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Oil Spill on California Coast Still Growing

When the new first came out, about 21,000 gallons of oil were expected to have been leaked, which is pretty small in comparison to what oil spills are. One oil tankard carries more than that. But now AP is reporting it might be as much as 105,000 gallons, or even more. But it really doesnt matter how much leaks and Im tired of people complaining about that. The leak itself is a big enough problem thats going to have big effects on the local ecology. Even relatively small spills can have drastic ecological impacts. Not only that, but what about the constant leaking thats already happening (and rarely talked about) in California? Old wells are capped and vacant, but LEAK CONSTANTLY from natural and man-made fissures...“There’s an oil spill every day off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, where oil is seeping naturally from cracks in the seafloor and abandoned sea wells into the ocean,” - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. We've got to stop thinking that these "little incidences" aren't going to add up to something bigger. Just because they're not as bad as BP Deep Horizon was, that doesn't mean they won't have a long lasting, damaging effect on our world. That's nonsense!

Yellowstone North Gate Changes

Saw some people online today getting pretty upset that the famous North Gate at Yellowstone National Park will be changing. The North Gate is the only gate that's open year round and its the most famous. This is the gate as it looked when it first opened. Pretty amazing for it's time. And it still looks pretty amazing today. So I wasn't sure why they're changing it but I did some more research on the official project site--and I can see why they're doing it. Because of the only entry way being through the gate and a small road, there is a lot of traffic. There's also nowhere for people who just want to see the gate to really stop without causing more congestion. This is how they plan to change it, and sure, while I get why people are upset about the "Commercialism" and all that, it's really being done to make the overall experience of enjoying the arch and the entrance to the part more without having the congestion that exist so I don't see any issues with it. Hopefully the the construction won't take too long!