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Gulf Oil Spill Begins To Reach Land As BP Struggles To Contain Leak
2014-08-11 06:12:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When an oil spill occurs, it usually takes scientists and clean-up crews several days to arrive on the scene, making it unclear exactly what happens to the petroleum-based product during the first 24 hours after it hits the water. In a new study, however, corresponding author Samuel Arey of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and his...

NASA Satellite Data Find There Is Hope For Water In Aral Sea Basin
2014-02-14 14:25:27

Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team - NASA A new study using data from NASA satellite missions finds that, although the long-term water picture for the Aral Sea watershed in Central Asia remains bleak, short-term prospects are better than previously thought. Once the fourth largest inland sea in the world, the Aral Sea has lost 90 percent of its water volume over the last 50 years. Its watershed -- the enormous closed basin around the sea -- encompasses Uzbekistan and parts...

Short-term Damage To Rat DNA Caused By Exposure To 'Prestige' Fuel
2012-10-15 11:21:39

An experiment carried out on rodents exposed to fuel similar to that of the Prestige tanker oil spill — which took place nearly a decade ago — shows that inhalation of the fuel causes damage to genetic material. According to the study, led by the University of A Coruña, the results could be used in relation to people who carry out the industrial cleaning of coasts. On 19 November, it will be ten years since the sinking of the Prestige, which caused one of Spain's...

2012-08-20 23:02:28

IT Strategies Group´s “Oil Claim Calculator” for calculating BP Claims is featured on ABC News as a Top Story and Decodes the 1,000+ page Deepwater Horizon Settlement Agreement for the Masses Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 “If you're still trying to figure out if you have a BP oil spill claim there's help for you online at the Oil Claim Calculator®. It´s a game changer. You can calculate one or more Business Economic Loss claims in a single...

2012-07-18 23:03:26

Disaster Relief Supply has recently added Dawg Oil skimmers, socks, and booms to their online catalog. Destin, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Disaster Relief Supply, known as a dealer of emergency preparedness products like generators, chainsaws, and emergency food supplies, has just increased their inventory of disaster cleanup products by adding Dawg Oil spill products. The Oil Spill products added included skimmer, socks, and booms, and are all commercial strength cleaning products. Since the...

2012-05-11 12:02:25

When the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded April 20, 2010, residents feared that their Gulf of Mexico shores would be inundated with oil. And while many wetland habitats and wildlife were oiled during the three-month leak, the environmental damage to coastal Louisiana was less than many expected, in part because much of the crude never made it to the coast. Research by a trio of geoscientists, including the University of Pennsylvania´s Douglas Jerolmack, now offers an...


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2009-07-06 16:44:13

Haze is a type of atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and dry particles in the air obscure the sky's clarity. Haze is created through various activities including farming, traffic pollution,and even wildfires. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) categorizes the obscuration of the Earth's atmosphere by a list of different types of atmospheric phenomena. One of these is haze. The other classifications are: fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand, and snow....

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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