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Posts Tagged ‘Gulf of Mexico’

Latest NASA satellite image shows extensive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 10:00am MDT

The growing environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and leak will likely take years to recover from.  A new image released by NASA shows the extent of the oil slick as it continues to encroach on shoreline around the Gulf. From NASA: Oil on water has many […]

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Waterworld hero Kevin Costner to try invention to clean up Gulf oil spill

Friday, May 21st, 2010 2:21pm MDT

As the Deepwater Horizons oil spill continues to grow virtually unabated, officials have turned to an unlikely source for help. Actor Kevin Costner offered the use of his “Oceans Therapy” device to help with the cleanup of the expanding environmental disaster and BP willingly accepted. In the wake of the Exxon Valdez accident in Alaska, […]

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Crew aboard the International Space Station snaps photos of Gulf oil slick

Friday, May 7th, 2010 5:11am MDT

As the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to encroach on the Gulf Coast, crewmembers of the International Space Station were able to photograph it from their perch more than 200 miles above the Earth. The image released by NASA and taken by Expedition 23 crewmember and flight engineer Soichi Noguchi clearly […]

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Satellites from NOAA and NASA capture images of Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 5:34pm MDT

From their perch hundreds of miles in the air satellites provide an invaluable view of our Earth, most often associated with weather and disasters. With the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon well and the subsequent oil spill, these space faring tools are now tasked with monitoring the oil as it hits the U.S. Gulf Coast. […]

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