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NOAA Launches Oil Spill Tracker Web Site

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has launched a federal Web site meant to answer questions about the response to the B-P Gulf oil spill. Agency officials say it's designed as a one-stop shop for detailed near-real-time information about the response to the Deepwater Horizon incident, incorporating data from the various agencies that are working together to tackle the spill. Originally designed for responders, who make operational decisions regarding the disaster, the web site integrates the latest data on the oil spill's trajectory, fishery closed areas, wildlife and Gulf Coast resources into one customizable interactive map. The web site is http://www.GeoPlatform.gov/gulfresponse.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , NOAA , BP , Scott Carr

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 05:59pm EDT

Ad for a dish detergent becomes part of oil spill story

Dawn liquid dish detergent ads coincide with oil spill disaster.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads ,

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 03:54pm EDT

Chattering class ignores real problems

It may be time to kick some fourth estate butt.

Tags: Barlow Herget , op-ed , media

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 10:04am EDT

Technology way behind on oil cleanup

Picking up globs of oil off the beach is no answer.

Tags: Barlow Herget , Deepwater Horizon ,

Tuesday - 06/08/2010, 06:13am EDT

NSF lends supercomputing help to oil spill

One the world's largest supercomputers is being used to forecast, in 3D, how BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill will affect coastal areas. Blue Waters Program director Irene Qualters explains how it works.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , management , Irene Qualters , Blue Waters Program , Suzanne Kubota , NOAA , DHS , NSF

Thursday - 06/03/2010, 09:40am EDT
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National Parks brace for an oily impact

Debris and tar balls from the Deepwater Horizon accident has been showing up on National Park Service shores with greater frequency. Jon Jarvis, the Director of the National Park Service, tells us about plans for the future.

Tags: Federal Drive , NPS , Jon Jarvis , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 05/28/2010, 10:48am EDT
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Crisis puts focus on MMS Chief

Elizabeth Birnbaum is coming under fire.

Tags: management , MMS , Elizabeth Birnbaum , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 03:18pm EDT

USCG portal keeping tabs on oil spill

A Coast Guard portal has been busy keeping pace with response efforts since the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20.

Tags: Homeport Web portal , Coast Guard , Collaboration Center , Ted Kim , Deepwater Horizon ,

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:00am EDT

Prices up at crabhouses

Look for fewer crabs from Texas and Louisiana on all-you-can-eat crab menus and more from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.

Tags: crabs , Buddy's Crabs & Ribs , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher , Chesapeake Bay

Friday - 05/21/2010, 01:48pm EDT

Oil could reach Delmarva beaches, Chesapeake

The oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico could make its way up the East Coast.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay , Delmarva , beach , Outer Banks , Michael Kearney , University of Maryland , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 05/21/2010, 10:59am EDT
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