NEW ORLEANS — Officials worked Sunday to try to stop oil leaks coming from the deepwater well drilled by a rig that sank last week near Louisiana, but they acknowledged that it could be months before they are able to stem the flow of what is now about 42,000 gallons of oil a day pouring into the Gulf of Mexico.Read about it at the New York Times.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Drip... Drip... Drip...
The sound of oil slowly (or rapidly) leaking out into the Gulf of Mexico from an oil rig that sank last week. The oil is dangerous to the aquatic wildlife and the birds. The birds that land in the water will get oil all over their wings and won't be able to fly. The fish will obviously get some bad effects from the oil. Whales and dolphins will get the gunk stuck in their blowholes and won't be able to breathe. And that isn't assuming that oil is carcinogenic. This is only one demonstration of the pollution oil can create. We must reduce our dependence on oil, and start investing in clean technology and energy.