Showing posts with label Louisiana Oil Spill. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Louisiana Oil Spill. Show all posts

Friday, June 4, 2010

How To Kill a Barrier Island | Video

Reporters have now ventured onto islands in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, affected by the oil spill. Measures to protect the island from landfall of the oil have been in large measure ineffective. This video shows what happens when oil bypasses the measures in place to stop the pollution from reaching the shore.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Oil Spill Dead Fish Wash Ashore


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Our Anonymous Environmental reporter notes that dead fish have begun to wash ashore in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. This is confirmed in a local media report that stated, "Fishers in St. Bernard Parish have been spotting an unusual amount of dead fish floating along the banks of the marshes in recent days, as the expanse of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill creeps more into the marshes of Breton and Chandeleur sounds." According to a New Orleans newspaper.


We will be mapping these reports on FloridaOilSpill.com.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Louisiana Oil Spill - Hero of The Environment

Oil Spill Cleanup and mitigation are big concerns for a Louisiana teacher. One of the 12 heroes featured in Heroes of the Environment is Destrehan, Louisiana science teacher Barry Guillot, the founder of the nationally recognized Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers Service Learning Project. The Wetland Watchers is a school-based service-learning project that involves students working with experts to test water and soil quality, grow and plant trees, pick up trash, and creating the first public nature trails in the region. Students use the knowledge they gain from these hands-on experiences to host service trips for other students as well as speaking to thousands of people each year through outreach events about wetland values and the challenges they face.
“I wanted to include a teacher, especially a middle school science teacher, because teachers are so important in shaping the lives of kids and thereby determining what sort of society we’re going to have 15 or 20 years down the road,” said Mrs. Rohmer. “I wanted to profile a teacher who followed the best professional guidelines inside the classroom, but was also able to inspire students to become strong and wise leaders outside their classroom—in the community where they lived.”
 This inspiring book presents the true stories of 12 people from across North America who have done great things for the environment. Other heroes include a teenage girl who figured out how to remove an industrial pollutant from the Ohio River, a Mexican superstar wrestler who works to protect turtles and whales, and a teenage boy from Rhode Island who helped his community and his state develop effective e-waste recycling programs. Plenty of photographs and illustrations bring each compelling story vividly to life. 
“It is all very exciting for me personally to see the hard work of my students and the dedication of my partners be highlighted in such a way.” Says Guillot, "Mrs. Rohmer’s book is amazing! Including me in it is a humbling experience, but I hope that with the popularity of the book our story will introduce young people across the United States how important Louisiana wetlands are to the whole nation as well as inspiring them to learn more about environmental issues in their own communities.”

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Oil Spill Disaster - Louisiana Students Look for Solutions to the Oil Spill

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From wetlandwatchers.org
Louisiana Students Look for Solutions to the Oil Spill
Students at Hurst Middle School usually study science by rebuilding and preserving wetlands near their homes.  Now they are searching for solutions to the Deep Horizon Oil Spill off the Louisiana coast line.  Their science teacher, Barry Guillot has been guiding them to use the scientific method to find their own solutions to save our precious wetlands.

source: http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/hurst-middle-school-students-wetland-watchers
source: http://www.wetlandwatchers.org

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oil Arrives - Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana - May 5, 2010

Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana begin to see oil spill in the  latest satellite image from the Nasa Earth Observatory. The oil appears like a brown snake in the upper left corner of the image to the left.

The high definition image  link below clearly showns the incoming oil. According to NASA, "Light tan streamers snake across Chandeleur Sound in this detailed natural-color satellite image from May 5, 2010. The streamers are probably ropes of oil from a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico. The streamers surround Freemason Island and arc through Chandeleur Sound west of the Chandeleur Islands. The image is from the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite."



