Gulf of Mexico http://wrkf.org en Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf http://wrkf.org/post/telltale-rainbow-sheens-show-thousands-spills-across-gulf Jonathan Henderson of New Orleans-based Gulf Restoration Network is flying Louisiana's coast looking for oil. As usual, he's found some.<p>"I just noticed something out of the corner of my eye that looks like a sheen that had some form to it," he says. "We're going to go take a closer look and see if there's a rainbow sheen."<p>It's a target-rich environment for Henderson, because more than 54,000 wells were planted in and off this coast — part of the 300,000 wells in the state. They're connected by thousands of miles of pipelines, all vulnerable to leaks.<p>And leak they do. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:40:00 +0000 editor 25431 at http://wrkf.org Telltale Rainbow Sheens Show Thousands Of Spills Across The Gulf Shell Digs Deep To Tap Into Lucrative Oil, Gas Reserves http://wrkf.org/post/shell-digs-deep-tap-lucrative-oil-gas-reserves Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>One reason the world is not yet running out of oil and gas is that energy companies keep finding ways to extract those resources from more and more difficult places, including far under the ocean. Royal Dutch Shell announced plans, yesterday, for the world's deepest offshore floating oil and gas facility.<p>NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.<p>DEBBIE ELLIOTT, BYLINE: Shell calls its ultra-deepwater project a milestone. Thu, 09 May 2013 09:51:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 10114 at http://wrkf.org Lionfish Attacking Atlantic Ocean Like A Living Oil Spill http://wrkf.org/post/lionfish-attack-gulf-mexico-living-oil-spill A gluttonous predator is power-eating its way through reefs from New York to Venezuela. It's the lionfish.<p>And although researchers are coming up with new ways to protect some reefs from the flamboyant maroon-striped fish, they have no hope of stopping its unparalleled invasion.<p>Lad Akins has scuba dived in the vibrant reefs of the Bahamas for many years. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 06:56:00 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 9038 at http://wrkf.org Lionfish Attacking Atlantic Ocean Like A Living Oil Spill