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Just How Big Is that Oil Spill?

by Ben Jervey

May 14, 2010

Keep in mind that the image is actually from back on May 6, and the spill has grown since then. For all my colleagues and the GOOD community back in Southern California, have a look at your neck of the woods:

And up around San Francisco Bay, you'll see that it stretches all the way out past Sacramento and Stockton:

And lest we leave out the middle of the country, here's Chicago:

And for good measure, here it is basically covering the entire Big Island of Hawaii:

You can try it out yourself right here, though you might need to add the Google Earth plugin, which I've found to be lots of fun anyway.
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Just How Big Is that Oil Spill?