Tonight on 360°, a charter boat captain helping in the Gulf oil clean up effort dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. We'll look at his life and death and the concerns for other fishermen. Plus, a look at what's being done to help save the dolphins and other marine mammals living in the Gulf.
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Efforts to minimize the damage from the huge oil spill from a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico are under way, but wildlife conservation groups say the oil could pose a disaster for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coastal areas.
How can you help? A number of organizations are recruiting volunteers.
The Audubon Society, which is affiliated with the Louisiana Coastal Initiative, is making its Center for Birds of Prey in Florida available for bird cleansing and rehabilitation and is seeking volunteers. Elsewhere, Audubon said it was gearing up to mobilize volunteers and provide assistance as the oil reaches land in Louisiana and elsewhere. Find a local office
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US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev eat burgers during a lunch at Ray's Hell Burger June 24, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
AC360° created this animation to show how the oil spill has spread through the Gulf. These maps are all based on photographs taken by the NOAA from helicopters over the Gulf of Mexico. It shows how the oil has moved and shifted along with the currents and the winds in the Gulf from May 20th- June 14th.
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Director, U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute
One of the main indicators that a person is capable of postformal thought is the ability to hold two completely dissimilar thoughts in mind at the same time. And so it is that the subject I’m about to discuss is both cool on an epic scale at the very same time it’s really, really boring.
Here’s the exciting part. Imagine you could go back to the Clinton era (I know, some of you are already crying), and view White House emails right in an email client, just like it might have felt to send and receive them in the White House.
How cool is that? Remember, Clinton was in office just as the Internet was getting started, so many of our current email systems didn’t even exist back then. This was a time before the Bush administration’s whole missing email debacle, and waaay before systems like Gmail were even a twinkle in Google’s eye (Google, of course, didn’t exist then, either).
So let’s travel back in time to the 1990s
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Editor’s note: David Gewirtz is Director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute and Editor-in-Chief of the ZATZ magazines. He is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts and a top expert on saving and creating jobs. He is a member of FBI InfraGard, the Cyberterrorism Advisor for the International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals, a columnist for The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, and has been a guest commentator for the Nieman Watchdog of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. He is a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley extension, a recipient of the Sigma Xi Research Award in Engineering and was a candidate for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Letters.
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