An Updated Oil Widget

BY Chris Amico  August 26, 2010 at 5:53 PM EST

This widget is the latest version of what has long been the PBS NewsHour’s SpillCam. For much of the time the Macando well was gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, we streamed live video to millions of viewers through this widget, and the video embedded at the top of our full coverage page.

With the well capped but not yet permanently killed, we’re changing our coverage to make sure you still get the most useful information we can provide. On Thursday, we swapped out the video for a feed of the latest headlines in our ongoing coverage of the Gulf oil disaster’s aftermath.

You can still watch live video from the Gulf on our site, or embed the player from our UStream channel.

We’ll continue to report from the Gulf of Mexico and cover the ongoing impact of the largest offshore oil spill in American history, helped in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.