NRDC Reports from Breton Island
A member of the Natural Resources Defense Council reports from Breton Island, just a scant few miles from the spill’s locus. The island gives refuge to a variety of birds, from egrets to pelicans, which are in great danger as the oil comes ashore.
An Interview with Dr. Crozier from Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Dr. George Crozier of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab discusses the environmental impact the oil spill will have on the Gulf Coast.
Weird Science: Hair Mats Used to Mop Up Oil
Hair makes a pretty good sponge for oil—why do you think you have to use shampoo? The non-profit Matter of Trust has put this basic grooming principal to good use with their Oil Spill Hair Mats Program, which gathers trimmings from barbershops and pet groomers to weave into mats to help contain oil spills.
Oil-Coated Bird Gets Treated in Louisiana
This heartbreaking footage shows an oil-covered bird—one of the many who were injured or killed in the Gulf Coast oil spill—being treated in Louisiana.
Gulf Coast Oil Spill In-Situ Burn
Members of the Coast Guard shot this footage of a controlled burn, meant to stem the spread of the oil, from their boat near the spill.
Citizen Journalist Films Oil-Covered Boats in Gulf
One YouTube user in the Gulf Coast filmed this raw video showing "a Coast Guard ship with oil deposits clearly visible."