Posts tagged ‘Gulf oil spill’

Gulf oil? What really kills birds

Posted August 18th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Twice today I’ve run across pieces which touch on the issue of anthropomorphic bird deaths. You know, the kind caused by action or inaction of us humans. First let’s educate. As David Sibley points out on his blog, loss of habitat is number one. However, this needs to be taken with a heavy dose of reality. [...]

Might it fizzle?

Posted August 3rd, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

For over three months we’ve heard nothing but doom-and-gloom from the Gulf of Mexico. Accounts, even predictions, of environmental disaster have peppered every news outlet for weeks. Might we have taken it a bit too far? (I wrote a previous post on this here). Among the many, this story has been on the wire now for [...]

When the cure makes it worse

Posted July 10th, 2010 by kcorliss. Comment (0).

Stories about the gulf oil disaster are legion. So much so that media interest is actually waning despite the ongoing tragedy taking place down there. It’s getting stale news-wise. The environmental portion has focused on habitat and wildlife (mostly birds) with the usual oil-soaked bird photos accompanying each piece. But the Drudge Report carried a [...]