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Aug. 27, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

How Big Was The Gulf Oil Spill Compared To Oregon?

Another great find by OPB's Vince Patton: Check out this BBC tool for sizing up historic places and events. The mapping program overlays your zip code (or any other you choose) with the size and shape of icons such as the Twin Towers, the moon, the Great Wall of China or the Burning Man festival. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Gulf oil spill


Sept. 17, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Baffled by flip-flopping Gulf oil reports?

I have to agree with this story from today's St. Petersburg Times about all the mixed messages on the ecological aftershocks of BP's oil spill (gusher, to be precise). And I'd argue it's especially difficult to decode the daily, flip-flopping stories (plume/no plume et al.) when you're in the opposite corner of the country from where all the action is. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Gulf oil spill


Aug. 16, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

No more altered sugar beets, a modern Flintstones car, and greening the cruise ship industry

In the news today: Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Energy, Fish & Wildlife, Renewable energy, Water, Agriculture, British Petroleum, Gulf oil spill, Natural gas, Wolves


Aug. 05, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

The spill we haven't capped

Eric de Place at Sightline Institute's Daily Score Blog dropped this bombshell after new estimates pegged the BP oil spill at 5 million barrels: The U.S. has a BP-sized leak of greenhouse gas every three hours. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Energy, British Petroleum, Cap and trade, Gulf oil spill, Pollution


Aug. 03, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

5 ways to put a price on a (dead) pelican

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Ecosystem services, Gulf oil spill


Aug. 03, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Gulf ecosystem, meet oil spill 'echo chamber'

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Filed under: Energy, Water, Clean Water Act, Gulf oil spill


July 25, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Oil spill clean-up report: Chicken boots and kitty litter

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Filed under: Water, Gulf oil spill



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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