segunda-feira, 19 de julho de 2010

Beyond a Gulf Cleanup

Beyond a Gulf Cleanup
Workers cleaning a beach on Saturday in Grand Isle, La. Getty Images Workers cleaning a beach contaminated by oil from the gulf spill on Saturday in Grand Isle, La.
In Sunday’s paper, my colleague Justin Gillis and I present a science-based analysis of the environmental future of the Gulf Coast. It’s fairly optimistic, considering how badly polluted the coastline appears today in many places.
In the course of our reporting, we were struck by how adept nature can be in healing itself from exposure to a “naturally occurring” substance (meaning oil, even if its spread results from human error) as opposed to say, PCB’s.
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