Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DAY 100, Ambiguous News Alert: Where Has All the Oil Gone?

It’s good news, of sorts: The oil on the surface is disappearing, and seems to be dissipating. After 12 days of a capped oil gusher, Mother Nature has finally caught a break, has had a chance to take a breath and fight back. Some scientists speculate that part of the oil has evaporated, and all those oil-feeding bacteria bred by the constant gusher are now going after the remnants of the spill. But out of sight is not out of mind. In this NYT interactive map, you can follow the expansion and eventual contraction of the spill. Click the play button.

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