For the past few weeks, the major headline in United States news has been the leak of an oil tanker in the Gulf Coast off the shores of Louisiana. The oil rig, owned by BP, had an undisclosed explosion and has been leaking oil our of a blown well deep on the ocean floor. It has already begun affecting marine life and the local industry, and things are not getting sunnier anytime soon. While there have been many attempts to fix the leaking well, the most recent attempt of a dome to cover the well has failed. It seems the next solution is to throw garbage at the oil well to clog the leak until it can be fixed. Needless to say, this is a job that not even your local garbageman wants to try to clean up.
Read more here: Solution? Let's throw garbage at it.