BP disaster update: BP spills coffee, birds "cooking" to death in Gulf oil, June 12 protest

BP Spills Coffee.

Those gulf birds are effectively cooked alive in the oil.

As you know, a bird has a natural repellent in its feathers that keeps the water out. That's a little area — a little cushion — that keeps it cool. Well, this oil here gets on those feathers, and they lose that little insulation. And then, when you have this oil at 100+ degrees, the bird experts say, it begins to literally cook the birds.

• Don't know much about this, but here it is: Worldwide BP Protest Day – 12 June 2010

Should you eat shrimp from the gulf? (Good Magazine, and I don't care what they say, I won't be.)

• NOAA: Freqently asked questions about Hurricanes and the Oil Spill. (PDF Link)

• Image: from a second heartbreaking Boston Globe "Big Picture" series on the spreading devastation, "A sea turtle is mired in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Grand Terre Island, Louisiana June 8, 2010. (REUTERS/Lee Celano)." Full series here.

(via Constant Siege)