A year ago, a massive oil spill began in the Gulf. The entire country was glued to the news until the well was capped, and then we forgot about it. This short animation made by Chris Harmon shows How much oil was that exactly? Where would it have gone? How dependent we truly are on oil?.
Voice Talent: Kim Estes
Music: Billy Perez & Todd Stambaugh
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The largest U.S. oil discoveries in decades lie in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico--one of the most dangerous places to drill on the planet. Louisiana’s wetlands are resilient and have bounced back before. But no one knows how long this recovery will take.via ngm.nationalgeographic.com
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The Gulf of Mexico is rich in natural resources, but in the past half century, oil development has dominated the Gulf economy. More than 4,000 active offshore oil well platforms now dot the U.S. waters, with thousands of miles of pipelines delivering oil and gas to land. Zoom in on the map to see where all of this infrastructure is located in relation to coastal wetlands.via ngm.nationalgeographic.com
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The 50 years under OPEC have been eventfulvia www.economist.com