP oil spill a multimillion dollar competition.
BBC News reports here: US President Barack Obama says the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will have the same impact on the US psyche as 9/11.
CNN reports here: Environmentalists plan to stage a worldwide protest against BP on Saturday as the petroleum giant takes hits from politicians and Gulf residents.
Spiegel Online reports here: The Gulf of Mexico spill is vastly larger than the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989, but where is all the oil? While efforts to protect coastlines have been making the headlines, the real ecological catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is unfolding deep beneath the water’s surface.
How big is the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Check it out here: “Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster” fill in the name of the city or country where you live and google map will show you the oil spill size in relation to that location.
BBC News reports here: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the worst environmental disaster the United States has faced, a senior official says.
CNN reports here: The Gulf of Mexico oil spill has already leaked more oil than the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster, making it the largest spill in U.S. history, government scientists say.
AP reports here at Yahoo News: NEW ORLEANS – The gooey oil washing into the maze of marshes along the Gulf Coast could prove impossible to remove, leaving a toxic stew lethal to fish and wildlife, government officials and independent scientists said.
BBC News reports here: The first oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill has entered an ocean current that could take it to Florida and up the east coast of the US, scientists say.