New Meetup: LESSONS FROM THE GULF: America's Energy Future & Health of Marine Environment

From: Ronnie
Sent on: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 12:56 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Science Field Trips Club!

What: LESSONS FROM THE GULF: America's Energy Future & Health of Marine Environment

When: Wednesday, November 3,[masked]:30 PM

Where: Shedd Aquarium
1200 South Lake Shore Drive Phelps Auditorium
Chicago, IL 60605
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Lessons from the Gulf:A Public Discussion of America's Energy Future and the Health of the Marine Environment

Free and open to the public. REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED to ensure seating!

The Gulf oil spill is the largest marine oil spill ever recorded. It began on April 20, 2010, with an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. For almost three months oil flowed into the fragile Gulf of Mexico ecosystem before the well was capped. Although the oil is no longer flowing, currents in the Gulf continue to move oil throughout the ecosystem, and the cleanup is predicted to take years. The toll on the Gulf region?s economy has been huge, and it is not clear that full environmental restoration will ever be possible.
This event will consider the consequences of the spill and the importance of the Gulf of Mexico in the US energy economy. The panel will address the direct impacts of oil on marine ecosystems and wildlife, the costs of the Gulf oil spill on the regional economy, and the continuing risks associated with oil exploration and drilling in the US.

Cosponsored by the Program on the Global Environment in collaboration with the Shedd Aquarium.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration recommended

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact Shedd Aquarium at (312) 939-2438. For all other information contact CIS at [address removed] or[masked]-7721.
The World Beyond the Headlines series is a collaborative project of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program and the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, and is funded in part by the McCormick Foundation. Its aim is to bring scholars and journalists together to consider major international issues and how they are covered in the media.

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