Last-Chance Beaches -

Moroco Beach 
Picture the gorgeous beach you spent a week on this summer.

Now picture that same beach next summer, destroyed. Perhaps it eroded so much that there's barely room to spread out a towel. Maybe a colossal concrete hotel is being built where the sand dunes used to be. Maybe it has been coated with a slick of spilled oil. Hopefully, your slice of paradise will remain well preserved. But at many beaches around the world, nightmares like these are coming true (just ask anyone who lives on the Gulf Coast).



U.S. Says 74% of Spilled BP Oil Eliminated From Gulf - BusinessWeek

I hope the word gets out to the public that the gulf states should not become a tourist dead zone! TB

Sunset on Florida Gulf Coast beach.

Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) -- About 74 percent of the oil that leaked from BP Plc’s damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico has been eliminated or will soon be eaten by bacteria, according to a U.S. government report.

The remaining oil may be on the surface of the water, buried beneath sand and sediment, or was collected from the region’s beaches, according to the report released today by a team led by the Interior Department and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.