"The study finds that oil exposure has altered the killifish's cellular function in ways that are known to be predictive of developmental abnormalities, decreased hatching success, and decreased embryo and larval survival."
"But now, more than a year after the well was plugged, Hahn has not escaped the oil. And neither has his coastal wetland home. He sees oil almost every time he goes out on his boat, he says. It floats on the surface and moves with the wind, spreading its tentacles to birds and fish and anything else that touches its toxic trail across the sea."
CHRONIC GULF OIL LEAKS
Taylor Energy / 23051 Site - Yesterday's Oil Slick (Skytruth)
"...the former platform 23051 site that has been leaking since 2004. The apparent slick is about 20 miles long and covers about 115 square kilometers. Assuming an average thickness of 1 micron (1/1000th of a millimeter), that's 30,705 gallons of oil."
MORE ON BP's RE-ENTRY INTO THE GULF
BP looks to get back into deep-water drilling in Gulf of Mexico
"Last week, BP filed its first deep-water exploration plan for the gulf since the spill, proposing to drill four wells 5,800 feet below the ocean's surface, the Times-Picayune's Richard Thompson reported. Federal regulators have until Oct. 21 to consider the plan."
OIL SUPPLY AND DEMAND
Who's afraid of Daniel Yergin?
"The next oil crunch is sure to come soon and it can't help but get the public's attention. Then, the question is, will truth or demagoguery win the day — will people fall for "drill baby drill" or will they be ready to demand that society start getting off of oil and, ultimately, start powering down from high tech globalization?"
AROUND THE WORLD
Sweden's West Coast Hit by Oil Spill (Surfrider Europe)
"The southwest coast of Sweden has been hit by the worst oil spill in years. According to coast guard officials the magnitude of the oil spill is still not evident, the cleanup operation that began last Thursday could continue for weeks and the decontamination of the effected beaches even longer."
ALTERNATIVES TO OIL
U.S. backs loan for Iowa bioethanol plant
"Washington is supporting one of the nation's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plants with $105 million in loan guarantees, the energy secretary said."