Was the Environmental Disaster Caused by BP’s Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Over-Hyped?

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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21.

The environmental damage caused by BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have been grossly exaggerated, a growing body of experts is suggesting. In a bold move, scientists have dismissed the torrent of grim predictions from President Obama and environmentalists as ‘hype’ with no data to back it up.

 

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Will Dolphins and Whales Be Able to Adapt to the Oily Gulf?

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NASA satellite image shows oil reaching Alabama beaches and the Florida panhandle.

The dead sperm whale found this week in the Gulf of Mexico puts the spotlight on how the BP oil spill will affect this endangered mammal, along with other cetaceans, such as dolphins, that must break the oil-slicked surface to breathe.

 

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Obama Assembles Team of All Star Scientists to Fix Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak

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After BP’s many failures, Obama and his Energy Secretary Steven Chu have assembled a team of five “extraordinarily intelligent” scientists, whose specialties range from bomb design to Martian mining, to clean up the Gulf spill. Here’s the all star team:

 

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Amazing Aerial Photos of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010

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Shrimp boats are used to collect oil with booms in the waters.

It has been a little over three weeks since the April 20th explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and the start of the massive and ongoing oil leak.  There have been many attempts  to contain and control the scale of the environmental disaster.  An estimated 5,000 barrels of oil continues to pour into the gulf every day. (Pics)

 

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Underwater Video Released of the Main Gulf Oil Leak

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Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Up until now, the story of the Gulf Oil Spill has mostly told through pictures and harrowing stories. But after weeks of delaying the inevitable, BP has relented and posted video of the main leak (hat tip, Kevin Grandia). The oil company even kicked in a suspenseful clip of the giant containment dome being lowered onto the site. (Videos)

 

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