How big is the BP oil disaster?
How big is BP's disaster? Pretty darned big. For some size perspective, check out: If it was my home.
How far might the oil slick spread?
The National Center for Atmospheric Research, which does a lot of computer modeling of the air and oceans, has put together a simulation of where the oil from the Deepwater Horizon might go over the next hundred days. In a word: far.
Here is a live feed, courtesy of PBS:
Photos: Gulf Oil Spill: Animals In Peril