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Looking Back At The Gulf Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Three Years Ago Today
2013-04-20 07:36:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It has been three years since we caught word an explosion took place on an oil rig off the Gulf coast, kickstarting the worst offshore oil spill in US history. Not only did 11 workers lose their lives on the rig, but we also saw about 4.9 million barrels, or 206 million gallons, of oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico. Although today marks the three-year anniversary of the spill, no one knew at that time the spill would go on for so...

Gulf Of Mexico Bacteria Found To Break Down And Consume Crude Oil
2013-04-09 09:49:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it happened in 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill released 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and was described as one of the greatest man-made ecological disasters to ever impact the region. However, new research presented at the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans this week suggested that the Gulf has a natural mechanism capable of breaking down spilled...

First Two-Headed Bull Shark Discovered
2013-03-26 09:36:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report in the Journal of Fish Biology,“¯American marine biologists discovered the first ever two-headed bull shark last year in the Gulf of Mexico. Different from conjoined twins whose bodies are connected in utero, the phenomenon known as dicephalia has previously  been observed in other marine species such as blue or tope sharks. “This is certainly one of those interesting and rarely...

2013-03-09 23:19:00

ClaimsComp is building awareness about the BP Deepwater Horizon settlement, which was finalized on December 21, 2012, in a Louisiana federal court. Many businesses, nonprofits, and individuals are unaware they have a valid claim. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 The money is flowing in for businesses and nonprofit organizations adversely affected by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The financial payments are the result of a class action lawsuit brought...

2013-03-04 16:20:19

HAMPTON, Va., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It is considered the worst oil spill in U.S. history and required a small army of engineers, scientists and others to stop the flow of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, the ninth-largest body of water in the world. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Tuesday, March 5, at NASA's Langley Research Center, Paul Hsieh will present, "The Science Behind the Taming of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill," at 2 p.m. in the...

2013-02-21 20:21:59

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Concerned over the safety of BP's current and future operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast organizations, along with national and international supporters are demanding BP be assessed the maximum Clean Water Act fines possible under current law and that the federal government aggressively move forward with a fully transparent and public trial. More than forty-five organizations have signed the letter, which was delivered to Department...

2013-02-14 12:21:52

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will manage the distribution of $150 million in settlement funds from Transocean Deepwater, Inc. for Gulf Coast environmental restoration under a plea agreement accepted by a federal court judge today. The funds are part of a settlement reached by the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve certain criminal charges against Transocean as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and...

Arctic Ocean Oil Spill Guidelines Not Good Enough, According To Greenpeace
2013-02-05 16:30:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A 21-page document aiming to help with oil spill plans in the Arctic Ocean is apparently not good enough, according to environmentalists, who add the guidelines are vague and do not define corporate liability over such accidents. A Greenpeace representative told redOrbit there are a number of improvements to the document, due to be approved in May by the Arctic Council, that could be done. "We believe that the risks of being...

2013-01-17 08:22:05

LONDON, January 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies within the oil and natural gas drilling and exploration industry continue to improve as demand remains in their favor and contract activity picks up. StockCall has initiated Technical Coverage on Transocean Ltd. and Noble Corporation. Sign up today for free to download reports on these companies at http://www.stockcall.com/research Drilling activity in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) is garnering some of the most attention again...

2013-01-15 16:24:52

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and PANAMA CITY, Fla. and NEW ORLEANS and MOBILE, Ala. and HOUSTON and MONTGOMERY, Ala. and JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "The largest obstacle preventing many accounting firms from preparing these BP Claims is a lack of experience in this process. Many small to mid-size CPAs feel that they should not file these claims because they do not know how to file them, or they have ethical concerns. The Deepwater Horizon Settlement agreement has removed...