It's happened again — my browser has piled up with good links, and I'm having trouble paring them down. Here's some news you should be reading:
• Oil Spill Gulf of Mexico 2010: Nola.com put together a fantastic interactive infographic showing exactly what was going on under the Gulf of Mexico to stop BP's oil leak.
• Fossil fuel subsidies are 12 times support for renewable, study shows: Governments around the world gave out $557 billion in fossil fuel subsidies last year but only about $45 billion for renewable energy subsidies. Inverting that proportion would do wonders for our transition to a sustainable future.
• What the oil-rig cook saw: Corruption, mostly: Ben Sandmell of Politics Daily has a great piece about BP's oil spill from the point of view of an oil rig cook.
• Sharp curve in Maine nets another big fish spill: Poor Esther MacLaughlin. Her yard sits near a particularly sharp bend in the road near the intersection of Route 189 and Route 1 in Maine. Last week, for the third time, a fish truck overturned on the curve and dumped its load — at least 22,00 pounds of herring — in her yard.
• Raw-food raid highlights a hunger: I don't agree with the law banning the sale of unprocessed milk and other raw foods, but I understand the need to enforce it. Even still, did the cops really need to go in with guns drawn? Someone should lose his job for this one.
• There's more energy in wasted food than there is in the Gulf of Mexico. We waste a lot of food.
• Garbage islands threaten Three Gorges Dam In some places, the garbage piled up behind the Three Gorges Dam is thick enough to walk on. Ewww...
• Administration overly optimistic about fate of spilled oil: I'd take whatever number BP/the government gives me and at least double it.
• Rush Limbaugh: Electric cars are overpriced AIDS ribbons: What does that make Rush's half million dollar Maybach?
• One studio apartment, 20 rooms: Hong Kong designer Gary Chang has turned his 350 square-foot apartment into a massive transformer that can morph into one of 20 different configurations.
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