(NOTE: Originally published at Berkeley, Naturally on June 1, 2010)
Hello friends of Berkeley, Naturally! It's been a while since I posted here, because my dharma and science blogs have been dominating my time and attention.
I've missed posting there, a lot, and realized I needed to make this less of a "science" blog if I was ever going to share with others. So, that change should be evident soon in a lot more regular posts at Berkeley, Naturally!
However, since this blog is basically all about nature and celebrating it, I wanted to bring you attention to a post I just made at Goodheart's Extreme Science.
The post is all about the growing environmental tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico. I’m sure we’ve all been staggered by the sheer scale of the disaster, as every two to three days the ruptured BP oil well spews out the same amount of oil as the entire Alaskan Exxon Valdez oil spill!
What's worse, officials are now telling us that it may be August before the rupture is fixed—near the very height of hurricane season.
Here's the link to my Extreme Science post:
A key part of this post is an outstanding video that I've embedded that explains how oil-eating microbes have been used before with great success.
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