About the BP Oil Spill & How to Help
Feeling a little helpless about the BP oil spill? Me too...but there are many ways to help!
- The Audubon Society is providing wildlife rescue and cleanup. You can donate money or volunteer in person.
- Dawn is donating $1 for each bottle of dish soap purchased.
- The National Wildlife Federation is accepting donations to protect wildlife.
- Oil Spill Volunteers is where to register if you'd like to volunteer.
- DONATE YOUR HAIR! Hair, fur, wool, and fleece in nylon pantyhose are being used to soak up the oil. What a great option for people who don't have the funds to donate or the time to venture down to the Gulf.
There's a lot of information, misinformation, and unanswered questions about the horrifying BP oil spill. I've compiled a list of resources below to follow what's been going on.
- The most comprehensive and well-sourced up-to-date FAQ that I've found is at the Pro Publica Blog. (It also notes, which is interesting, that BP has turned down offers to accurately measure just how bad the spill is. Way to go, BP.)
- Huffington Post offers "7 Secrets BP Doesn't Want You To Know" which includes a segment on how BP fought off safety regulations.
- TreeHugger created a timeline of how the spill progressed.
- MSNBC has a slideshow of pictures from the oil spill, as well as pictures from outer space.