Unfortunately, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing and is over the 60 day mark. It saddens us to see that continue and to put up this widget. The idea that we need a widget to keep track of and to stay up-to-date on a environmental disaster of this magnitude is sickening.
The widget by PBS NewsHour provides an estimate of the number of gallons leaked. A slider allows you to adjust the estimate based on the daily rate. The daily rate ranges from the low end as estimated by the Department of Energy to the worst case scenario as estimated by experts in the field.