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BP said on Saturday that its complex "top kill" operation to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has failed, crushing hopes for a quick end to the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
NASA's Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) instrument collected an image over the site of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil rig disaster on May 17, 2010.
Do manufactured dispersants interfere with microbes' natural oil-dispersing ability?
With oil from the big Gulf of Mexico spill threatening fragile coastal wetlands, clean-up crews are about to discover whether a combination of old and new clean-up methods will help limit the environmental damage.
These unique images of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico were obtained by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 17, 2010.
STAMFORD, Conn., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Earth Technologies (Pink Sheets: GETG) announced today that they have submitted G-Marine OSC-1809 Oil & Fuel Spill Clean-UP! to the EPA as a non-toxic dispersant option for immediate consideration to emulsify and remediate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Blizzard, McCarthy & Nabers Demands Accountability HOUSTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, May 18, BP CEO Tony Hayward told the Associated Foreign Press "the overall environmental impact [of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill] will be very, very modest." Meanwhile, over 94,000 barrels of oil have already spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, with an additional 5,000 more leaking out each day (unofficial estimates put it as high as 70,000).
After a month of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, crude oil finally spread through fragile US marshlands on Thursday and now threatens Florida.
ATLANTA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A way to deploy more oil boom to protect Gulf of Mexico shorelines from the oil spill has been found, providing the contractors manufacturing the boom can quickly hire enough workers and boat captains to install it.
NEW ORLEANS, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The chemical dispersants being used to break up the oil leaking into the gulf following the explosion of British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig have the potential to cause just as much, if not more, harm to the environment and the humans coming into contact with it than the oil possibly would if left untreated. That is the warning of toxicology experts, led by Dr.
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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