Saturday, June 19, 2010

You've Gotta Love Joe Biden!

Say it like it is, Joe! Our Vice President, with a little encouragement, offered his opinion about recent apologies by Rep. Joe Barton to BP that our government was "shaking them down."

I really like Joe Biden, knowing full well that he can put his foot in his mouth sometimes. What I like is the transparency...his heart is totally in the right place and he "gets" why he is in politics.

IOOS Portal Site Follows The Day-To-Day Of The Horizon Oil Spill

This a probably one of the best sites on the internet for watching the day-to-day progress of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, efforts to stop the leak, contain the oil and observe the pattern of oil as it travels in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the portal for the sharing of information from the partners who make up the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS).

You must register with the site to access some of the links, but once you do, you can access blogs, forecasts and the latest media releases.

But probably some of the most interesting data is being collected by gliding robots that patrol the Gulf spill, which will help predict where the oil will go next.

You can read more about these gliding robots in an article by Stephanie Pappas from the TechNews Daily which was published by MSNBC.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Requiem For The Gulf (video)

This is a beautifully created video that is heart-wrenchingly sad. We are not even two months into this disaster and the horrifying thought that this gushing oil continues to foul this pristine environment is unbearable to think of.

To view this video on YouTube, go here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010