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Encyclopedia of Earth and BP/Deepwater Horizon Fiasco May 27, 2010

Posted by Jill S. Schneiderman in BP/Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe, fossil fuel, oil, oil spill.
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Encyclopedia of Earth, is a relatively new electronic reference about Earth’s natural environments and society’s interactions with them. It’s free, searchable, and credible–a peer-reviewed collection of articles written in non-technical language by scholars and educators that is supported by the National Council for Science and the Environment (a not-for-profit organization¬†dedicated to improving the scientific basis for environmental decisionmaking).

As the ongoing BP/Deepwater Horizon fiasco unfolds, check out an article in the¬† Encyclopedia by Cutler Cleveland, professor of geography and environment at Boston University. Cleveland comprehensively summarizes and analyzes the situation. We need to understand what happened; we’re going to live with effects of this episode for a very long time.