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- Easily find the Lexile level of any Elementary or Middle school article on Britannica School! The Lexile measure can be found by clicking the Teacher tab in each article. A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text.
Gulf Oil Spill Resources
Easy access to more information on geography, animal life, the environment, the oil industry, the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010, and a special Kids section.
- Go to Britannica Online
- Click Workspace button (at top of page)
- Click See a Shared Workspace tab
- Type in Workspace name: Gulf Oil Spill 2010
- Browse topics, articles, photos, and websites, using the categories menu
Health Risks / Health Effects
General Information / News
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill 2010
Search ProQuest Resources:
- ABI / INFORM Trade & Industry
- ProQuest Psychology Journals
SIRS Issues Researcher
- That’s Debatable – this month’s question relates to the controversy surrounding drilling for oil. It contains links to a results list related to “Offshore Oil well drilling” as well as poll results.
- Top 10 - #1 issue is Oil Well Drilling. Links to Leading Issue pro/con feature of this issue.
- Today’s News – Streaming video of current news videos, articles w/ images updated every few minutes, includes coverage of oil spill as news unfolds.
Report Oil Spill Problems: 866-448-5816
Governor's Office of Workforce Development
Governor's website for updates on the Oil Spill
Deep Water Horizon Response
- Environmental Hotline / Community Information 866-448-5816
- Assistance Hotline/Boom Reports
- Vessels of Opportunity (boats)
866-279-7983 or 877-847-7470
- Wildlife Distress Hotline
- PEC Hotline (Specialty Volunteer Training) 866-647-2338
- Claims Hotline 800-440-0858
- Medical Support / Poison Control Center 800-222-1222
Hours: 7 AM - 7 PM
13290 N. Wintzell Ave.
Bayou La Batre, AL
1506 N. McKenzie
Alabama Gulf Response
Gulf of Mexico Response
Disaster Preparedness and Service Continuity Plan
Gulf Oil Spill Information Center