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GULF OIL SPILL

‘Spillionaires’: Profiteering and Mismanagement in

the Wake of the BP Oil Spill

Aerial view of the BP oil spill site off the coast of Houma, La., on July 13, 2010. (Melanie Burford/ProPublica)

by Kim Barker
ProPublica

A version of this story was co-publishedwith The Washington Post.

The oil spill that was once expected to bring economic ruin to the Gulf Coast appears to have delivered something entirely different: a gusher of money. (mais…)

HURRICANE KATRINA

Hurricane Katrina: A NASA Satellite Video Retrospective

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast. Five years later, NASA revisits the storm with a short video that shows Katrina as captured by satellites. Before and during the hurricane's landfall, NASA provided data gathered from a series of Earth observing satellites to help predict Katrina’s path and intensity. In its aftermath, NASA satellites also helped identify areas hardest hit.For complete transcript, click here.

FONTE-NASA
In early August 2005, Katrina was just a name. By September, it had become synonymous with the costliest and one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in U.S. history.

Five years later, NASA is revisiting Hurricane Katrina with a short video that shows the storm as captured by NASA satellites. NASA provides space-based satellite observations, field research missions, and computer climate modeling to further scientists’ understanding of these storms. NASA also provides measurements and modeling of global sea surface temperatures, precipitation, winds and ocean heat content — all ingredients that contribute to the formation of tropical cyclones (the general name for typhoons, tropical storms and hurricanes). (mais…)

100,000 CLAIMS OF OIL SPILL

ProPublica’s Unofficial Guide to BP Spill Claims

by Sasha Chavkin
ProPublica correct in 29, 2010 [1].

The BP oil spill has caused massive economic damage to people along the Gulf Coast. To compensate these losses, BP has set up a huge, multistate operation to handle the more than 100,000 claims that it has received. For people who have filed claims, or are thinking of doing so in the future, this complex system has raised a lot of questions. We answer some of the most important questions about the claims systems below. Got other questions? Send them to Sasha Chavkin [2]. Share details of your experience with ProPublica’s reporters using this simple form [3] – we’re beginning to examine the claims process. (mais…)