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Discussions Discussion Health & Environment
Elsa Maestra, Nov. 5, 2011

I just came across this…

GuLF STUDY is investigating health issues associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster. It is studying the health effects (both short and long term) of the disaster on oil spill cleanup workers and volunteers including those that helped with oil spill cleanup, took training, signed up to work, or were sent to the Gulf to help in the disaster.

The study began in February, is expected to last 10 years, and has already reached out to many of the 100,000 or more people involved in the cleanup work … with a goal to ultimately enroll at least 55,000 people in the study.

This is an important study for fishermen, seafood industry workers, and others who may have helped clean up the oil spill. GuLF STUDY is currently enrolling participants in Louisiana. They are looking for feedback on how to best connect with workers and volunteers in our area and to encourage participation in the study. By participating in the study, response workers and volunteers will have a chance to share their experiences during and after the oil spill cleanup.

for more info, go to: http://bayoulog.com/2011/11/03/gulf-study/

Elsa Maestra
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Discussions Discussion Environmental Ethics
Camilla Pashar, Oct. 28, 2011

Polluted America: Amazingly colourful aerial pictures that highlight damage to Earth wrought by industry. At first glance they’re beautiful, but these incredible snaps reveal something far more ugly.

J Henry Fair’s spectacular aerial images show the devastation man has wreaked on America.
Pollution is exposed on a massive scale, creating striking vivid colours that highlight the scars of spillages, open cast mining, chemical and oil leaks, industrial decay and deforestation. Click the link for the shockingly beautiful images.


Camilla Pashar

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Discussions Discussion Life on the Reef: Amazing World of Coral Fish…
Jessie Rhodes, Oct. 18, 2011

New Zealand Oil Spill to Get Worse; Officials Fear Rena May Sink. Potential environmental disaster as the ship is lodged on a major reef off the Kiwi coast.


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Discussions Discussion Life on the Reef: Amazing World of Coral Fish…
Henry Hamilton, Oct. 14, 2011

New Zealand oil spill should highlight the death of world’s coral reefs:

Containment and clean up of New Zealand’s worst ever environmental disaster are on their way in the Bay of Plenty after a Liberian cargo ship ran aground on a coral reef and began leaking fuel oil late last week.

Hopefully this disaster in New Zealand will bring more attention to the plight of coral reefs around the world, which are vital to local – as well as global – ecologies and economies.

Henry Hamilton
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  • Bert Breton Bert Breton Oct. 14, 2011
    When my sons were born, an average Caribbean reef was covered by 50 to 60 percent live coral; today it is 5 to 10 percent. This is the equivalent of losing pine forests from Georgia or aspens from the Rocky Mountains in less than 30 years. During this same period, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia lost about 50 percent of its coral cover. Worldwide, coral reefs are being converted to seaweed-covered meadows that do not support the biodiverse assemblage of species that allow a reef to function.”

    Mark Hay, biology professor at Georgia Tech University.

  • Elsa Maestra Elsa Maestra Oct. 14, 2011
    OMG, when will we learn!!!?!?!?!

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