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Take a Trip Down the Gulf Oil Spill, From Surface to Sediment

by Ben Jervey

August 30, 2010

Despite near-constant denials from BP that there's any oil at all under the surface in the Gulf, actual evidence points to there being plenty, including at least one 22-mile plume of oil droplets. And while there may now be some hyperactive bacteria helping the company clean up its mess, there remains a whole lot of oil dissolving or dispersing throughout the Gulf's waters. The impact on this incredibly important and productive marine ecosystem obvious won't be good. But exactly how will it be bad, and how bad will it be?


 

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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Take a Trip Down the Gulf Oil Spill, From Surface to Sediment