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

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oil Spill Tipline | One Caller's Solution

Florida Oil Spill .com has been flooded with callers who have solutions. Here is the latest oil spill disaster solution from a caller in Texas. Thanks for the call and the concern. Click below to hear his solution:

Click the Call Me link to let the world know your solution.

Florida Oil Spill .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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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.


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Oil Spill - Dauphin Island, Alabama

The efforts to stem the flow of oil from the icy depths of the Gulf of Mexico have failed. As balls of oil wash up on Dauphin Island, Alabama, BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles said,  "I wouldn't say it's failed yet,"

"What I would say is what we attempted to do ... didn't work." According  to a Mother's Day report from the Associated Press.

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Oil Spill - Dauphin Island, Alabama

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Oil Spill Disaster - Deepwater Horizon Incident, Gulf of Mexico

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For information directly from the Oil Spill Damage Assessment Scientists at NOAA get info directly from them at the Office of Response & Restoration here's the link
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Emergency Response Team  Deepwater Horizon Incident, Gulf of Mexico

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:

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 

"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: 
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

Oil Spill Condominium Reservation Cancellation

One local Panama City Beach, Florida condominium has established a policy for vacation cancellations:

"Panama City Beach Florida Oil Spill Vacation Refund Policy ..."

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"As you all know, the oil spill disaster has the potential to impact us all this year. We are already receiving calls from concerned booked guests who are asking our policy about cancellations and refunds. As a result, I wanted to make you all aware of our policy concerning the oil slick.. . . If Federal, State, or Local authorities close the beach, we will issue full refunds to any vacationer that has booked a condo through [Name Omitted]. If the beach is still closed 2 weeks prior to a vacationers arrival, we will issue a full refund. This will eliminate someone from canceling now a vacation scheduled at the end of July." Emphasis Added.

"If any vacationers wish to cancel their vacation prior to any official closing of the beach, we will issue refunds based on our rental refund policy that was in effect at the time of booking." Emphasis Added.


Oil Spill Condominium Reservation Cancellation Policy

Oil Spill Field Note - Pinellas County, Florida

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Oil Spill Disaster Tipline has received a report of a "strong smell of plastic" from someone on the Gulf Coast along the Pinellas County, Florida coastline.

Eye Witness Account From Sunset Beach, Florida:

"Yesterday, May 1, 2010, I went swimming at sunset beach in Pinellas County, Florida. there was plenty of sun, sand, wind and surf. I was there from 11:30 in the morning until around 4:00 pm. Several times I would get a strong smell of plastic. The first time I thought that it was from my goggles but I don't ever remember that happening before. The next time I wasn't even wearing my goggles."

Strong Plastic Smell

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Help Wanted - Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs

An anonymous source in Louisiana has told us, "Job One will be taking applications on Saturday, May 1st from 9am – 3pm. anyone you may know have who does not have a criminal record can apply for the Oil Spill Job. They will place them in a hotel to stay while on the job. They need workers to work 7 days on and 7 days off.  The pay is $10.00 - $ 12.00 per hr.  They must bring their Id and SS card with them.  Good Luck……  They need to go to the location on Canal right off of Galvez."

Oil Spill Cleanup Jobs