Archive for November, 2012

BP’s Deepwater Oil Spill: Five Million Barrels, But Who’s Counting?

Posted on November 30th, 2012 by Alison

Although it won’t do much to reduce the national debt and the threat of the “fiscal cliff”, the Interior Department announced today that it received almost $134 million in bonus bids from oil companies vying to drill new wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday’s Lease Sale 229, the third sale in the last 12 [...]

Johns Hopkins University Press Blog Post

Posted on November 25th, 2012 by Alison

Wild Thing: The pleasures of green turtles and the kindness of sisters One of the unexpected pleasures of writing a book in the digital era is receiving reviews directly from readers some of whom seem to post their opinion of your work as soon as they finish reading it. I confess that when my book, [...]