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 old 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 [...]
Who wants to be destroyed by vicious renewable energy? Not me! So here’s what we discussed in class about the other side…NONrenewable energy. There are four types of nonrenewable energy: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, and Nuclear Energy. We only want to focus on the fossil fuels, which excludes Nuclear Energy. First, lets define fossil fuels: [...]
Today we discussed another form of ocean pollution: oil spills. As our book mentions, oil can enter the ocean in two different forms: as crude petroleum or as refined petroleum. (Crude petroleum is the oil that is directly from a ground source, while refined petroleum is processed). It was noted that crude oil is, despite [...]