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Achenblog: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

'Oil spill'

I got an email from a reader who apparently (and I'm sort of reading between the lines here) is displeased with our coverage of the Deepwater Horizon disaster: "That you and/or your editors continue to use the word "spill"...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 25, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (542)
 
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Gulf well uncapped again

Watch it and weep. Here's my story (developing). The gulf well is an uncapped geyser again after an accident forced officials Wednesday to remove the containment device that had been effectively capturing much of the gushing oil for weeks....

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 23, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (307)
 
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Oil spill: Even worse worst-case scenarios!

My geology professor from way back sent me his worst-case scenario for the gulf disaster: Somewhere, you might want to bring in the Lusi mudflow in Indonesia. The Wikipedia entry has the basic story. (There are 6.8 oil barrels...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 23, 2010; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
 
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Can't anyone here play this game?

Why is everyone such a screwup lately? I was thinking this while watching Tiger shoot a four-over-par 75 at the U.S. Open. But that was nothing compared to the 54-hole leader, Dustin Johnson, who started with a three-shot lead...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 21, 2010; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (325)
 
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