The Titanic has long been the subject of controversy. From the myriad of mistakes and circumstances that tragically came together April 14, 1912 to the inadequate loading of lifeboats in the very early morning hours of April 15, 1912. From the different hearings and results into the disaster to speculation as to how and why the ‘unsinkable’ ship sank. And there has been more since … Continue reading the story "Titanic Controversy Set Aside for New Expedition"
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For all the obvious immense, beyond all words, damage and destruction thanks to the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, there’s some damage you can’t see. Water that looks pretty normal to the naked eye is most definitely not normal. In fact, a sample of water collected off the coast of Alabama actually exploded. WKRG News in Mobile, Ala. recently investigated just how much oil and petroleum … Continue reading the story "Gulf Water Sample Explodes in Lab"
Good news on the endangered turtle front in the Gulf of Mexico. Especially for the Kemp’s Ridley turtle that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said is the rarest and most threatened. Reuters reported Saturday that, “Environmental groups, BP (BP.N) (BP.L) and the U.S. Coast Guard reached … Continue reading the story "Agreement Reached To Save Gulf Turtles from Incineration"
It just doesn’t seem to stop. Everyday there’s another horror, revelation, or uncovering of yet another lie, or misstatement of the truth if you want to be kind about it. I’m not so sure I do. Too many of BP’s actions, and inactions in other cases, have left me totally disgusted. The list just grows of what has gone wrong in the Gulf of Mexico … Continue reading the story "BP Horror Show Continues – Yacht, Memo, Now Turtles Burned Alive"
Not that I want to put my head in the sand, hide from view of the damage caused by human arrogance and denial, (BP anyone?), but perhaps a dip or two into the sand is allowed. Part of what makes the ongoing insanity in the Gulf of Mexico even more sickening and painful is exactly what also makes our world so beautiful. The thought … Continue reading the story "BP Cartoon Break"
At a time when marine life is facing unimaginable threats thanks to BP’s Deepwater Horizon fiasco, I thought it might be heartening to be reminded that we’re still discovering new species with which we share our world. While not new in terms of existence, as far as we know, they are at least new to us. A reminder of the amazing breadth of … Continue reading the story "Newly Discovered Species for New Hope"
Something struck me today, not a bolt of lightening, more like an iceberg, or maybe a drilling rig. I don’t know why I hadn’t already connected the two before. April 14th 1912 (technically April 15th 1912 at 2:20AM) the ship that couldn’t sink sank. April 20th 2010 the deepwater drilling platform that was … Continue reading the story "Gambling on Ships and Oil Rigs"
Some things we just take for granted. We know the world is round, well spherical, but there was also a time when the we of yesteryear knew that the earth was flat. Well another thing I just took for granted was that we knew how deep and voluminous our oceans were. Turns out … Continue reading the story "Ocean Stats 19th Century Oceanographer Already Knew"
Sometimes problems are so big, so overwhelming in scope and devastation, that I simply don’t know where to begin to even start processing the information. The anger, the sadness, the shock just too much. Then again, why should we really be so shocked. Certainly not the first oil spill, and I dare say, … Continue reading the story "Hairy Help for the Gulf of Mexico"
If there had been no iceberg in its path 98 years ago, we likely would hardly even remember the name Titanic. But there was, and we do. Some of us maybe think of it … Continue reading the story "Titanic Sank 98 Years Ago Today"