Here, in two 10-minute segments, is a recent 60-Minutes report on the accident in the Gulf of Mexico and a link to a report on progress (finally) capturing some of the escaping oil: Part I: Watch CBS News Videos Online Part II: Watch CBS News Videos Online
Day 23 (May 12): Check out this 3 minute report from ABC’s World News: and here is a great interactive history lesson on major oil spills from the NY Times.
I doubt many of you are still checking this since the AP exam is over, but here are some Gulf oil disaster updates for those that might be… After Setback, BP Scrambles to Find New Solution http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126629347&sc=17&f=1007 Sopping Up an Oil Slick with Castaway Hair (“hair sausages?!”) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126536482 And, here is the slick viewed from [...]
Last year, a student send me a 12-minute bit from 60 minutes on coal power. The piece is centered on an interview with Jim Rogers of Charlotte’s own Duke Energy. Watch this, then read on: *IF the embedded video will not play, try this link: Powered by Coal (60 minutes) So…what do we do in [...]
Wednesday in class we talked about the common fuels that we use. The three most commonly used fuels include Coal, Oil (Crude Oil), and Natural Gas. When comparing the percents of total energy use in the world to total energy use in the US, 76% of the world’s energy use requires fossil fuels while 85% [...]
Today in class, we discussed the properties of Uranium, as well as how it is used in nuclear power plants. Of all the naturally occurring atoms on Earth, Uranium is the largest in size. Because of its large size, Uranium is very unstable, and very reactive. In order to stabilize itself, Uranium (and any other [...]