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Achenblog: June 6, 2010 - June 12, 2010

Abby Sunderland rescued

Pondering the rescue of the teen sailor Abby Sunderland, who was attempting to sail solo around the world, my first thought is that I barely trust my girls to operate a blender. I will let one of my kids...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 11, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (613)
 
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Scoop: Gulf well may be gushing 25,000 to 30,000 barrels

[Here is a pdf of the confidential BP memo of April 27 that shows the early BP estimate for how much oil was leaking.] Just filed to the web some new figures we obtained this afternoon from the federal...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 10, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (200)
 
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Strasburg to plug Deepwater Horizon well

I told you he was underhyped! Did you see that? Come on. That was ridiculous, that Stephen Strasburg debut. I would say the point where I was really impressed was when, late in the game, having grown bored with simply...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 9, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (274)
 
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Stephen Strasburg to exploit Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

Tonight's the night: The debut of Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg, who, I am here to report, is so good he has actually been under-hyped. Yes, there have been endless articles comparing him to Walter Johnson, Sandy Koufax and Roger...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 8, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (407)
 
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Oil spill: What success looks like

Like most sensible Americans these days, I prefer to observe the LMRP cap via Enterprise ROV1, which gives us the latest image showing oil leaking around the cap and into the gulf. But sometimes I look at Skandi ROV 1...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 7, 2010; 9:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (196)
 
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