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