This short fictional tale reminds us that being responsible for one thing can make a huge difference.
The BP Oil Spill
When a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, thousands of people coordinated a relief effort to help the people, businesses, and animals harmed. Who took responsibility? Who was at fault? Read these articles to see what you think.
Introduction to the spill.
This article explains the effects of the oil spill in the immediate aftermath.
Watch a 2 minute video introducing the horror that unfolded from the explosion.
The Oil Spill Nightmare Continues.
After teams worked to contain the spill, they realize what they hoped would help, has not.
President Obama addresses the Nation
The Oil Spill: One Year Later
This short article provides an update one year after the oil spill.
Moving the Animals
National Geographic reveals how scientists work to relocate baby turtles and eggs that they might escape the dangerous oil spill.
This narrated video offers key vocabulary about the oil spill and explains what happened, who was effected, and how a resolution is slowly taking place.