I'm sure everyone knows about the huge - and ongoing - oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It is not capped and it is not slowed, so the accumulating oil is heading through the natural water currents. This means it not only will affect the Gulf of Mexico shorelines, but it will pass into the Atlantic Ocean and affect the entire Eastern Seaboard in some way. This isn't a sure thing, but it is a likely thing.
There is a web site where you can keep up with the actual work that is being done as well as sign up to assist in some capacity.
I will be registering for news updates from the web site, as well as finding a way to register to help out in any way I can.