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  • Deepwater Horizon
    Transocean reaches $211M settlement with BP
    Transocean, the oil company who operated the Deepwater Horizon during the 2010 Gulf Water oil spill. They announced the settlement on Wednesday. Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010; eleven people died in the blast....
  • Millions of gallons oil
    Millions of gallons of oil: Gulf floor tests show 10 million oil gallons remain
    Millions of gallons of oil – allegedly close to ten million – are buried on the seabed floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Forgotten, but not gone, so the reverse expression goes. This would certainly hold true for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon...
  • Forty percent of Deepwater Horizon oil found on ocean floor.
    Forty percent of Deepwater Horizon oil found on ocean floor
    Forty percent of the oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe was not consumed by bacteria and did not stay on the ocean’s surface due to the use of dispersants. The oil sank to the ocean floor and remains there today. New research...
  • A boy builds sand castle along the beach, days after a BP announcement that it is ending its “active cleanup” on the Louisiana coast from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, on April 19, 2014, in Grand Isle, Louisiana.
    Microbe consumption of methane in Deepwater Horizon spill highly overstated
    The Deepwater Horizon Oil spill of April 20, 2010, released more than 500,000 tons of methane into the Gulf of Mexico during the 84 day attempt to seal the leaking oil well. New research conducted by Samantha Joye, professor of marine science in...
  • The oil-exposed larva shows a suite of morphological abnormalities including fluid accumulation from heart failure and poor growth of fins and eyes.
    Predatory fish embryo heart defects caused by Deepwater Horizon oil spill
    The embryos of the major predatory and food fish in the Gulf of Mexico suffered a much higher then normal level of heart defects as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill according to new research conducted by scientists from the National...
  • Oil Spill
    Study says chemicals in oil cause cardiac arrest in tuna
    A study published Thursday in the journal Science has found that crude oil can cause cardiac arrest in fish. According to International Business Times, the study was conducted on the tuna population and found that the chemicals found in oil can...
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    Deepwater Horizon contamination still lingers according to new research
    For the first time the remnants of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that still linger in the Gulf of Mexico have been identified by scientists from EPFL in Switzerland and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in the United States that...
  • BP oil spill
    Judge smacks BP by upholding settlement for damages in Gulf oil spill
    More than three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people and launching the largest, most destructive oil spill in US history, a federal appeals court Friday upheld a multibillion...
  • A worker cleans up oily waste on Elmer's Island, just west of Grand Isle, LA., May 21, 2010.
    Deepwater Horizon oil spill linked to blood and liver anomalies
    Dr. Mark A. D'Andrea and colleagues at the University Cancer and Diagnostic Centers in Houston, Texas reported the first comparative study of the effects of the oil dispersant corexit and crude oil on the health of people involved in the clean...
  • Coral reef
    Deepwater Horizon chemical dispersant fatal to coral species in Gulf region
    You can follow me on Facebook HERE.According to a study released on Wednesday, the chemicals used following the Deepwater Horizon disaster could be killing fragile coral ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico.The study, published by peer-reviewed...
  • The Gulf Oil Spill:  Well location
    New Leak at BP Deepwater Horizon Well?
    On September 19, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon well was closed and covered with concrete.On 12-16-12, the Coast Guard completed their investigation of oil leakage from the BP oil well. The area has been under satellite surveillance since the spill,...
  • A C-130 Hercules sprays Corexit dispersant onto the Gulf of Mexico
    Timely Deepwater Horizon summation just in time for Alabama (Video)
    A series of reports (some new and some previously published) presented in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science on December 3, 2012 presents a summing up of and the first comprehensive analysis and synthesis of the science used in the...
  • rotifer
    Study: Gulf Oil Spill Cosmetic Clean-up Increased Toxicity
    The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), has just released the results of study examining the clean-up efforts in the days and months after the BP Deepwater Horizon gulf oil spill in 2010. The results suggest that the focus on a rapid...
  • Colonial rotifers, tentatively identified as Conochilius
    Corexit toxicity study not good news for Alabama
    Roberto-Rico Martinez from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA) in Mexico reported a new study on the toxicity of the oil dispersant Corexit on line November 30, 2012, at the Georgia Tech news...
  • Hurricane Isaac – August 28, 2012, 7:00 a.m. CDT
    No fresh shellfish in Birmingham due to Isaac
    The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed all shellfish growing waters in Mobile and Baldwin counties as of 6:00 a.m. on August 28, 2012, according to a ADPH press release.The decision was made due to the potential for...
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