Today on Planet 100: BP Whistleblower (Video)
Today, on Planet 100, a former BP employee leaks the chemical formulas for the company's dispersants, activists map the oil spill, and Adrien Grenier shines a spotlight on bluefin tuna fishing.BP Whistleblower
Former contractor turned whistleblower, Adam Dillon had an important job at BP—blocking reporters from oiled beaches. But he was fired by BP after taking photos of the top secret, unapproved chemical formulas used to break up the oil.
Dillon, a former army special ops soldier, said he was sacked by BP 12 hours after taking those photos but not before being "confined and interrogated." While Dillon praised for his hard-working crew and coworkers, he describes BP as being full of "cutthroat individuals" only concerned with making money.
Dillon purportedly came clean because loyalty to his country came before his loyalty to BP.
Via: Huffington Post
Mapping Gulf Oil
Despite BP's efforts to keep information from the American public, a steady stream of mapping data is finally giving us a clearer picture of what is really going on in the Gulf.
The Gulf Coast Spill Coalition just launched a map with 4 data sources including independent boat owners, NOAA and university-run Gulf Coast Ocean Observing System. And USA today offers a clickable map that overlays fishing bans, animal kills and the number of closed beaches.
The map reveals a curious discrepancy between the areas closed for fishing, and coastal recreation areas which have been kept open despite oil washing ashore. Gulf residents.. take a look before heading to the beach!
Adrien & the Bluefins
It turns out America's sushi obsession has resulted in a rather raw deal for fish, especially the nigh on extinct Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Luckily Entourage star Adrien Grenier shining the spotlight on these magnificent creatures in a PSA for Oceana. Bluefin Tuna numbers have decreased 97% in the past 40 years.