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.”
A water testing station on First Avenue. Below is the trailer for Gasland. On today’s Majority Report director Josh Fox discusses the film and the health and environmental dangers of the current nationwide frenzy to drill for natural gas, AKA hyrdofracking. Fracking is a process to release natural gas by pumping millions of gallons of water mixed with chemicals and sand at high pressure thousands of feet underground to create fissures. These chemicals are mixing with the ground water
Probably conductive salt-water shorting out some of Con Ed’s wires. Bleeker and Leroy Streets.
Will the plastic bag find its destiny in the Pacific vortex? Narrated by Werner Herzog.
Funny, nerdy music video from comedian Rachel Bloom. Photos of her meeting with Ray.
A BBQ at the Generation X community garden on East 4th Street between Avenue B and Avenue C, a garden that could be threatened by the impending rule change on September 17th. This change will endanger many of New York City’s established and thriving community gardens. We need to protect the limited green space we have in our city. Interviewed: Ben Shepard of Times Up. He says if Mayor Bloomberg needs to show leadership on this issue if he wants to be known as the Green Mayor.