SkyTruth – In The News

We’ve been getting a lot of TV, radio, print and Web interviews and other coverage since the BP / Deepwater Horizon spill began back in April. Media interest focused on our early determination that the oil spill rate was much larger than official BP and government estimates; testimony in November 2009 warning Congress about the risks posed by offshore drilling; discovery of chronic leaks from other wells in the Gulf; and call for systematic, Gulf-wide pollution monitoring using satellite imagery.

We have been busy. You can download reports listing our media and web appearances in April, May, June, and (so far) July. You might also be interested in reading our brand-new newsletter (Volume 1, Issue 1 – a future collectible!). Here are a few of the highlights:

TV appearances




2 replies
  1. monte merrick says:

    Nice work! This site has been a touchstone in the face of the rather duplicitous press statements and news coverage seen widely. As long as satellite capability exists, this is among the few ways to ethically employ it. Any chance you'll be looking to Nigeria, China, or arctic sea ice (to think of a few global catastrophes)…

    An artist friend of mine has suggested that a major ironic piece of big corporate art might be to sell the idea of massive platforms of artificial sea ice could, funded by fossil fuel industry, with their corporate logos embossed, so that they can be seen from space and used as advertising of strane sort – "at Chevron we care about the environment, and we care about polar bears, so after destroying their habitat we knew we had to do something…." – anyway – just a thought toward a way to fund future projects…

    take care

  2. John says:

    Monte – thanks! We just posted an image showing the Dalian oil spill in China. We've been looking at Nigeria offshore, but clouds and dust storms are a nearly constant problem, so we haven't seen anything yet of interest (no indications of a massive spill from an offshore platform that some bloggers have reported). Arctic sea ice is continually monitored by NASA, so we don't have to tackle that job.

    Interesting art suggestion. But it would take a huge amount of energy – from CO2-emitting fossil fuels, no doubt – to create and maintain big platforms of artificial sea ice in an environment where they would normally be melting. Kinda defeats the whole purpose…

    So if folks would like a simpler way to fund SkyTruth's ongoing and future work, just click here to learn more!

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