One year later: More than 5,000 spills in the Gulf of Mexico
There have been thousands of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico in the year since BP's massive oil spill. We shouldn't be surprised.
Wed, Aug 03 2011 at 10:18 PM
This only shows 3,000 of the 5,100 new oil and hazardous materials spills reported to the National Response Center since July 15, 2010. I'm sure there are plenty more that went unreported or undiscovered. The map was put together by SkyTruth
, an organization dedicated to using remote sensing and digital mapping to help protect our environment with maps and other graphics. You can learn more about their mission and their work over at their website
. They also have a good blog that's worthy of a subscribe
This map should be subtitled "This is how very, very stupid we are."
This kind of behavior is not sustainable in the long term.
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