Here's an addition to today's earlier post, another perspective on the Gulf oil disaster.
In Perspective: Visualizing the BP Oil Spill Disaster superimposes the area covered by oil in the Gulf on a map of someplace close to home, giving us a better perspective of the size of the area. Centered on Lincoln, the northern part of the oil blob lies a little southeast of Wayne, the eastern part somewhere east of Council Bluffs, the southern tip just south of Beatrice. The western reach of the blob is all the way out in Kearney. In other words, if the area of the spill were along I-80 in our part of the world, it would extend from where I-80 and I-680 split in Iowa to Kearney. It's a big area.
Thanks to Elizabeth Kaeton for sharing this link on Facebook.