VIDEO OF THE WEEK
I Was Shocked At How Little Was Known
Kristin Koehler is an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. After Deepwater Horizon, she was surprised to discover that there were very few academic studies on the effects of oil spills on human populations.
When the next spill comes, she hopes her research will help determine what personal protective equipment is needed for first responders and cleanup workers, as well as ease long-term air quality impacts for nearby communities.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: How I Lost The Nobel Prize
Science is a full contact sport and it’s not for the faint of heart. On a daily basis you have “eureka” moments and you have profound “what did I just do?” moments. Dr. Steve DiMarco shares how a potential Nobel Prize-winning experiment plunged into failure.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study
Scientists say it may still technically be possible to limit warming to 1.5C if drastic action is taken now.
Climate change could be kept in check if a phase-out of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately, according to research. It shows that meeting the internationally agreed aspiration of keeping global warming to less than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is still possible. The scientists say it is therefore the choices being made by global society, not physics, which is the obstacle to meeting the goal.
Photo courtesy of Alamy.
Dispatches from the Gulf 1: Science • Community • Recovery
In the years after Deepwater Horizon – the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history – a global team of scientists is working together to understand its environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and the ecosystem with the ultimate goal of learning how to better cope with future oil spills.
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Dispatches from the Gulf 2: Research • Innovation • Discovery
Experience remarkable stories from the unprecedented scientific mission to study the continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon find new ways to ease the devastation. Includes the never-before-documented drama of bottlenose dolphins struggling to survive, and the capture of one of the world’s largest predatory sharks.
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