Deepwater Horizon – Part 3 – The Aftermath

Deepwater Horizon – Part 3 – The Aftermath

Broadly speaking, the Gulf of Mexico and nearby coastal environments were indeed harmed during the Deepwater Horizon oil release. But, despite the size and length of the release, most scientists agree that the environmental damage was not nearly as severe as it could...
Deepwater Horizon – Part 2 – Mitigation Efforts

Deepwater Horizon – Part 2 – Mitigation Efforts

The Deepwater Horizon sank on April 22nd with over 700,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board. For more information on how Deepwater Horizon got to this point, read Deepwater Horizon – Part 1 If the 700,000 gallons of stored diesel fuel on board Deepwater Horizon...
Deepwater Horizon – Part 1

Deepwater Horizon – Part 1

The movie, Deepwater Horizon, opened in movie theaters on September 30th. So, we at IES decided to refresh our reader’s memory with a three-part summary of the deeply tragic event.  Part one details the history of the Macondo Oil Well and the cause of the event....
Will Humans Re-Engineer The Atmosphere?

Will Humans Re-Engineer The Atmosphere?

Science and engineering offer few quick and assured solutions when it comes to stopping human-driven climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. Johan Rockström and his coauthors, a collection of rock star scientists from five different countries, published a paper...
The Future American Migration

The Future American Migration

We now see large annual forest fires in the dry American West caused by drought and massive flooding in the southeast caused by torrential rains. Often, the intensity and amount of rain produced (or lack of rain) has exceeded the 100- or the 500-year probabilities...