25 Jun 2010:
Scenes from the Disaster in Gulf
In this series of images taken in and around the Gulf of Mexico in late June, a team of independent
photographers have documented the ongoing fallout from the Deepwater Horizon spill. Collected as part of the TEDxOilSpill project, the photos — taken from chartered airplanes, fishing boats, and coastal communities across the region — will be shown at a June 28 conference in Washington, D.C.
coordinated by TED Conferences, LLC. “From the source to Gulf Shores [Alabama],” says one of the project participants, “we saw oil ranging from sheen to much heavier all the way to the coast and as far as the eye can see in both directions... There’s no good way to describe how huge an area is impacted.” Daily updates and additional information about the project, as well as some of the images, can be viewed online at tedxoilspill.com/expedition
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Photographer Robert Wintner documents the exquisite beauty and biodiversity of Cuba’s coral reefs, which are largely intact thanks to stifled coastal development in the communist nation. View the gallery.
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The Warriors of Qiugang
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A three-part series Tainted Harvest
looks at the soil pollution crisis in China, the threat it poses to the food supply, and the complexity of any cleanup. Read the series.