Go deep for latest on Gulf oil spill
The Gulf oil spill is a sad chapter in our history that just keeps going and going, which means things are going to get worse for everything in that region of the country. Here are some ways to monitor the news. Read on.
Kill the leak
British Petroleum, or BP as it's known, has lots of web cams. None are that great, but they do give you a glimpse of the darkness and gunk at the bottom of the ocean where the broken well head is located. Take a look at this list of various cameras you can access. Not all operate full time, but it's worth taking a look.
Here's the place to get the latest official info, plus links to all sorts of other information to keep you up on what's going on in the Gulf. I like this better than BP's because it's the government's overall site that coordinates groups and all of the efforts going on. You can even follow them on Facebook through this site. Regardless of where you look for your info, this illustrates the greatness of the web and how it can keep folks informed and as updated as you care to be.
The Coast Guard's got great pix of their efforts in lots of places. Scroll down here and you'll find the Deepwater Horizon Response. The images are nice and you can dig deep and find some stuff that shows the cleanup of the land, the animals and birds. It helps bring home even further just how tragic all of this is and will continue to be. Plus, you'll get a great sense of the range of things our Coast Guard does. It's amazing. Take a peek.