Every night I read the latest news about the oil spill. There's always some new horrific development (BP has no clue what to do! Oil spill rate massively worse than said! Countless miles of wildlife fucked!). Makes me feel sick yet I can't stop reading up on it.
To summarize for those not paying attention to it: there was a huge accident at an oil platform and it's now gushing like crazy into the Gulf of Mexico. It's been a month now and all efforts to stop or even slow the rate of spill have been all but ineffective.
Day by Day Map of the Extent of the Spill: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/01/us/20100501-oil-spill-tracker.html
Latest Photos of the Louisiana Shores: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/05/oil_reaches_louisiana_shores.html