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2010-09-24 05:30:00

In the first independent and peer-reviewed analysis of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists from Columbia University have determined that 4.4 million barrels of petroleum leaked into the water following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig in late April. The study, which was the work of Columbia researchers Timothy J. Crone and Maya Tolstoy, was published online in the September 23 edition of the journal Science. As part of their work, Crone and Tolstoy analyzed underwater video...

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2010-09-23 10:10:51

Best known as the star and director of several Hollywood blockbusters, actor Kevin Costner found himself in a different role on Wednesday--testifying in front of Congress as the head of a company he claims can provide a "no-nonsense approach" to cleaning up oil spills. According to MSNBC.com, Costner, the founder of Blue Planet Solutions, told the House of Representatives committee on homeland security, "We can choose to enlist a fleet of 6,000 vessels that are hampered by their lack of...

2010-09-03 12:39:40

UC Santa Barbara researchers forecast where and when oil would wash ashore in the Gulf of Mexico Prompted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a UC Santa Barbara scientist has come up with a new way of predicting how contaminants like oil will spread. He was able to forecast several days in advance that oil from that spill would wash ashore in particular parts of the Gulf of Mexico. "We predicted where the oil was going to go," says Igor Mezic, a professor of mechanical engineering at UC Santa...

2010-08-17 08:45:00

Oil Change International Launches Accountability Campaign Demanding a Separation of Oil and Senate WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As 60,000 barrels of oil or more spilled into the Gulf of Mexico a day, the U.S. Senate voted to preserve subsidies to the oil industry. As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency announced the planet has just come through the warmest decade, the warmest year, and the warmest April, May, and June on record, the Senate utterly failed to pass...

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2010-07-30 09:05:00

New BP CEO Robert Dudley will be in Biloxi, Mississippi today to address the company's future plans for dealing with the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill recovery efforts, according to Associated Press (AP) reports. AP's Kevin McGill reports that Dudley was set to announce that former Federal Emergency Management Agency head James Lee Witt would be aiding the petroleum giant as they start formulating long-term plans to help the areas affected by the 100-plus day environmental disaster. The...

2010-07-30 07:30:00

MOBILE, Ala., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The oil flow has stopped. Now what? Now that the gushing of oil into the Gulf of Mexico has been stifled, scientists and coastal communities are faced with the task of cleaning up what's left. So far, most beaches have remained relatively clean, but that could change with a major storm or hurricane. BP and the USCG no longer need additional skimmers, so this show is designed to address the need for the technologies borne of American ingenuity by...

2010-07-20 10:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Environment Group today called on Congress and the administration to take decisive actions to prevent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill from occurring again and to ensure the restoration of the Gulf. "Despite continued efforts to cap the oil spill in the Gulf, this catastrophe is far from over," said Marilyn Heiman, director of Pew Environment Group's offshore energy reform efforts. "Residents of the Gulf endured the hardship...

2010-07-20 12:13:00

FAIRFAX, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Consolidated Safety Services, together with its subsidiary Dynamac Corporation, (CSS-Dynamac) today announced that it has deployed scientists, data analysts, IT specialists, and technicians to the Gulf coast in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard. Working under five separate contracts, CSS-Dynamac is assisting with...

2010-07-14 08:38:00

CHICAGO, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- DRI - The Voice of the Defense Bar recently announced that it will hold a comprehensive educational seminar on the wide array of litigation issues associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill next month. The program, "Oil Spill Litigation and Emerging Issues Seminar," will feature industry experts, governmental authorities and leading practitioners from around the country to discuss clean-up efforts, pending litigation, damages, and governmental actions....

2010-07-13 08:30:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) today announced that it has received a purchase order to deploy the innovative, underwater version of EVTN's high volume Voraxial 4000 Separator. EVTN envisions its unique underwater design as the core technology for an advanced generation of skimmer vessels to facilitate the Gulf clean-up effort and to effectively protect the environment from future offshore oil spills. Other...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.