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2010-11-17 07:20:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon his original technology, Thomas Wicker, a well-known entrepreneur, patent-holder and inventor, has refined and proved the effectiveness of his OsmoSorb Type A Oil Remediation Filter Cartridge.

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2010-11-16 12:43:10

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday that almost all of US federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico are now open to fishing after the BP oil spill closed down waters.

2010-11-10 13:23:00

Pew Calls for Plugging Gaps in Spill Response Planning WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Darkness, extreme weather and shifting sea ice could delay efforts to stop an oil well blowout in the U.S.

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2010-10-31 08:15:00

US officials said on Friday that testing has helped confirm that chemicals used to disperse oil from the BP spill have not made their way into fish, crabs, shrimp or oysters from the Gulf of Mexico.

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2010-10-22 09:25:00

The first expedition to investigate the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on deep sea life in the Gulf of Mexico is currently underway, and thus far, the news is mostly positive.

2010-09-30 17:02:08

The Department of the Interior, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the co-trustees for natural resources affected by the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill announced today they have started the injury assessment and restoration planning phase of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, a legal process to determine the type and amount of restoration needed to compensate the public for harm to natural resources and their human uses as a result of the spill.

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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 over 4 million barrels of petroleum leaked into the water following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig in late April.

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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.

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.

2010-09-03 12:39:40

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.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.