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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Ecological Disaster!


The oil spill from the downed rig off the coast of Louisiana has the makings of an ecological disaster even greater than the 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill in Alaska. To read more about the current spill, go to Environmental Protection Agency page devoted to the the spill.

The Encyclopedia of Earth has a summary of the Exxon-Valdez spill. If you have curious kids, then we have several books on the spill that should provide them with a idea of the magnitude of that disaster and may help in placing the latest disaster in perspective. Look for these on your next visit:

Beech, Linda Ward. The Exxon Valdez's Deadly Oil Spill. [J 363.7382 BEE]

Smith, Roland. Sea Otter Rescue: The Aftermath of an Oil Spill. [J 639.9 SMI]

Image courtesy NASA

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