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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...

2013-03-18 16:20:36

VANCOUVER, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Harper government today announced a number of measures toward the creation of a World-Class Tanker Safety System. The implementation of eight tanker safety measures was announced along with the introduction of the Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act, and the creation of a Tanker Safety Expert Panel to review Canada's current tanker safety system and propose further measures to strengthen it. The announcement was made by the Honourable...

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...

2012-08-10 06:20:52

19 groups receive funds to study effects of Deepwater Horizon oil spill RESTON, Va., Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, or GoMRI, announced today that it has approved funding for 19 grants that will support studies of the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico. Roughly $20 million will be awarded to these researchers over the next three years. "Today is a significant milestone for the GoMRI," said Dr. Rita...

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...

2012-06-13 10:20:53

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Pete Beach City Council convened last night, and voted to retain outside legal counsel to evaluate and pursue recovery of the economic losses sustained by the City as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including lost tax revenues and tourist related income. The team of lawyers recommended by City Manager Michael Bonfield is led by Ronnie G. Penton of the Louisiana-based Penton Law Firm and includes Tampa class action...

2012-05-31 06:24:25

NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A tough new 30-second radio radio spot called "Fix It", aimed directly at Chevron's refusal to remediate one of the largest man-made environmental catastrophes in recorded history, will debut next week in select U.S. markets. Radio ad available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rngQJoShvJY The ad, paid for by the Amazon Defense Coalition, and produced by the group You Break It You Fix It, compares Chevron's refusal to clean up its mess in Ecuador...

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...

2012-05-09 02:22:21

HOUSTON, Texas, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SOURCE Informex