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truthcafe:

A chronology of oil rig installations in the Gulf of Mexico, showing the increased number of rigs and the greater installation depths over time, ending by displaying the location of BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion.

The video’s creator explains how the visualization was made here.

(this post was reblogged from truthcafe-deactivated20120719)

Oil spill no. 7, ground zero, May 12, 2010 | Edward Burtynsky

I posted images from Burtynsky’s Oil project (and his TED speech about it) earlier. Adding to this work, he has now documented the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. See the full 9-photo series here.

This is the extent of the 2010 Pakistan floods, shown relative to the size of the US. It would pretty much cover the Eastern Seaboard.
We’ve probably all seen the BP oil spill superimposed over a local map by now. In a similar vein, the BBC has produced visualizations of other recent disasters, including Chernobyl and Bhopal. See how many of your neighbors would be affected if these disasters came to your hometown.

This is the extent of the 2010 Pakistan floods, shown relative to the size of the US. It would pretty much cover the Eastern Seaboard.

We’ve probably all seen the BP oil spill superimposed over a local map by now. In a similar vein, the BBC has produced visualizations of other recent disasters, including Chernobyl and Bhopal. See how many of your neighbors would be affected if these disasters came to your hometown.

newyorker:

“Our problem, said The New Yorkers art editor, Françoise Mouly, was the same as Tony Hayward’s or Barack Obama’s: ‘How do you deal with a nightmare that’s not going away?’”

- Read more from our behind-the-scenes look at the making of this week’s cover, Bob Staake’s “After Escher: Gulf Sky and Water”
(this post was reblogged from newyorker)

Blackened fish

We should all thank BP for making sure there will be an endless supply of this famous New Orleans dish.

Well, this is interesting. BP is well aware of the hilarious @bpglobalpr parody account on Twitter, but isn’t doing anything to shut it down.

Well, this is interesting. BP is well aware of the hilarious @bpglobalpr parody account on Twitter, but isn’t doing anything to shut it down.