If you want to keep up-to-date on what's happening with the Gulf oil spill—efforts to cap the leaks, predictions as to movement of the slick, and efforts made to minimize the damages as it makes landfall—we can help.
A diligent government information librarian in Alabama is compiling this bibliography of links to government and news sources. Their emphasis is, naturally, on the Alabama coastline, but they also include big-picture coverage.
Some of the government agencies most concerned with the spill are:
- NOAA, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, who offers this informational page on the spill (the image on the left above is from their website)
- NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which provides rather chilling satellite imagery of the area, including the example on the right, which came from this NASA web page
- EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency, who offers this page on efforts to monitor the environmental impacts