Has the tide turned on the BP oil crisis? That's the message coming from the White House. "What we're trying to figure out is where the oil is at and what we can do about it," U.S. spill response chief Thad Allen told the press last week, adding that the remaining oil patches were "small concentrations, very hard to detect." But in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, the landscape looks a little different. Our photographer on the scene speaks to a local resident, who demonstrates the "cake batter" sludge still coating the shorelines and waterways.
Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her middle school. Then Humans of New York told her story to the Internet—and everything changed.