Who should you be following for oil spill news?

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  1. Sam · May 29, 2010

    I think I’ll be coming back to these in the coming days, thanks.

    To paraphrase, “No ecosystem can stand against oil-power of that magnitude!”

  2. Coturnix · May 30, 2010

    @Oceana

    Also, how do you rate Grist and TreeHugger coverage?

    • Southern Fried Scientist · May 30, 2010

      I haven’t been following much of Grist or Treehugger, so they don’t pass the “is Andrew going to them for news test”. Beyond that, they’re providing good news coverage and a few smart editorials, but not the kind of in depth discussions that I’m finding at sites like the Oil Drum or Deep Sea News – which have a more thorough news coverage or Jen-Michel and The Spill, which have much more thorough discussions of the environmental impact.

      @Oceana is great, but I’m trying to keep the twitter list as short as possible. My goal is to have a list where, if you follow them, you’ll get 100% of the news and 90% of the commentary without tons of repetition.

      I did just find The Gulf Oil Blog, which is pretty exceptional – http://gulfblog.uga.edu/

      If you have any one off articles that are absolutely must reads, I’d love to see them.

  3. Coturnix · May 30, 2010

    Also, several blogs on Scienceblogs.com are doing a good job, especially Speakeasy Science and Pump Handle.

    • Southern Fried Scientist · May 30, 2010

      I’m adding Chris Rowan’s must read on the geology.

      I can’t believed I missed the Pump Handle! Forgot to update my reader feed for them.

  4. Sharl · May 31, 2010

    Another suggestion for your list of who to follow on the oil spill: Mother Jones’ human rights reporter* Mac McClelland is back in the Gulf area, for the moment at least, tweeting on the plight of the fishing community, BP’s lock-out of media from damaged shore and wetlands, and the miserable situation in general. One plus (maybe a coping mechanism) – she can be pretty damn funny.

    *MM’s last big thing was covering the human rights atrocities in Burma – see a short interview with Harper’s here – so she’s somewhat battle-hardened in some respects, though probably not immune to toxins. Hope she (and everyone else down there) takes care.

  5. Mark Ferrulo · June 1, 2010

    You might want to check out http://SpillBabySpill.com – The BP disaster in the Gulf unfiltered.

    The News Feed updates every 15 minutes with the latest news and commentary.

  6. Ocean Lover · June 1, 2010

    Call me a shameless self-promoter, but to keep up on the policy response to the disaster, the Natural Resources Defense Council’s team has a comprehensive blog page: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/gulfspill.php

  7. Marita Schuckman · June 23, 2010

    This whole oil issue is a tragedy. I wish BP gave a crap about the disaster.

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