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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Technology Fails

Oil slicks surround the burning Deepwater Horizon drill rig on April 21. AP photo by Gerald Herbert, courtesy Christian Science Monitor.   Oil slicks and sheen over the site of the now-sunken rig on April 22. Containment booms and skimmer vessels are being deployed to corral the oil. Coast Guard photo courtesy MSNBC.   Senator […]


Hurricane Ike – Initial Reports

By Coast Guard Jayhawk 6031 [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Ike came ashore in Galveston, Texas, early Saturday morning as a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. Storm surge was about 10 feet, much less than the predicted range of 20 – 25 feet. Even so the storm […]