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I for one am sick to death of all the greedy graphic artists who have jumped on the gulf oil spill like Lindsey Lohan jumping on a case of tallcans. Show some respect!
Here are some of the most recent Gulf Oil Spill Infographics:
SOURCES: NOAA, NESDIS, States of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, American Bird Conservancy, BP, U.S. Coast Guard, Pensacola Chamber of Commerce | CREDIT: Gene Thorp, Sisi Wei, Laris Karklis and Patterson Clark, The Washington Post - May 11, 2010
NG Oil & Gas Via Fastcompany
Infographic: Nantucket Windfarm vs. Gulf Oil Spill, Which Impacts the Environment More?
The ongoing disaster of the gulf of mexico spill
BP originally estimated that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill would be contained with robotic submarines, however early attempts to contain the oil spill failed. Now BP and the Obama administration are left with an ever-worsening environmental catastrophe and a spiralling clean-up bill that runs into billions of dollars.
Meredith Darlington / MNN
Gavin Potenza Via Blue Ion
In the continuing series, “Great Moments in Infographics,” a depressingly good effort from Gavin Potenza.
Karl Tate Via Livescience
Here's a look under the hood at how officials, and their robots, are trying to stem the flow of oil leaking from the well beneath the seafloor in the Gulf of Mexico, after the rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and then sank on April 22, 2010. This graphic was udpated at 11:02 a.m. Thursday, April 29.
The longer this crisis goes on, the more infographics we’ll have to endure and the more black turtleneck wearing designers will sharpen their pencils, drink cappuccinos and think far to highly of themselves as they post their know-it-all edicts on creative cow. Sad.
[UPDATE May 25]
NYTimes Interactive Map of the Gulf Oil Spill
For those of you keeping up with the Gulf Oil spill, the New York Times has a great interactive map that chronicles the flow of oil from shortly after the initial blast (4/22) to near-present, adding in details for sightings, predictions, worst case, and various numerical statistics. In addition, they show various undersea current flows and other influential data combined from various sources.
Click here to see this as an interactive map of the oil plume building into the Gulf of Mexico
First Success in Oil Spill Cleanup
BP has found a way to pump out oil of the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico.