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The oil slick that resulted from a sunken rig has now reached the shores of Louisiana.
The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is five times larger than originally thought, the Coast Guard reported on Thursday, and it could spell disaster for the fragile wetlands along the US coast.
Officials reported on Sunday that crude oil is gushing from a sunken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving a massive oil slick covering more than 400 square miles.
Texas State Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said crews worked Sunday to protect two sensitive wildlife areas after a crude oil spill shut down parts of a major southeast Texas port.
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Last-minute negotiations between Nigerian oil workers unions and government officials headed off a strike, at least temporarily, an official said Tuesday. Bayo Olowoshile, secretary-general of the Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association, told the Voice of America the unions agreed to give the government more time to fulfill its pledge on improving security in the oil fields in the restive Niger Delta. Yes, we will be willing to give the government a little time, Olowoshile said.
A Canadian study suggests detergents used to remove ocean spills of diesel oil harm more fish than the spills themselves. The detergents may be the best way to treat spills in the long term because the dispersed oil is diluted and degraded, said Queen's University Professor Peter Hodson.
A new Queen's University study shows that detergents used to clean up spills of diesel oil actually increase its toxicity to fish, making it more harmful.
Australian officials say water supplies in parts of north Queensland have been contaminated by mine waste discharged in recent flooding. The Australian Environmental Protection Agency said landowners downstream of the Lady Annie copper mine have been ordered not to drink water or swim in Saga and Inca
About half of the oil in the ocean bubbles up naturally from the seafloor, with Earth giving it up freely like it was of no value.
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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