Hay to clean up oil spills

The Gulf Oil spill — now the worst in U.S. history — is generating some innovative, common-sense ideas to help clean up the environmental disaster. Two men from Florida — Otis Goodson and Darryl Carpenter — are stirring up the Internet with a video that shows the effectiveness of hay to soak up oil. The video is here:

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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2 Responses to Hay to clean up oil spills

  1. John Stoos says:

    Now I don’t want to ruin my reputation as a rigid right-winger, but Jeff is right on spot here!

    In the effort to avoid nasty pictures and video we are once again doing things that are more harmful in the long run, as happened with the sterilized beaches in Alaska following the Exxon “clean-up” efforts.

    Here is a piece on what happens to oil in seawater:
    http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/coal-oil-gas/oil-spill-water-chemistry

    If you consider carefully what the conclusion at the end says about long-term deposits at the bottom of the ocean, you might agree that we have likely done all the wrong things in the early days of this disaster.

    I think the President should these guys from Florida in charge!

    John

  2. Evie Roberts says:

    oil spills can really mess up the environment, i hope we can find a very good solution to control oil spills ‘-,

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