BP Oil Coming to Your Beach, and More News from the Gulf


Is oil from the BP disaster in the Gulf headed your way? According to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) the spill “might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer.” Watch this video to see how your local beach might be affected. Closer to the spill epicenter, MoJo reporters Mac McClelland and Julia Whitty continue to blog, snap lots of pictures, and tweet live from the Gulf, while Kate Sheppard keeps tabs on the politics of the spill. Recent updates:

For more up-to-the-minute updates on the spill, check out our BP coverage and the Blue Marble blog. You can also follow Mac McClelland, Julia Whitty, Kate Sheppard, The Climate Desk, and the Blue Marble on Twitter.

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