Gulf Oil Spill Hot Topic in May News

Land grant and Sea-grant university work to assess the Gulf oil spill and its effects was a hot topic all month. eXtension had 18 Gulf oil spill related releases from Alabama Cooperative Extension, Alaska Sea Grant, Cornell University, Louisiana State University, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, Mississippi State University, Southern University, Texas Sea Grant, University of California, University of Florida and University of Missouri as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Oil spill news is in the agrosecurity and floods resource area.

In May, 330 news releases came from 34 states:
26–University of Illinois
21–University of Missouri
15—(each) Louisiana State University and Southern University; North Dakota State University
14—North Carolina Cooperative Extension
13—(each) Iowa State University; Kansas State University; Ohio State University
12–University of California
11—(each) University of Georgia; University of Wisconsin
10—(each) Michigan State University; Mississippi State University; Oklahoma State University; University of Nebraska
8—(each) Alabama Cooperative Extension and Tuskegee University; Penn State University
7-(each) University of Arizona; University of Arkansas; University of Florida
6-(each) Texas AgriLife Extension; University of Kentucky
1 to 5 releases each from Alaska Sea Grant, Cornell University, Montana State University, Oregon State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, University of Idaho, University of Minnesota, University of Nevada, University of Rhode Island, Utah State University and West Virginia State University.
2–Original releases
44–Other sources

330 releases total

News was posted to 31 Communities of Practice as well as four CoPs yet to go public:

42–Gardens, lawns and landscapes
32–Personal finance
28–Agrosecurity and floods
24–Families, food and fitness
22–Beef cattle
17–Corn and soybean production
12–Family caregiving
11–Extension master gardener
10–Entrepreneurs and their communities
9—(each) Dairy, Food safety, Horses
7–Diversity across higher education
6–Animal manure management, Community planning and zoning, Farm energy, Organic agriculture
5–Bee health
4–Geospatial technology
1—(each) Child care, Goats, Home energy, Imported fire ants, Pest management in and around structures, Science, engineering, and technology for youth, Small meat processors, Wildfire, Wildlife damage management, Wood energy, Drinking water, Freshwater aquaculture, Military families, Swine