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Scientists Confirm Official Estimate Of Gulf Oil Spill Rate
2012-01-10 09:32:34

Scientists working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have determined just how fast gas and oil were leaking into the deep ocean, the surface slick, and into the air during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Using detailed chemical measurements, the researchers estimate an average of 11,130 tons of gas and oil compounds were spilled every day during the disaster. That figure is close to the official average leak rate estimate of 11,350...

2011-09-14 14:46:46

Several new studies of air and water near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill conclude that cleanup workers may have escaped harm from one of the most worrisome groups of potentially toxic substances in the oil, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (CEN), ACS's weekly news magazine. But it cites concerns that another group of potentially harmful chemicals did escape from the water and could create a health hazard for cleanup workers. The article, by C&EN...

2011-06-23 21:55:00

55 year-old struggle may provide lessons for Fukushima victims TOKYO, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expectations are high as the Japanese government holds meetings on 26 June in Minamata to explain why the new mercury treaty should be named the Minamata Convention. The planned meeting triggered visits to Japanese embassies in Czech Republic, India, Philippines, and Thailand urging action on the 55 year-old disaster. In addition, more than 200 NGOs from 70 countries signed a...

2011-05-25 09:09:00

EIN News Offers Extended Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though the Gulf oil spill has stopped, the environmental aftermath of the Gulf oil spill catastrophe is still being evaluated and new policies adopted on local, state, regional and national levels. Mounting environmental threats from the disaster will have far-reaching consequences, spanning several industries and business sectors. David Rothstein, CEO of EIN News, says that his...

2011-04-20 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Law Institute has released a series of tools that help Gulf communities shape ecosystem restoration in the wake of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. "Communities have been experiencing, first hand, the dire impacts of the spill," explained Dr. Kathryn Mengerink, Director of ELI's Oceans Program, "They are eager to know how they can help further the restoration process, which involves complex scientific and...

2011-04-19 08:50:00

BALTIMORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RLTV, the only cable network dedicated to serving the needs of generation 50+, will air a special episode of "Stanley On The Go" on April 20th at 8pm EDT. This episode takes us into the heart of the Deepwater Horizon disaster to investigate the aftermath, and speak to the people whose lives were changed forever. With the one-year anniversary fast approaching, RLTV takes a look back at the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of...

2011-04-19 07:30:00

HOUSTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Protein Corporation (NYSE: OME), a nutritional ingredient company that is also the nation's leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, today announced the final settlement of all of its claims for costs and damages incurred as a result of the oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20, 2010. As a result of the final settlement, on April 18, 2011 the Company received an additional payment of $26.2...

2011-04-13 14:10:00

The April 20 anniversary of the BP spill is creeping up as residents of the Gulf of Mexico are still seeing the backlash of the worst environment disaster in U.S. history. The explosion killed 11 workers and sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, releasing 206 million gallons of oil before it was finally contained. The oil tainted hundreds of miles of fragile coastal wetlands and beaches and a third of the Gulf's waters were closed to fishing. Over 130,000 fisherman and coastal residents...

2011-04-08 08:47:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's been about a year since the devastating oil spill happened in the Gulf waters of the United States. Now, a new review published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week urgently calls for developing protocols to deal with the health effects of disasters. Authors of the study say the oil spill -- along with other recent U.S. catastrophes -- illustrates the lack of knowledge about long-term health effects and the need for better planning when dealing with the...

Latest Environmental disasters Reference Libraries

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 cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.