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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...

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...


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