When the team pulled up the multi-corer, they were stunned by what they found: the cylinders filled with pitch black, gelatinous goo that looks exactly like crude oil. But it didn’t act like oil: the scientists were able to wash it off their hands easily, and it smelled strongly of sulfur, not petroleum. “As a sedimentoloist I can tell you that none of us have ever seen anything like this in the Gulf of Mexico,” Hollander says, “especially not in shallow water. It certainly didn’t belong there.”
Will the plastic bag find its destiny in the Pacific vortex? Narrated by Werner Herzog.
Greenpeace activists Hope Kaye, left, and Lisa Ramsden rappel to unfurl a banner on the site of Coal Ash hearings at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky September 28, 2010. Highlighting the need for federal standards to protect public health from hazardous coal waste the activists unfurled the 23 x 23-square-foot banner that read “EPA: PROTECT PEOPLE, NOT POLLUTERS – QUIT COAL.” The protest was held at the location of the 7th of eight public hearings conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on two proposals for the regulation of coal ash disposal. Photo by Brian Bohannon
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CSA – Community Supported Agriculture. I was asked to do a post on this. The fruit is not organic but it is relatively local and worthy of support.
The Red Jacket Orchard Fruit CSA is dedicated to providing New York City residents with high quality fruit that is straight from our orchards in Geneva, New York. Distribution begins August 10th and memberships are due August 5th.
1. Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain
513 Henry Street, Brooklyn (Carroll Gardens)
Corner of Henry Street and Sackett Street
Tuesdays, August 10 – November 9 from 4:00pm – 6:45pm
2. Jimmy’s No.43
43 E. 7th Street, Manhattan (East Village)
Corner of 7th Street and 2nd Ave
Saturdays, August 14 – November 13 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Shot by Robert M. Young and Edward James Olmos on a trip to the heart of the oil spill in the Gulf. Edited by Stephen Cohen.
Robert Young and I jumped on a plane and went to the Gulf of Mexico just to lend our support by documenting what we saw…
Well, the people that we met took up all of our time. It was brutal! I was not ready for the human aspect because no one had prepared me for it.
I thought they would be angry. They are devastated. Take a look at this video and see for yourself. People are afraid to talk and you will learn why watching this… Please pass it on, recommend it. If you feel like doing something, just go down there (anywhere on the Gulf) and support by spending time and energy in the region. They need our support. Thank you for Caring.
Edward James Olmos
For More information on what some local organizations are doing on the ground go to: SaveOurGulf.org
with the Lower East Side Ecology Center
Saturday June 5, 2010 5-8PM
East River Park Amphitheater
Tickets: $60 – $150
Activities for the whole family & silent auction
Master of Ceremonies Reverend Billy Talen
Live music by the Rude Mechanical Orchestra
Charlie Bayrer, Earth Matter NY, Inc.
Bill de Blasio, NYC Public Advocate
Jennifer London, Xoom
Kate Sinding, Natural Resources Defense Council
Celebration by the East River
will take place at the Amphitheater, located at the southernmost
part of East River Park, across the FDR Drive from Corlear’s Hook Park
at the intersection of Jackson and Cherry Streets.
In case of rain, Celebration by the East River will be at
Fontana’s, 105 Eldridge Street, and we will
announce the change of venue on our website.
email@example.com or 212.477.4022