VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Meet Tracie Sempier: Helping the People of the Gulf
Tracie Sempier is a coastal storms outreach coordinator. She describes how, after Deepwater Horizon, her focus shifted from helping people handle natural disasters like hurricanes to helping people recover from man-made technological disasters like oil spills.
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Joe Montoya: “We Are Explorers”
Joe Montoya is a professor of biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Growing up in a military family, he had the opportunity to travel and experience different ocean environments around the world. His resulting fascination led to a career in oceanography. Here, Dr. Montoya talks about being part of the scientific team that conducted the earliest Deepwater Horizon experiments just after the well was capped in September 2010.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Kentucky Coal Mining Museum Switches to Solar Power
The Kentucky Coal Museum in the township of Benham, Harlan County is switching to solar power in hopes of saving money on energy costs. The runoff power collected will be fed back into Benham’s power grid.
Far from its all-time high of one million individuals in 1923, the US coal industry now only employs 50,300 people. The US solar industry employs more than seven times that many.
Photo courtesy of Russell Lee (US National Archives).
Watch the Sizzle for Dispatches – 2
A sequel to the Emmy Award-winning documentary, “Dispatches From The Gulf – 2” shares remarkable stories about the global team of scientists who continue to study the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill — the largest in U.S. history. Their unprecedented mission to comprehensively research its environmental impacts and find new ways to ease the devastation of future oil spills has lead to surprising discoveries. Click here to watch.
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Dispatches From The Gulf: Science, Community, and Recovery in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is the 14th episode in the Journey To Planet Earth TV series. DVDs are available free of charge to educators, librarians, homeschoolers, and community activists. Click here to fill out a request.
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