Oil Arrives - Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana

Image Captured May 5, 2010

Florida Oil Spill Attorney - Lawyer on Cleanup Efforts

Florida Oil Spill Attorney - Lawyer notes a Non Profit organization will be devoting signifcant resources to clean up and protect wildlife habitat from the big Gulf Oil Spill. "Founded in 2007, Bayou Rebirth is a 501(c)3 non-profit that preserves and restores communities in South Louisiana through hands-on wetlands restoration and stewardship projects."

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oil Spill Disaster - How You Can Help!

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Oil Spill Disaster - How You Can Help!
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, Florida is asking for donations to prepare for injured birds and coastal cleanup from the Gulf Oil Spill.  They are asking for: linens, kennels, towels, sheets, dawn detergent, pepto-bismol and toothbrushes.  Call 727-391-6211 for more information.  Source: www.seabirdsanctuary.com

Oil Spill Disaster - Simulated Drifter Trajectories from College of Marine Science USF

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Oil Spill Disaster - Simulated Drifter Trajectories created by a collaborative effort between the Ocean Circulation Group and the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, and the results are provided as is can be found at http://ocg6.marine.usf.edu/~liu/oil.html 

"This is an effort to track the Deepwater Horizon (Macondo well, designated by the red circle) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico after the oil rig explosion on April 20, 2010. Drifter trajectories were calculated based on the three-hourly surface currents from the West Florida Shelf ROMS hindcastt/forecast system. Particles were released from the sunken rig site every three hours since 05/02/2010 18:00 UTC, assuming continual oil spill from the well. The initial locations of the drifters were taken from satellite remotely sensed oil slick patches at that time. The particles (difters) are shown as black dots, and their trajectries in magenta. Sea surface temperature (color contours, units in deg C) was superimposed with the surface current vectors to indicate the surface ocean circulation. The velocity data were subsampled every the third grid points in both east and north directions for better visulization." Source: http://ocg6.marine.usf.edu/~liu/oil.html 
Oil Spill Disaster - Simulated Oil Drifter Trajectories

Oil Spill Disaster - US Coast Guard District 8 Photos


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 There are Situation Status Maps, NOAA Fishing map, NOAA chart showing potential oil locations, U.S. Environmental Services photos and a graphic showing the proposed shoreline boom locations at Oil Spill Disaster - US Coast Guard District 8 Photos 

Oil Spill Disaster - US Coast Guard
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Oilspill Cleanup - Audubon Nature Institute to Step In

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Attorney notes that the Audubon Nature Institute is stepping in to assist with the massive cleanup expected from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. "At Audubon Nature Institute, we are heartbroken to learn of the loss of life and the potential for ecological disaster to Louisiana's coastline in the wake of the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. So much remains unknown and inexplicable. What we do know is that Audubon Nature Institute has expertise and resources we can mobilize to do our part to lessen the impact of this tragedy on our area's precious wildlife." The Institute is affilated with Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in Louisiana.

Source: http://www.auduboninstitute.org/gulf-oil-spill-resources



Oil Spill Cleanup - Audubon Nature Institute

Oil Spill - Breaking News - Who Pays for This?

Oil Spill Video: Reporters give Friday update


The News Orleans media is providing some excellent video coverage of the massive cleanup from the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. "The Times-Picayune's Bob Marshall and Mark Schleifstein explain who will end up paying for the damage caused by the massive oil leak"

Source: http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2010/05/st_bernard_parish_fishers_begi.html

Oil Spill Damage - Who Pays?

Friday, April 30, 2010

Latest Satellite Images of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

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Oil Spill Attorney, Oil Spill LawyerA Florida Attorney will be providing updates on the big oil spill disaster. The Nasa Earth Observatory and Oil Spill Attorneys are watching as the massive oil slick approaches the Texas, Louisiana, and Florida coasts. According to NASA, "The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured a natural-color image of the oil slick just off the Louisiana coast. "

According to NASA, "[t]he top image shows a wide-area view, and the bottom image shows a close-up view of the oil slick (outlined in white in the top image). The oil slick appears as dull gray interlocking comma shapes, one opaque and the other nearly transparent. The northwestern tip of the oil slick almost touches the Mississippi Delta.."

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