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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...

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2010-07-19 06:50:00

The massive BP oil spill has scientists and experts fearing a decades-long "cascading" effect on marine life that could lead to alterations in the entire biological network in the Gulf of Mexico. With more than 400 species at risk in the Gulf -- from bacteria to shrimp and crabs, sea turtles, marine birds and sperm whales -- experts warn that the impact of oil and chemical dispersants on the food chain has already set in, and could grow exponentially. Ron Kendall, director of the Institute...

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2010-07-15 09:40:00

Could Have Applications to Gulf of Mexico Spill A team of chemists led by Dr. George John, Associate Professor at The City College of New York (CCNY), have developed a non-toxic, recyclable agent that can solidify oil on salt water so that it can be scooped up like the fat that forms on the top of a pot of chilled chicken soup. The agent could potentially be used to recover oil lost in the British Petroleum (BP) spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Professor John said. In the laboratory, Professor...

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...

2010-07-13 08:00:00

ATLANTA, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulf Coast residents whose lives have been affected by the oil spill can now contribute their stories to an interactive project dedicated to collecting and preserving experiences of everyday people and places affected by the disaster. "The Gulf and Me: A Storygathering Journey" has two components: a community-driven website where people affected by the spill can upload their stories and images to share with others, and an upcoming journey through the Gulf...

2010-07-12 12:26:00

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Commission on the BP Oil Spill wants to hear from residents of the Gulf. To help, it has launched a new feature on its official website, which allows members of the public to make comments about how they have been impacted by the spill and offer suggestions about prevention and response. At its first public meeting in New Orleans today and tomorrow, the Commission is facilitating a public comment session, which will be open to as many...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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