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Converge Magazine: Students Help Map Gulf Oil Spill

By Jessica B. Mulholland

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L.A. Times Greenspace: Gulf oil spill: More tar balls wash up; turtles, dolphins found dead

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries confirmed Wednesday that tar balls that washed up on the beach at South Pass in Plaquemines Parish, La., are from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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CNN: Citizens monitor Gulf Coast after oil spill

By John D. Sutter, CNN

Here is what MIT student Jeffrey Warren plans to do Thursday:

Walk up and down the Louisiana coast holding a kite string that's tethered to a helium-filled trash bag and a point-and-shoot camera.

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WWLTV: Preparations in place to care for wildlife

by Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News

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Wall Street Journal: Mapping the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

By Jennifer Valentino-DeVries

The use of technology to publicly track the effects of disasters is becoming increasingly common — and it’s getting noticed again with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The Atlantic: Crowdsourcing the Oil Spill Fallout

By Niraj Chokshi

A New Orleans non-profit wants you to tweet for the environment. E-mail and texts are fine, too.

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BBC News: Web tool tracks Gulf oil spill effects

By Jonathan Fildes Technology reporter, BBC News

A web tool originally set up to keep track of political violence in Kenya is being used to monitor the fallout from oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico.


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