The article “Mapping the Gulf oil spill in Google Earth” by Christiaan Adams matters because the oil spill can be tracked by using Google Earth Satellites. Two weeks ago an oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, leaked 210,000 gallons of oil into the gulf of Mexico. Since then Google has been taking pictures from Google Earth Satellites that show the progression of the oil spill into the ocean. This article matters to the world because the oil will kill millions of fish and organisms which will mean people will not be able to catch as many fish. Therefore, it will influence our community because there is a small supply the prices will have to rise which mean companies will go out of business that sell fish. This article matters to education because it is up to education to find a way to prevent this from happening again, and clean up the spilled oil.