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Hurricane Katrina – 5th anniversary

Since the 5th anniversary will occur at the end of this month, several organizations have been reviewing the events and accomplishments.  The Brookings Institution has issued a series of reports on what has been learned since  Sept. of 2005; the listing … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Update – -Not all clear just yet

NOAA issued a major report on August 4, titled Federal Science Report Details Fate of Oil from BP Spill.  The full text of that report ( 5 pages) is available here. Nevertheless, other scientists are questioning the methodology and results … Continue reading

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BP Oil Disaster–Where is the oil?

Yesterday we reported the official estimate  that almost 5 million barrels of oil have been released into the gulf, yet, everyone seems to be asking the same question: Where did it all go?  A couple of interesting sources are available … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster–BP Muzzling Scientist?

Chairmen Waxman and Markey Question BP on Scientific Suppression The Committee on Energy and Commerce seems to be just as concerned as we are regarding the suppression of scientific research from experts hired by BP. Last Thursday, July 29, a letter … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster – July 29 – followup on scientific research

After talking to two officials at the National Science Foundation, it is clear that the federal government is sponsoring essential research regarding the oil spill disaster. For details of their efforts, see the Gulf Oil Spill page on the NSF … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster – Day 100 – issues re science research

The issue of the sharing of scientific findings is discussed in the July 27 in a Washington Post opinion piece titled Research on gulf oil spill shouldn’t take a backseat to litigation. Plus the article raises a new topic, that … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster – July 25 – the underbelly of response efforts

Is this disaster response or a political response? See article on July 25 on Politico.  White House dispatches Florida team to contain spill’s political backlash The White House has quietly launched an effort to confront the political backlash along the Gulf … Continue reading

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Problems Conducting Research for Oil Spill – shortage of equipment and politics affect choice of researchers

Gulf Disaster Changes Landscape for Scientists Eager to Do Research. ProPublico, June 29. At a time when some scientists are more eager than ever to gather information on the state of the Gulf, it seems their access to the Gulf … Continue reading

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