via NYTWhen we look back at these hazy days of summer 2010, we'll remember oil, for sure, and birds and models in oil (thank you, Italian Vogue), and a smattering of strange, mystical, rather sexual-sounding phrases, like "junk shot," "top kill," "tar balls," "bottom kill," "annulus," "bullhe ... More >>
As we mentioned this morning, there was a "seep" detected in the Gulf of Mexico near the once-leaky well that's, apparently, back to leaking now, although not quite so much as it was before the cap was put on. This seep may be adding methane to the mix in the Gulf, but in a crazy plot twist, ... More >>
• Switzerland has refused to extradite Roman Polanski to the U.S. over a child sex case (regarding a 13-year-old girl) dating from 1977, and he has been freed from house arrest. "The reason for the decision lies in the fact that it was not possible to exclude with the necessary certainty a ... More >>
According to AP reports, oil is now gushing into the Gulf unabated after an accident with a klutzy underwater robot has forced BP to remove the cap that was collecting at least some of the 2.5 million gallons of oil flowing into the ocean each day. Tony Hayward jokes aside ... seriously, ever ... More >>
A rendering of the new lanes.• Starting in October, New York City buses will get express lanes on 1st and 2nd Avenues. The Department of Transportation and the MTA hope this will improve bus travel times by 20 percent. New bike lanes will also be added to part of the route.
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Good morning! Today in your BP oil spill update:
After cutting the pipe at the wellhead (with 20-foot shears), officials have placed a cap over the well to funnel oil to a ship at the surface. But, as usual, "it will be some time before we can confirm that this method will work and to what ... More >>
Dare we to hope? The federal government's top oil spill commander (yes, apparently such a person now exists) Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen has said that the engineers who attempted the "top kill" have succeeded in stopping the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf.