if you did, you saw some of the reporting that made npr so great during the height of the gulf disaster.
richard harris did a report about the oil.
remember how it just 'disappeared' and it must have been eaten up by this or that (and they're just like teenagers! unpredictable!). well reality is never as pretty. from harris' report:
Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are finding a substantial layer of oily sediment stretching for dozens of miles in all directions. Their discovery suggests that a lot of oil from the Deepwater Horizon didn't simply evaporate or dissipate into the water — it has settled to the seafloor.
The Research Vessel Oceanus sailed on Aug. 21 on a mission to figure out what happened to the more than 4 million barrels of oil that gushed into the water. Onboard, Samantha Joye, a professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Georgia, says she suddenly has a pretty good idea about where a lot of it ended up. It's showing up in samples of the seafloor, between the well site and the coast.
"I've collected literally hundreds of sediment cores from the Gulf of Mexico, including around this area. And I've never seen anything like this," she said in an interview via satellite phone from the boat.
do you realize how damaging that is?
and where's thad allen now?
where's the government?
the gulf disaster didn't end. nor did the damage.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'