The Human Footprint

[Dauphin Island, Alabama; May 14. Image via AP]

AnnaBelle Tregle, 4, from DesAllemands, La., plays in the Gulf of Mexico while workers in protective suits comb the beach at Dauphin Island, Ala. Friday, May 14, 2010. Gulf coast communities were bracing for a possible land fall of an oil spill caused by the explosion of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform more than three weeks ago. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)