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2011-01-27 13:22:00

House Democratic Amendment Similar to Recently Introduced Bill by GOP Congressman Scalise WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven nonprofit advocacy groups praised an amendment in an updated oil spill response bill introduced last night by U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Ma.) and other House Democrats that would implement a key recommendation by the bipartisan oil spill commission. The recommendation is for Congress to dedicate 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties to be...

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2011-01-27 05:50:00

A new study released Wednesday finds that dispersants placed deep in the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the BP oil spill seemed to keep some oil from contaminating the water's surface.  However, the chemicals in the dispersant lingered underwater, adding to growing concerns about the long-term consequences for the region. The study, which appears in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, was the first peer-reviewed research published on the fate of oil dispersants added...

2010-12-20 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- You can call it the ultimate recycling program. To help reduce the overall environmental impact of the Gulf Oil Spill, General Motors has embarked on a unique initiative - recycling booms. See video from General Motors at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/oneClip_C_105/?feed=1Jak5bbAY02mYhxXL_zRGut_FL3OOVHG Previously, the large absorbent booms being used to soak up the oil from the spill would be buried in landfills. Now, they being are pulled...

2010-12-20 07:10:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from General Motors - Global at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=ee6dc19e-bb91-4dc3-81d1-65e4fff3e601&bhcp=1# To help reduce the overall environmental impact of the Gulf Oil Spill, General Motors has embarked on a unique initiative - recycling booms. Previously, the large absorbent booms being used to soak up the oil from the spill would be buried in landfills. Now, they are being pulled from the water,...

2010-11-18 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor, Author, Radio Host, Stephen Baldwin continues in his efforts to help find solutions to the ongoing problems in the aftermath of the recent Gulf oil spill disaster. Baldwin was one of the first celebrities on the scene and was given early access, which led to unique footage and interaction with the likes of Governor Bobby Jindal and Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser for his "Will to Drill" documentary. As most of the media and...

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2010-10-20 07:10:00

A top US official promised Tuesday that beaches tainted with oil and balls of tar from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will be clean by the end of the year, hoping to attract tourists back to the region, which has suffered both economically and ecologically. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Paul Zukunft said "we're still in it for the long haul" at a press conference marking six months since the deadly rig explosion that caused the largest-scale maritime spill in history. Zukunft said although the...

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2010-10-07 10:20:00

An investigative team set up to look into the Obama administration's handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill found that federal officials "created the impression that it was either not fully competent to handle the spill or not fully candid with the American people about the scope of the problem." The strongly-worded critiques were presented in a quartet of "working papers" released by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling on Wednesday, and do...

2010-09-30 09:01:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its new Submersible Voraxial® Separator at the upcoming Clean Gulf Training and Exhibition on October 19-20 in Tampa, Florida. The Submersible Voraxial® is the core technology for a fleet of advanced oil skimmer/processor boats, envisioned by EVTN. These Voraxial equipped vessels will have the capacity to...

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2010-09-27 14:15:00

On Monday, an independent commission kicked off a two-day meeting in Washington to investigate the massive oil spill from the BP-leased rig that set off the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The commission, which was set up by President Barack Obama, will probe the use of controversial chemical dispersants to combat the spill, government decisions made during the disaster and the U.S. moratorium on deepwater drilling. Former senator and commission co-chair Bob Graham said during...

2010-09-16 13:51:00

National Geographic Magazine Tackles Deep Water Drilling and Gulf's Oil Infrastructure in October 2010 Issue Special map supplement in magazine describes Gulf ecosystem and reveals region's complete oil infrastructure National Geographic networks investigate aftermath and continuing impact of oil spill with 3 specials, including 'Explorer: Can the Gulf Survive?' on Nat Geo Channel at 10 p.m. ET/PT Sept. 28 (http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/explorer/4835/Overview) Free...


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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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