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The Gulf Oil Spill: What We’re Reading

If It Was My Home
Screenshot of oil spill overlay of Zurich area, ifitwasmyhome.com

If you’re keeping track of the Deepwater Horizon/Gulf of Mexico oil spill, check out these links:

  • David McCandless over at Information is Beautiful has another visual. This one gives visual context to the Deepwater spill, Exxon Valdez and Amoco Candiz spills along with world oil consumption and remaining proven oil reserves.
  • US broadcaster ABC delves into BP’s safety record, while The Boston Globe’s blog The Big Picture brings the catastrophe into focus (some of the images such as the bird mired in oil are sure to become iconic).

How they came up with that, only God knows. Literally.

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